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Academy of Social Sciences
The Academy of Social Science’s mission is to promote social sciences in the United Kingdom for the public benefit. The academy is composed of individual academicians and learned societies; it responds to government and other consultations on behalf of the social science community, organizes meetings about social science and seminars on topics that span social science disciplines, and sponsors a number of efforts that promote social science and enhance its value to society.
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By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: October 18, 2016
The Academy of Social Sciences has conferred the award of fellow on 83 leading social scientists, including such luminaries as Lord Stern, Nudge Unit founder David Halpern and Madeleine Atkins of HEFCE.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: September 22, 2016
Addressing the consequences of the “prolonged period of uncertainty” in the three months since the Brexit vote, the Academy of Social Sciences and Campaign for Social Science recommend immediate steps the government should take to...
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: June 24, 2016
in the wake of the leavers winning the Brexit vote, the British Academy of Social Sciences predicts uncertainty for the social science community, 'with implications for research funding, international collaboration, freedom of movement, and capacity...
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: June 16, 2016
A briefing from the Academy of Social Sciences concludes that 'given the available evidence, compared to other sciences in the UK and to social scientists in other EU member states, over the past two decades...
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: March 28, 2016
A new booklet in a series of releases by Britain's Academy of Social Sciences highlights the important role that social and behavioral scientists have in the global fight against dementia.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: November 24, 2015
Britain’s Campaign for Social Science has added eight new members to its board, including the recent director of the Nuffield Foundation and the chief executive officer of one of the country’s leading social research companies....
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: October 14, 2014
Lord Richard Best, the longtime chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; David Willets, a Conservative Party MP and until July the minister of state for universities and science; and Loraine R R Gelsthorpe, the...
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: June 16, 2014
Among the 1,149 people receiving Queen’s Birthday Honours this year are several British social scientists, a recognition of the importance of social science, the disciplines’ representative body has said. The chair of the Academy of...
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: July 11, 2013
The Campaign for Social Science has appointed Professor James Wilsdon, an expert in science policy, to be its new Chair from 1 September 2013.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: July 8, 2013
Social scientists have nothing to fear from the impact agenda, but must be more willing to talk to “strangers” such as the government in order to realise their full value - a talk by Prof....
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: June 13, 2013
Studying ourselves is something the British do exceptionally well: specialists flock here from all over the world seeking answers to fundamental questions from our unique series of cohort birth studies, and no one else has...
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: May 22, 2013
In June we will launch the latest Making the Case for the Social Sciences booklet, which highlights important recent longitudinal research into education, health and other social issues.