Social Change

A Metropolitan Heart

Posted on July 22nd, by Tom Winter in Culture. 3 comments

Tom Winter studies the detachment between central London and Croydon, in both a physical and metaphorical sense

When viewed from the relaxing distance of a passing plane heading towards its end at Gatwick, you could almost re-imagine Croydon’s grey roof-scape as a version of Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam. A bold comparison it could be said, but when the blood between Croydon and London is compared … Read More »

Middle Class Flight is Not All it’s Cracked-Up to Be

Posted on December 5th, by James Naylor in Politics & Society. 5 comments

The Evening Standard’s poor coverage of Croydon has struck again – the most troubling thing is there’s some truth in it. But we might be glad to be rid of Mike Webb’s “middle class” after all.

In sadly predictable fashion for the Standard (see here), a complex local demographic issue has been rendered into a simplistic, baseless story about riots causing some sort of middle class exodus. The … Read More »