An opportunity to learn more about the colleagues you may never have met. Step inside their homes as Alumna, Jo Fisher, catches up with them over a virtual cuppa. We’ll chat about how they’re adapting to working from home and what they would be doing under normal circumstances. Listen to this podcast to learn something new, not only about a subject you may never have touched on, but about an equally as interesting person whom you have one thing in common with - The University of Southampton.
Bonus Episode: The Census
Census Day is 21st March 2021. Ever wondered why we do a Census? The Census is a survey about all the households in England and Wales and occurs every 10 years. In this podcast, Jo speaks to Professor David Martin, a Professor of Geography at the University of Southampton. David has been heavily involved in the nationwide survey for nearly 40 years and is quite the celebrity within the Census world. Listen as Jo and David discuss how Covid and Brexit will effect this years data as well as how your answers determine what's in your local corner shop.
The Lyrical Lawyer
Dr Harry Annison is an Associate Professor in Criminal Law and Criminology by day but a musician by night! Fighting crime during the day makes him somewhat of a conventional superhero in reverse but he's a superhero nonetheless. His research centres primarily upon penal politics and policymaking, analysing the beliefs and practices that inform criminal justice policy. Listen to this podcast to discover how his work has helped numerous people and find out about his musical talent.
The Sustainability Creative
Ever considered how getting your hair done may be effecting the Earth? In this podcast episode, Dr Denise Baden, Professor of Sustainable Business within Southampton Business School, explains how we can make a change starting with our hair. But that's not where Denise's creativity ends! Host, Jo, chats with Denise about the Green Stories Writing Competition and her musical-writing talent.
The Political Pundit
The US election is getting closer and Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Will Jennings, is no stranger to the sleepless nights and preparation that goes into covering such an event. Host, Jo Fisher, chats with Will about his journey through academia and his work on public opinion. Self-confessed Twitter junkie, Will, has worked with the likes of BBC and SKY on a number of UK and US elections and this year is no different. Listen to this podcast to discover how this year may be different to all the rest!
The Feminist Film Fanatic
Meet Dr Shelley Cobb, Associate Professor of Film at the University of Southampton. Shelley is a feminist film and media studies scholar with a particular interest in women filmmakers. Listen to this podcast to find out what challenges women filmmakers face working in the industry and how Shelley's research is helping to close the gap. They also give recommendations of films to add to the list!
The Dragon Bearing Historian
Black history, garden sheds and dragons. Meet Professor Christer Petley, expert in the history of colonial settlers and slaveholders in the school of humanities at the University of Southampton. His work focuses mainly on slave societies in the British Caribbean and he has published work on the social and cultural history of the Jamaican planter class. Listen to this podcast to delve into black history and to get to know the person behind the research including using his child's toy dragon as a teaching tool!