ISR Blog

The 24th March 2021 will be the anniversary of the first Covid-19 lockdown in the UK.

Today we are launching the ISR Covid-19 Anniversary Blog to run throughout March and April 2021. This will explore the effects of the pandemic on our research communities over the past year, and make predictions as to its lasting impacts.

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In April and May 2020 Edge Hill academics were inspired to write blog pieces exploring the immediate impact of lockdown as it related to their research interests. These pieces looked at a wide spectrum of geographical and demographic groups and explored many areas, from the arts, to autism, politics to prisons, and more. We converted this blog into an online publication and it now stands as both an historic and contemporary account of our immediate response to the pandemic.

We now invite all EHU academics to submit pieces that are immediate, pithy, yet apolitical and approximately 500 words. What have been the impacts of the pandemic on your field of enquiry? Will these be permanent or temporary? What will happen next? All submissions will be moderated.

You can also add your own response to any post – but please ensure that comments are also both measured and apolitical!

If you would like to submit a post – please do so via

EHU Staff: Don’t know how to write a blog but interested in learning how? …take a look at this short training video

The Institute for Social Responsibility (ISR) is Edge Hill University’s cross-disciplinary research and knowledge exchange initiative. We are committed to exploring the opportunities for cross sector collaboration and co-operation and to draw on the experience of practitioners as well as academic researchers to inform new ways of working and learning.