ISR Blog

Welcome to the ISR blog – the place where we explore the connection between contemporary events and the interests of researchers at Edge Hill and beyond.

We invite pieces from all disciplines and those that cut across disciplines, that examine the intersection between academic enquiry and everyday life.

At around 500 words, post are pithy yet apolitical, thought provoking and add to wider debate.

We hope that you will enjoy reading – and will also make a contribution via

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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.

In March 2021, to mark the anniversary of UK lockdown, we invited the bloggers from the original Covid-19 blog to update their piece, alongside new pieces examining the longer term and hidden aspects of the pandemic. Some of the original bloggers had got it right – others had called it wrong; but what is clear is that the impact of Covid-19 will permanently reshape many aspects of our working and personal lives.

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.