‘Do summat proper’- On jobs and value

This week in the news I read about an article in the Mirror where Katie Jarvis, and ex-Eastenders actress was being slandered and shamed for working in B&M as a security guard following a career in acting. This had me thinking about the types of jobs we do and what they have come to symbolise … Continue reading ‘Do summat proper’- On jobs and value

Glass Ceilings and headstarts: does Class still matter?

Earlier this year news of the US college scandals hit the headlines and conversations of class privilege and opportunity dominated social media. Of course debates about the abolition of private schools were already taking place in the UK and so this made me think (once again) about social mobility, meritocracy and the glass ceiling that … Continue reading Glass Ceilings and headstarts: does Class still matter?