Month: November 2015

10 Stories of Social Science’s Impact on Society, Circa 2065

Over the next 10 weeks Social Science Space will present the 10 shortlisted essays written by young social scientists look at how social science might change the world in the next half century. The overall winner was James Fletcher of King’s College London, whose essay “CITY Inc,” imagines what the London of 2065 will look like. His vision – a city transformed into a fifth state by the impact of social sciences and finance.

7 years ago
Pro-science protest

Will the UK Government Listen to Nurse Review?

Scientists in the UK are facing great uncertainty ahead of the Conservative government’s comprehensive spending review on November 25. Not only is funding for UK research under threat, the government is believed to be planning on culling many of the agencies that fund research in an effort to make savings.

7 years ago
Paul Nurse

Nurse Review Offers a Federal Future for UK Research

A new report sought by Britain’s government argues that quality research from the UK’s seven research councils should itself be “at the heart of government” — and to achieve that those councils should be run by a single organization that has much stronger input from government than at present..

7 years ago

Language Expert Janet Werker Awarded SHHRC Impact Gold

Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council on Monday awarded five academics for their impactful research in a variety of key current issues, including language acquisition, refugees, water policy, homelessness and government surveillance.

7 years ago
Ted Cantle

Ted Cantle on Segregation

In this Social Science Bites podcast, Ted Cantle (of the post-2001 riot report that bears his name) explains how the concept of ‘parallel lives’ continues to exert a malign influence wherever communities find themselves segregated — even when they may live cheek-and-jowl.

7 years ago