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A Quarantini with Dr Gemma Burgess and the digital divide
Episode 2730th November 2020 • The Quarantini • Pommy Harmar
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The pandemic has brought home the desperate need for a UK-wide policy to tackle the growing digital divide. The number of households lacking laptops, broadband and/or the skills to use the internet is higher in the UK than we might imagine. Dr Gemma Burgess from the University of Cambridge has been researching digital poverty in Britain and she tells us about it in this episode. You can read her article here. We also hear from Bristol teacher Jason Gillman who is fundraising for laptops for his students who cannot do their school work when self-isolating at home. You can donate here.

ALSO - we celebrate our favourite band The Old Bones Collective who provide every episode's opening music....

PLUS - we bring you our usual round up of positive responses to the virus from around the world....

Music:

Carlos, Seb Gutiez, The Old Bones Collective

Hot Flu, Seb Gutiez, The Old Bones Collective - opening music

Hosts: Melissa Chemam and Pommy Harmar

Producer: Pommy Harmar