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Join our host, Canadian journalist and producer Neil Morrison, as he speaks with the University’s thought leaders to cover a wide range of topics ranging from the psychiatric pharmaceutical industry to Brexit; to name just a few of the topics to listen out for.
Angela Colvert speaks about watching young children get excited about reading, writing and even homework through the power of digital games. Dr Colvert is Senior Lecturer in English Education at the University of Roehampton. She was part of the team that developed the very successful phonics game ‘Teach Your Monster To Read’. She argues that educators need to expand their definition of literacy far beyond simple reading and writing.
While the economic and political consequences of the UK’s exit from the EU have been, and continue to be, fiercely debated; there has been little discussion about the impact Brexit will have on human rights protections in Britain. Dr Katie Boyle is a constitutional lawyer specialising in human rights and a senior lecturer at the University of Roehampton. Katie says the UK is sleepwalking towards a new constitutional order where basic human rights are less secure.
Dr James Davies argues the psychiatric pharmaceutical industry continues to put riches ahead of patients' well-being. Dr Davies is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Life Sciences at the University of Roehampton. He is the author of Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good. It's been three years since that book was published. However, Dr Davies argues his diagnosis for what ails the psychiatric profession has not improved.
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