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Winner of the 1st Prize ENQUIRE Blog Post Competition – Online Interviews: Hearing Women’s Voices by Robyn Timothy

The Covid-19 pandemic changed the way we research. We moved away from campus offices and towards our kitchen tables. Just as spaces changed, the way we communicated had to change too. Zoom and Microsoft Teams became our only option, the best chance we had to stay connected with those communities of fellow postgraduate researchers that …

Winner of the 2nd Prize of the ENQUIRE Blog Post Competition 2021 – How Does Your Garden Grow? Inequality of Green Space Access: An Exploration by Elizabeth Cox

I have not always been a gardener, nor always held a deep-rooted enthusiasm for botanicals. Following the unexpected death of my parent, it was in a grief-ridden state as a mid-twenties Northerner in London that I spontaneously bought a cheese plant and, inadvertently, discovered the pleasure of plants. I soon learnt that there is a …

Winner of the 3rd Prize of the ENQUIRE Blog Competition 2021 – Brahmin Cultures of Disregard and Discard by Suraj Harsha

Growing up with my family, until the age of 24, I never had to clean a toilet. We lived in a chawl in Mumbai where every room of 100sq.ft was supposedly one family‚Äôs house but we were privileged to have two rooms to ourselves – a family of four. Built during the British rule for …

Runner up of the ENQUIRE Blog Post Competition 2021 – Farmed animals in the context of climate action: towards a paradigm shift by Pablo Serra-Palao

It is widely documented that industrial animal agriculture is a major driver of climate change, deforestation, land degradation and biodiversity loss. Given that relying solely on technological measures is not enough for mitigating these environmental pressures (Springmann et al., 2018), the scientific community is calling for a shift towards more plant-based diets as a demand-side …