Richmond Professor Simon Goldsworthy has had a blog published by HEPI (Higher Education Policy Institute), an independent think tank devoted to higher education, entitled, Why do so many academics struggle to understand the politics of modern Britain?   Ahead of the UK general election next week, Professor Goldsworthy’s blog sets out to examine why universities have difficulty taking the pulse of contemporary Britain.

He highlights that:

Despite the picket lines, there are no formal walls enclosing modern universities, but contemporary academics are often remarkably insulated from wider society and alternative intellectual currents.

Professor Goldsworthy is a Fellow of the Public Relations Consultants Association, has acted as a judge for industry awards and is the co-author of four books on Public Relations.