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.

Geographical and social Inequalities in health in England across two centuries

In July 2021 the BBC published a series of maps of child mortality in England and Wales in 1850 to compare with maps of Covid-19 mortality rates

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House prices: should we welcome a crash?

British governments don’t deliberately do things that negatively affect house prices.

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Levelling up taxation, funding and education

The human geography of the UK is a very unlevel playing field – more akin to a mountain range than a field.

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Recent Books

Danny in numbers


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