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This is a recording of the Scotland Salon: https://academyofideas.org.uk/event/the-unintended-consequences-of-lockdown/

In October, Scotland’s national clinical director, Professor Jason Leitch, told the Scottish public they should ‘get their digital Christmas ready’. And, as we head into winter with a new five-tier system in place, both he and the first minister, announced that no restrictions would be eased as Covid-19 cases continued to rise, with Nicola Sturgeon adding, ‘we will not hesitate to introduce additional restrictions if they are needed’.

Yet, in broader society, many are talking about the unintended consequences of lockdown. Public Health Scotland figures show that the number of people referred to see a cancer specialist dropped by a fifth during the first three months of lockdown and that there was a similar drop in the number of people starting their cancer treatment.

Concerns about the impact on mental health are being more widely discussed too, with a study led by the University of Glasgow showing lockdown has had a major impact on wellbeing, particularly on young people and women. And, with unemployment rising and many businesses in dire straits, people are becoming particularly concerned that the initial suggestion of a V-shaped recession and recovery is looking unlikely.

So, are more restrictions the way forward? If we’ve failed to halt the spread of the virus so far, do we need more evidence that lockdowns actually work? Or, is attempting to prevent the spread of the virus causing too many unintended negative consequences? Will the injection of funding help to soften the economic blow, or is it time to re-examine our approach to managing risk and tackling the Covid-19 crisis?

Ewan Gurr, Professor Karol Sikora, Dr Stuart Waiton, Annemarie Ward and Rob Lyons discuss.

This is a recording of the Scotland Salon: https://academyofideas.org.uk/event/the-unintended-consequences-of-lockdown/

In October, Scotland’s national clinical director, Professor Jason Leitch, told the Scottish public they should ‘get their digital Christmas ready’. And, as we head into winter with a new five-tier system in place, both he and the first minister, announced that no restrictions would be eased as Covid-19 cases continued to rise, with Nicola Sturgeon adding, ‘we will not hesitate to introduce additional restrictions if they are needed’.

Yet, in broader society, many are talking about the unintended consequences of lockdown. Public Health Scotland figures show that the number of people referred to see a cancer specialist dropped by a fifth during the first three months of lockdown and that there was a similar drop in the number of people starting their cancer treatment.

Concerns about the impact on mental health are being more widely discussed too, with a study led by the University of Glasgow showing lockdown has had a major impact on wellbeing, particularly on young people and women. And, with unemployment rising and many businesses in dire straits, people are becoming particularly concerned that the initial suggestion of a V-shaped recession and recovery is looking unlikely.

So, are more restrictions the way forward? If we’ve failed to halt the spread of the virus so far, do we need more evidence that lockdowns actually work? Or, is attempting to prevent the spread of the virus causing too many unintended negative consequences? Will the injection of funding help to soften the economic blow, or is it time to re-examine our approach to managing risk and tackling the Covid-19 crisis?

Ewan Gurr, Professor Karol Sikora, Dr Stuart Waiton, Annemarie Ward and Rob Lyons discuss.

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The unintended consequences of lockdown

219 views Saturday 12 December 2020

Award-winning singer and writer Barb Jungr talks to the Academy of Ideas Arts & Society Forum about how her work has been inspired by Nina Simone, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, Tamla Motown and South Pacific. As a celebrated musician, writer, composer, and lyricist, Barb has been performing since the 1970s and is critically lauded for her insightful and passionate interpretive style. Her deconstruction and reconstruction of popular songs with unusual and beautiful musical arrangements offer new insights into familiar music, while her unique and innovative renditions of jazz, blues and soul songs have earned her numerous plaudits.

To find out more about the Academy of Ideas Arts & Society Forum, head to: https://academyofideas.org.uk/arts-society-forum/

Songs included in Barb's talk:

1. Juanita Hall from the 1958 production
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwYvWF5j0a8

2. My Girl Back Home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKt-OIcQ_y8

3. You’ve got to be Carefully Taught
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPf6ITsjsgk
You’ve got to be carefully taught

4. Where Did Our Love Go
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTBmgAOO0Nw
The recording was completed on April 8th, 1964.

5. Marvyn Gaye
https://talkaboutpopmusic.com/2015/06/18/every-uk-number-one-song-i-heard-it-through-the-grapevine/

6. Little Michael Jackson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQF6Huu9T3M

7. Stevie Wonder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5lLrnXDnBw

8.  Nina Simone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB__mz4KGC8

9.  Hymn To Nina at Pizza Express London
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz2dnFZuiDA

10.  Suzanne Leonard Cohen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF3SJerPG7g

11. Blind Willie McTell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gRm5ngpQ_A

12. So Long Marianne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Slo9oP5p36E

Award-winning singer and writer Barb Jungr talks to the Academy of Ideas Arts & Society Forum about how her work has been inspired by Nina Simone, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, Tamla Motown and South Pacific. As a celebrated musician, writer, composer, and lyricist, Barb has been performing since the 1970s and is critically lauded for her insightful and passionate interpretive style. Her deconstruction and reconstruction of popular songs with unusual and beautiful musical arrangements offer new insights into familiar music, while her unique and innovative renditions of jazz, blues and soul songs have earned her numerous plaudits.

To find out more about the Academy of Ideas Arts & Society Forum, head to: https://academyofideas.org.uk/arts-society-forum/

Songs included in Barb's talk:

1. Juanita Hall from the 1958 production
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwYvWF5j0a8

2. My Girl Back Home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKt-OIcQ_y8

3. You’ve got to be Carefully Taught
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPf6ITsjsgk
You’ve got to be carefully taught

4. Where Did Our Love Go
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTBmgAOO0Nw
The recording was completed on April 8th, 1964.

5. Marvyn Gaye
https://talkaboutpopmusic.com/2015/06/18/every-uk-number-one-song-i-heard-it-through-the-grapevine/

6. Little Michael Jackson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQF6Huu9T3M

7. Stevie Wonder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5lLrnXDnBw

8. Nina Simone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB__mz4KGC8

9. Hymn To Nina at Pizza Express London
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz2dnFZuiDA

10. Suzanne Leonard Cohen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF3SJerPG7g

11. Blind Willie McTell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gRm5ngpQ_A

12. So Long Marianne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Slo9oP5p36E

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Barb Jungr’s Musical Inspirations

137 views Wednesday 9 December 2020