The We Society

The We Society

Ideas to Shape The Way We Live. Presented by Will Hutton. A Podcast from Academy of Social Sciences.

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December 12, 2022 42 min
Ai Weiwei is a father, an artist, and a dissident who refuses to be silenced. He has exhibited worldwide and has gained a reputation for creating fearless artworks with a humanitarian spirit.

He joins journalist Will Hutton for the final episode of Season 2 of the We Society where they discuss the possible threats to Taiwan from China, his years of exile growing up in North West China with his poet father, and the importance of pr...
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Becky Francis has dedicated her life to improving education. She is the chief executive of the Education Endowment Foundation, an independent charity that supports schools, nurseries, and colleges to improve teaching and learning. Before that, she was Director of the UCL Institute of Education at University College London. If anyone knows how the school system in the UK is doing, it’s Becky Francis and she joins Will Hutton in conv...
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Professor Ann Phoenix is a psychologist whose work at UCL Institute of Education focuses on psychosocial processes and social identities. She joins host Will Hutton to discuss the relevance of intersectionality, and how some young single mothers thrive while others flounder. 

The We Society podcast on ideas that shape the world we live in. From countering social inequality to rebooting public services, host Will Hutton and his gue...
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Torsten Bell is the Chief Executive Officer of the Resolution Foundation, a think-tank whose aim is to improve the lot of the ordinary person in Britain. Never far from the airwaves, Torsten takes the conversation deeper with host Will Hutton as they ponder what makes Britain a ‘stagnation nation’. 

The We Society podcast on ideas that shape the world we live in. From countering social inequality to rebooting public services, host...
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Professor Mike Berners-Lee is an author and a Professor at the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University. His work for the past few decades has focused on how to tackle the worsening climate emergency. Mike joins Will Hutton to discuss how there has to be a global shift in our values for us to have a chance of reversing climate change. 

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Professor Greg Clark is an urbanist and author who has worked with more than 300 cities across the world. He talks to host Will Hutton about how cities are at the front line of the climate change challenge and why they are so important for our future. 

The We Society podcast on ideas that shape the world we live in. From countering social inequality to rebooting public services, host Will Hutton and his guests encourage you to thi...
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In the second episode of season 2 of the We Society podcast, Professor Linda Bauld, public health specialist and advisor to the Scottish Government, joins us to reflect on Britain's response to the Covid pandemic. 

The We Society podcast on ideas that shape the world we live in. From countering social inequality to rebooting public services, host Will Hutton and his guests encourage you to think critically and collectively, as...
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Professor Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies at King's College London joins us to talk about all things Ukraine. 

The We Society podcast on ideas that shape the world we live in. From countering social inequality to rebooting public services, host Will Hutton and his guests encourage you to think critically and collectively, as part of The We Society. This podcast is brought to you by the Academy of Social Sc...
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October 24, 2022 3 min
The We Society podcast on ideas that shape the world we live in. From countering social inequality to rebooting public services, host Will Hutton and his guests encourage you to think critically and collectively, as part of The We Society. This podcast is brought to you by the Academy of Social Sciences. 

Tell us who we should be speaking to, or what questions we should be asking by emailing wesociety@acss.org.uk 
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September 2, 2022 5 min
We bring to you a short re-cap of Season 1 of the We Society, brought to you by the Academy of Social Sciences before Season 2 is released in October. 
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In our final episode of the season, Professor Michael Bradshaw of Warwick University talks to Will Hutton about our faltering energy markets and what might be on the horizon. We'll be returning in the Autumn, so until then, thanks for listening! 
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In the penultimate episode of this season from the Academy of Social Sciences, economist Professor Mariana Mazzucato invites  Will Hutton to her department at University College London to explain how the public sector could be reshaped to benefit everyone. 
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Professor Gary Younge, a longstanding journalist at the Guardian and a Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester, joins Will Hutton to talk about identity politics, America, and his latest academic career in the social sciences. 
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Professor Kate Pickett, author of The Spirit Level and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of York, talks to Will Hutton about how unequal societies harms us all, her latest research projects in Bradford and how the UK could truly 'level' up. 
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Sir Ian Diamond, Head of the Office of National Statistics, talks to Will Hutton about how data helped fight Covid 19, and how, if we use them right, statistics can inform us about how to create better ways of living.

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Former Secretary of State and 2016 Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton joins Will Hutton to talk about "performative" politics, controlling social media, the challenge of education, and keeping women's equality in focus.

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In the first of a new series from the Academy Of Social Sciences, psychologist Sir Cary Cooper talks to Will Hutton about the need for a new approach to work, and workplace culture.
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May 29, 2022 1 min
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