Britain is experiencing a housing crisis. On average, house prices are now almost seven times people’s incomes. The number of homeless households has risen to more than 50,000 a year. This is an issue with particular purchase in Oxford, where the average house price in the city is 16 times the average wage. How did we get here? What has happened to the promise of homes for all? In this discussion, historians Guy Ortolano (New York) and John Davis (Queen’s College), architectural historian Elizabeth Darling (Oxford Brookes University), and Sir Robert Devereux (recently retired permanent secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions) will discuss the housing crisis: its origins and its future.
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