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November 2019

Harnessing the Vital Role of Social Sciences in Addressing Contemporary Challenges

6 November at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

n the UK, funding for research and teaching in the social science appears to be under threat and under-valued like never before. Yet, the global challenges of climate change, food security, sustainability, migration and displacement, poverty and inequality, education, public safety and justice all necessitate engagement with the social sciences. They are, after all, societal issues that demand social responses. This ESRC Festival of Social Science event will bring together in discussion and dialogue: social science teachers, researchers and professionals…

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Social science on: The future of work

7 November at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event is in collaboration with the Campaign for Social Science is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. Will robots replace us all? With increasing automation, our digital economy, political uncertainty and the challenges that come from changing demographics, the nature of work is changing. Last year the World Economic Forum released a report on the future of work, ‘finding that the rise of machines, robots and algorithms could create double the jobs they destroy in the next decade’. Yet in March 2019 findings…

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Beyond Borders: Reframing The Migration Debate

7 November at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Part of the ESRC's Festival of Social Science On the 7th November 2019 Palgrave Macmillan will host a free to attend panel discussion as part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science on the theme of migration. Dynamic and rapidly evolving across disciplines, particularly in the face of political developments across the globe, it is an theme that too easily attracts myths and bias, and social science holds a crucial role and responsibility to inform the debate. The event will…

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Campaign for Social Science Annual SAGE Lecture 2019

14 November at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Campaign for Social Science and SAGE Publishing are delighted to announce this year's lecture by Mark Easton You are invited to join the Campaign for Social Science at our Annual SAGE Publishing Lecture Modern Britain's identity crisis?, which this year will be delivered by Mark Easton, Home Editor at the BBC. English nationalism appears to be on the rise as the glue holding the United Kingdom together weakens amid the tremors of Brexit. But is Britishness doomed? The BBC Home…

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December 2019

President’s Luncheon 2019

16 December at 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Academy’s prestigious annual President’s Luncheon will be held on Monday 16 December 2019 at the magnificent Drapers’ Hall in the City of London. This year’s event will be particularly special as it marks the end of Professor Sir Ivor Crewe’s term as President of the Academy.  Ivor has been an outstanding President and we all wish him well for the future. He will be succeeded by Professor Roger Goodman, who takes on the combined role of President and Chair on 1…

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