Wall In The Mind

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In the first of three essays exploring the subtleties of the barriers to social mobility, the writer Lynsey Hanley asks if our social class still largely determines the education we receive.

She examines whether our birth postcode will funnel us into good or bad schools, into academic or vocational learning, and into long-established universities or post-2000 ones.

She has a very personal starting point - her own education at a school where girls were trained for hair and beauty and boys for car mechanics.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

Lynsey Hanley explores whether social class still determines the education we receive.

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The writer Lynsey Hanley continues her exploration of the subtleties of the barriers to social mobility, by assessing the impact of our cultural choices in defining our class.

She argues that the cultural divide in Britain is not created by the specific choices we make but about how many choices we allow ourselves to have.

Producer: Adele Armstrong

Lynsey Hanley examines the impact of cultural choices on the class divide in Britain.

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Lynsey Hanley, the author of "Estates: An Intimate History" explores the complexities of class and social mobility in her own life and in British society more widely.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

Lynsey Hanley explores the complexities of class and social mobility.