Welcome to the website of

Danny Dorling

Professor of Human Geography at the University of Oxford

Welcome! This is a website for people who are interested in the works by Danny Dorling of the University of Oxford. It provides on-line material for many of his books, multimedia & data files and gives access to many of his publications. It shows what is new and provides a repository of what is old.


Here you find a compilation of some of Danny’s work since January 2015, such as audio/video recordings and writings in print or online media. If you want to find out more about future events with Danny, please go to the Talks & Events page. Academic publications are archived in the Publications section. More multimedia material is assembled in the Collections section.

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If Boris Johnson is serious about levelling up, he would plan for a 2026 census now

An extra population survey, on top of next week’s, would provide information the country really needs.

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Why has the UK’s COVID death toll been so high? Inequality may have played a role

The first death to be publicly attributed to coronavirus in the UK was of a woman in her seventies on March 5 2020.

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Recent Books

Danny finds it hard to slow down:


Academic Papers


Some of Danny’s other professional engagements:

UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) Human Development Report reviewer
Company NameMember Public Health England (PHE) Mortality Surveillance Steering Group
Judge for data visualisation competition – The Nuffield Trust, the British Medical Journal, the British Medical Association and NHS Digital.
Company NameAdjunct Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Canterbury, NZ

What other people say

Is this the worst book written about Brexit?

Jim Butcher

Writing about Rule Britannia; Brexit and the End of Empire

He is that rare university professor: expert, politically engaged and able to explain simply why his subject matters

The Guardian

Editorial Fri 30 Apr 2010

Professor Danny Dorling has a knack for making statistics sexy.

Martin Wainwright

Former northern editor of the Guardian