David Willetts

David Willetts

David Willetts Sees a ‘Failure to Understand the Value of Social Science’

“The problem with intangibles is often with identifying whether there is an asset, and who owns it and why,” says Lord David Willetts, visiting professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy at King’s College London, president of the Resolution Foundation, and minister for universities and science from 2010 to 2014. Here he talks with the LSE’s David Coombe and Horatio Mortimer.

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David Willetts

Will David Willetts Be Remembered For His OA Advocacy?

Now that Greg Clark, has begun his tenure as the new UK minister for universities, science, and cities, the London School of Economics Impact of Social Science blog asked for further reflections on the positions taken by previous minister, David Willetts. David Prosser of the Research Libraries UK covers the dramatic influence Willetts had on open access legislation and momentum in the UK.

6 years ago
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David Willetts

What to Make of The UK Universities Minister’s Departure

Following David Willetts’ resignation as part of the UK government’s cabinet reshuffle, Greg Clark MP has today been announced as the new Minister for Universities and Science. Steven Jones looks at the flurry of comment taking place on Twitter about the reshuffle and what might prove to be the lasting legacy of the previous minister.

6 years ago
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UK backs Social Science, the World benefits

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 anything quite like them.

7 years ago
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