Alice Sullivan

Professor Alice Sullivan is a professor of Sociology at University College London

What went wrong at the Open University?

The Open University is a cherished British institution. The sociologist Michael Young, who went on to become a Labour peer, conceived this ‘university of the air’ as a force which would democratise university education, bringing learning to the masses via lectures broadcast by the BBC at the crack of dawn.    One can only imagine

What the Census reveals about trans people in Britain

‘Is the gender you identify with the same as your sex registered at birth?’. Brits were asked that question for the first time in the 2021 Census: 93.5 per cent said ‘yes’, 0.5 per cent said ‘no’ and the remaining six per cent did not respond. This means that, of those who answered, 0.58 per