• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Frank Furedi in the news

Greg Clark appointed universities and science minister – open thread

What changes do you hope the new minister will introduce? Sector figures share their thoughts.

Mandatory reporting ‘would undermine police professionalism’

Calls for creation of new criminal offence criticised by leading sociologist amid resourcing debate.

BBC Newsnight

Frank Furedi discusses the problems with the mounting number of public inquiries about child abuse, including for how adults and children interact in everyday life.

Should you ask someone’s permission to kiss them?

Over recent months, there's been a string of headlines about "inappropriate" sexual behaviour and when it tips over into being unlawful. Where are the lines of consent, asks Jo Fidgen.

Sociologist wades into Occupy movement and other issues

Sociologist Frank Furedi wades into issues from democracy to modern child-rearing with Mischa Moselle.

A Boost for Active Learning

By Doug Lederman.

The Great War: a battle for meaning

Amanda Vanstone interviews Frank Furedi on Counterpoint.

Review: Frank Furedi’s ‘First World War - Still No End In Sight’

This isn't another example of Paxman-like, shouty revisionism about the First World War, but a brilliant essay in the history of ideas, and in the decline of ideas as a shared currency.

How the west was lost: Frank Furedi’s First World War

The Great War’s greatest legacy is uncertainty and a never-ending search for meaning. Review by Richard Overy.

Review: The first world war, 100 years on

It may be passing from living memory but 1914 still divides us. By Peter Clarke.

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