21st May 2020. The first webinar in our ‘(Red) Walls, (Brexit) Borders and (Pandemic) Politics’ project webinar series started with a keynote presentation titled ‘Class inequality, community studies and COVID-19′ from Lisa Mckenzie, Assistant Professor in Department of Sociology at Durham University.
Adrian Favell, PI of the Northern Exposure project, 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 Research Officer at Wakefield District Council. A lively debate followed with interventions from academic and NGO participants.