By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.


Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.


Mary Douglas

Mary Douglas

Recent activity

Comments (2)

  • Comment on: UK riots: tell us your stories

    Mary Douglas's comment 10-Aug-2011 1:55 pm

    I've heard people say that the police were deliberately slow to stop the riots, and in some case provoked rioters, because the public would never support cuts to the policing budget while this sort of thing is happening. It's a pretty cynical idea though...

  • Comment on: UK riots: tell us your stories

    Mary Douglas's comment 10-Aug-2011 1:34 pm

    I think if you suspect 'external influence', then you don't live in one of the areas affected by rioting. I do, and I don't see anything except a lot of disadvantaged youngsters with time on their hands, who don't behave that well at the best of times. But I do agree it was stupid for them to destroy their own shops. Peckham has a bad reputation anyway, and this is setting back numerous regeneration efforts. By burning out independent shops (bizarrely, Greggs was also hit), the rioters will leave holes on the high street that won't be filled for some time. Who will want to risk - or can afford - to set up a shop in such a place?

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters



£32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum


£28000.00 - £38000.00 per annum

Mid-Senior Level Designer

£35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum