Through working with the Public Engagement Policy of the University of Manchester and working closely with Susan Brown, I was called to do a presentation in University of Manchester on ‘Rethinking Inequality in Historical Perspective’. Pedro Ramos Pinto and Patrick Joyce were the key organizers and invited me to make a contribution by virtue of the Ragged project, as it is both an inclusive project and one borrowed from history.
This was an amazing opportunity which illustrates how academia is trying to break down the barriers and open up the ivory towers to other communities. This I am keen to see mature as a dialogue and line of thought, as there is a great deal of talent outside of the academic world which deserves to be included in conversations and contribute to knowledge as an open endeavour. Read more