This last July saw the 34th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster, in which 167 people needlessly lost their lives. Workers on two nearby platforms, Claymore and Tartan which pumped to Piper Alpha, could see that the platform they were pumping to was alight. But they had been told never to shut off the oil […]
Tag: Maggie Chapman
Talking Sense… The one with Maggie Chapman.
🎙 It’s not your granny’s #WomensHistoryMonth episode! Links to all of our podcasts on Iplayer and RSS Feed HERE. Also on Spotify HERE Join @kat_cary and Erin (@Seunte) as they talk with @MaggieChapman about the limitations of carceral feminism, policing and prison systems as well as discussing why inclusivity is good, actually. #TalkingSense @sensibilityscot
Michelin Closure Highlights Need For A Just Transition
I was devastated, but perhaps not really surprised, to hear of the closure of Dundee’s largest industrial employment base – Michelin – a couple of weeks ago. Last month I wrote about how the 2008 financial crash signalled just how broken our economy is. The Michelin closure is perhaps the most recent example, close to […]
Breakdown or break free: the climate choice we face
It is August, which usually means a month of damp, cold driechness, just to welcome all the tourists to the Edinburgh Festivals. Instead, we’ve seen record summer temperatures, and several weeks of not only high temperatures but also very little rain. Northern Ireland saw its first hose pipe ban in 23 years imposed last […]
Union of Equals?
Union of Equals? The last couple of days have been quite extraordinary. We have seen changes made to Scotland’s devolution settlement without Scottish MPs being heard, nevermind the Scottish Parliament giving its consent. We witnessed a Conservative MP suggest that suicide was the choice open to Scottish MPs who thought this was perhaps not the […]
Maggie Chapman Writing
Ungagged Articles A Union of Equals? Regular Column Brexit Fightback: We must demand a better future Free Education: The Foundation of a Better Society Breakdown or break free: the climate choice we face Reimagining our Economy Michelin Closure Highlights Need for a Just Transition
Free education: The Foundation of a Better Society
Free Education: The Foundation of a Better Society I am passionate about education. I believe that it has the power to transform individuals, communities and society for the better. As such, I think education should be free. And that means free education throughout life, not just primary and secondary schooling. As Rector of the […]