SIMON DUFFY: Frances Ryan draws much-needed attention to the human costs of austerity.
SALLY PRENTICE: An account of independent schools underlines the clear case for reform.
Women of Westminster by Rachel Reeves MP tells the tale of some of the 491 female politicians who have been elected to parliament since women were first eligible to stand in 1918. Kate Murray reviews the book.
STEVEN LONGDEN: Proposals to abolish privately funded schools are being actively resisted by the Labour party.
HYWEL LLOYD reviews Shaun Spiers’ How to Build Houses and Save the Countryside.
SARAH SACKMAN: Danny Dorling brings a geographer’s eye to the study of inequality but is never overly wonky.