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Danny Dorling

Danny Dorling

Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, University of Oxford

Danny Dorling joined the School of Geography and the Environment in September 2013 to take up the Halford Mackinder Professorship in Geography. He was previously a professor of Geography at the University of Sheffield. He has also worked in Newcastle, Bristol, Leeds and New Zealand, went to university in Newcastle upon Tyne, and to school in Oxford.

Much of Danny's work is available open access (see www.dannydorling.org). With a group of colleagues he helped create the website www.worldmapper.org which shows who has most and least in the world. His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education, wealth and poverty. His recent books include, co-authored texts The Atlas of the Real World: Mapping the way we live and Bankrupt Britain: An atlas of social change.

Recent sole authored books include, Injustice: Why social inequalities persist in 2010; So you think you know about Britain and Fair Play, both in 2011; in 2012 The No-nonsense Guide to Equality, The Visualization of Social Spatial Structure and The Population of the UK; and in 2013 Unequal Health, The 32 Stops and Population Ten Billion.

Before a career in academia Danny was employed as a play-worker in children's play-schemes and in pre-school education where the underlying rationale was that playing is learning for living. He tries not to forget this. He is an Academician of the Academy of the Learned Societies in the Social Sciences, Honorary President of the Society of Cartographers and a patron of Roadpeace, the national charity for road crash victims.

Coronavirus: why aren’t death rates rising with case numbers?

Sep 10, 2020 09:02 am UTC| Health

It is a conundrum. For much of the past two months, many people have been convinced that mortality associated with COVID-19 would rise as the number of people testing positive with the disease increased. But this has not...

Why coronavirus death rates won't fall as quickly as they rose

Jun 05, 2020 10:57 am UTC| Health

Coronavirus deaths shocked us with how rapidly they rose from a base of none at the start of the year, to many thousands within the space of mere weeks. At the peak for England and Wales on April 8, more than 1,300 people...

Mortality rates are still rising in the UK – and everyone is ignoring how many more people are dying

Jul 03, 2019 20:53 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

When the UKs annual mid-year population estimates were released in late June 2019, much of the media coverage focused on the fact that the population had risen, but growth rates had stalled. The Express newspaper reported...

Getting rich is largely about luck – shame the wealthy don't want to hear it

May 07, 2017 09:48 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

The UK suffers from the highest levels of income inequality in Europe partly because of the delusions of its rich. In countries where the rich have less, they tend to be less delusional , about themselves, about other...

Are the rich really getter poorer and the poor getting richer?

Jan 11, 2017 17:42 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The median UK household is better off. The poorest households are doing even better than the median, and the richest households have been the greatest losers. At least thats one way to read the headline statistics put out...

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Economy

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Donald Trump attacks Dr. Anthony Fauci for speaking the truth about the COVID-19 pandemic

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Science

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Technology

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Xbox Game Pass hints at ‘Rainbow Six Siege’ arriving on the streaming service

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