From air travel getting safer to the doublestandards of sex tourism

In the latest in a series of opinion pieces Dr Simon Bennett from the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning has written an article for The Conversation discussing how despite what news stories may suggest, air travel is actually getting safer.

Dr Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor from the Department of Sociology has been featured in an article for Dating Advice discussing the double-standards of sex tourism and different attitudes towards men and women travelling abroad for this purpose.

Jean Baxter, Head of School and College Services, has written an opinion piece for The Telegraph about the north-south University divide in the UK, and how certain people are unfairly being denied academic opportunities based on background and geographical location.

Dr Alun Wyburn-Powell from the School of History has published an article on The Conversation about Winston Churchill's rocky political history and some of his political failures.

You can discover other thought-provoking pieces by Leicester academics on The Conversation.

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