21st May 2020. We inaugurated our project seminar series, (Red) Walls, (Brexit) Borders and (Pandemic) Politics, with a webinar featuring a keynote presentation titled ‘Class inequality, community studies and COVID-19‘ from Dr Lisa Mckenzie, Assistant Professor in Department of Sociology at Durham University.
Adrian Favell chaired the well-attended two-hour session. The talk was followed by responses from Andrew Wallace, Northern Exposure team member and convenor of the series, and Paul Hayes a Senior Policy Officer at Wakefield District Council. A lively debate followed with interventions from academic and NGO participants.