Category: Politics

Houses of Parliament, London

Dr Phil Burton-Cartledge, Sociology Lecturer at the University of Derby, explores the rationale behind the surprise appointment of David Cameron in Rishi Sunak’s cabinet reshuffle. 

Woman sits on the grass holding a football wearing a football kit.

Medha Godbole shares her list of women who have achieved great things in sports and adventure. 

Silhouette of a woman standing against a sunset.

Today is International Women’s Day. This day not only celebrates the roles of women but also supports campaigns for global gender parity. Discover the roots of International Women's Day and what it means today. 

Ukraine flag as a map

In this blog, Professor Keith McLay, a historian of war and warfare and Provost - Learning and Teaching at the University of Derby, looks at three examples of instructive on the fallacy of strategic territorial gains in urban war. 

Nuclear atoms

In this blog, Professor Keith McLay, a historian of war and warfare and Provost - Learning and Teaching at the University of Derby, explores the use of nuclear weapons and why the history behind it must be well read and understood.

Jigsaw pieces as Ukrainian and Russian flags on a world map

In this blog, Professor Keith McLay, a historian of war and warfare and Provost - Learning and Teaching at the University of Derby, reflects on some of the ‘given’ Russian reasons for the conflict.

Coins

In this blog, Professor Keith McLay, a historian of war and warfare and Provost - Learning and Teaching at the University of Derby, discusses the war and economic sanctions of Ukraine. 

View of Ukraine's capital city Kyiv

Professor Keith McLay, Provost - Learning and Teaching at the University of Derby, comments on Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Dilapidated stairway leading up from a subway tunnel, painted turquoise.

When the government talks of 'levelling up', what does it mean, what are the conditions that make it necessary and how can it be achieved? Economics Lecturer Ghulam Mustafa, of the University of Derby, explores the data in this new blog.

View of people walking over stepping stones at Dovedale

This month marks the anniversary of the creation of the Peak National Park in 1951, the first British national park to be established in the wake of the Second World War. Paul Elliott, Professor of Modern History at the University of Derby, looks at the impact that the park’s establishment and existence have had on its communities and the nation as a whole over the past seven decades.