Academy in today’s Guardian: Social scientists explain many things – but can they explain themselves?

In the Guardian today, the Academy of Social Sciences’ public engagement officer, Kate Roach, takes on Nick Cohen’s point on social science communication. She writes:

“Academics may not be the best popular communicators in the world, but does that really mean they are not needed? Despite the lack of celebrities speaking out on the topic, there has been a stirring of academic ranks in response to Whitehall’s funding decisions. The recently launched Campaign for Social Science aims to remedy just the situation that Cohen so eloquently describes.”

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