About Us

The Campaign for Social Science was launched in 2011 to promote social science to the UK Government and the wider public.

We campaign for policies that support social science inquiry in the UK, such as the retention of large-scale longitudinal research programmes. We promote social science on social media and at events.

The Campaign is supported by a coalition of universities, learned societies, charities and publishers.

Our Aims

We raise the profile of social science in the public, press and parliaments.

We seek to:

  • inform and influence public policy with social science evidence
  • be regularly in the news and in the media with comment on social science issues
  • speak with authority on the state of social science
  • promote the benefits of investment in social science education and research

Achievements so far

So far, we’ve successfully influenced policy, got our message out, and brought people together in the cause of social science. We are working now to maintain and build on that success in this time of great change.

Our Board

View information about our board members and Chair, Professor Shamit Saggar CBE FAcSS.

The office team

View information about our office team.