I’ll shortly be leaving for a semester in the University of Łódź in Poland. It’s an adventure – an opportunity to learn about a country I’ve not been to before, to learn a language I don’t speak, and to get a different perspective on life. It comes at a time and the effect of Brexit on rights to travel and work in the EU may well mean that it would be much more difficult to do anything of the sort in a year’s time.
My other work includes books on collectivism (close to completion) and on poverty, where I’m currently waiting for input from my collaborators. I’ll continue to watch and comment on issues in the UK, such as the development of social security in Scotland.