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ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2016 Shortlist Announced

Now in its fourth year, the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize recognizes the work conducted by researchers funded by Britain’s Economic and Social Research Council who achieve outstanding economic and societal impacts.

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Social Science’s Impact on Society, Circa 2065: Ian Quigg

In the final installment of the 10 top essays submitted to the ESRC reflecting on how a social science-influenced world will look in 2015, we present Ian Quigg’s ruminations on what capitalism will look like after another half century’s buffeting by the ‘perennial gale of creative destruction.’

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Social Science’s Impact on Society, Circa 2065: Sam Miles

Social Science Space is presenting 10 shortlisted essays written by young social scientists in an ESRC competition looking at how social science might change the world in the next half century. This week we present Sam Miles’ question of whether greater exposure to the cyberworld is creating a dystopia or a utopia.

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Social Science’s Impact on Society, Circa 2065: Rebecca Wheeler

Social Science Space is presenting 10 shortlisted essays written by young social scientists in an ESRC competition looking at how social science might change the world in the next half century. This week we present Rebecca Wheeler’s hopes that applied cognitive psychology can and should improve policing.

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Social Science’s Impact on Society, Circa 2065: Matjaz Vidmar

Social Science Space is presenting 10 shortlisted essays written by young social scientists in an ESRC competition looking at how social science might change the world in the next half century. This week we present Matjaz Vidmar and his look at a unique environment for conducting academic research half a century hence …

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Social Science’s Impact on Society, Circa 2065: Louise Thompson

Social Science Space is presenting 10 shortlisted essays written by young social scientists in an ESRC competition looking at how social science might change the world in the next half century. This week we present Louise Thompson who examines how great it would be if we could all play a bigger part in making changes to laws before they come into force, rather than just complaining about them afterwards

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Social Science’s Impact on Society, Circa 2065: Kristin Hübner

Social Science Space is presenting 10 shortlisted essays written by young social scientists in an ESRC competition looking at how social science might change the world in the next half century. This week we present Kristin Hübner’s discussion on how feminist theory may erase socially constructed ideas about what gender is and how it functions.

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Social Science’s Impact on Society, Circa 2065: Elizabeth Houghton

Social Science Space is presenting 10 shortlisted essays written by young social scientists in an ESRC competition looking at how social science might change the world in the next half century. This week we present Elizabeth Houghton’s examination of how more universal access to higher education could chip away at entrenched racial divides.

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Social Science’s Impact on Society, Circa 2065: Josephine Go Jefferies

Social Science Space is presenting 10 shortlisted essays written by young social scientists in an ESRC competition looking at how social science might change the world in the next half century. This week we present Josephine Go Jeffries’ examination of how really Big Data may change life in our budding infocracies.

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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.

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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..

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