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Geographer Gardner to Head Academy of Social Sciences

The longtime director of the Royal Geographical Society, Rita Gardner CBE, will be the new chief executive of the United Kingdom’s Academy of Social Sciences. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Stephen Anderson after more than 10 years.

1 year ago
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Louise Richardson

Louise Richardson: Educational Divide Fuels Corrosive Populism

Speaking before a sell-out audience of policymakers, journalists and academics in Whitehall, Louise Richardson FAcSS, vice chancellor of the University of Oxford, said we must bridge the educational divide to prevent populism for threatening democracy

2 years ago
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Academy of Social Sciences Names 69 New Fellows

Sixty-nine academics, practitioners and policymakers from across the social sciences are now fellows of Britain’s Academy of Social Sciences the venerable society announced Thursday. Fellows are chosen after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of their work using social science for public benefit.

2 years ago
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Academy of Social Sciences Names 84 New Fellows

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.

3 years ago
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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..

4 years ago
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The Self is Not Just I

David Canter examines the latest themed issue of the journal of the Academy of Social Sciences, which approaches how we determine what our ‘self’ is. These abstract arguments have important implications in areas such as national security and even finance, he finds.

5 years ago
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Richard Best

Academy of Social Sciences Names 2014 Fellows

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 current president of the British Society for Criminology, are among 34 leading social science scholars and practitioners named as 2014 fellows to the Academy of Social Sciences today in London.

5 years ago
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