Annual SAGE Publishing Lecture 2017: Educational Inequality in a Populist Era
to be given by
Professor Louise Richardson FAcSS, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Tuesday 21st November 2017
Sixty-One Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET
6.00pm – 8.00pm
You are invited to join the Campaign for Social Science at our Annual SAGE Publishing Lecture, which this year will be delivered by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Professor Louise Richardson FacSS.
A political scientist by training, with research expertise in international security, Professor Richardson was previously the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews, and also spent 20 years on the faculty of Harvard University, latterly as Executive Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Professor Richardson will use her lecture to examine some of the complex challenges facing the Higher Education sector in today’s deeply uncertain, ‘post-truth’ world. The Rt Hon Lord David Willetts FAcSS, Executive Chair of the Resolution Foundation and former Minister for Universities and Science, will deliver a response.
5.30pm Registration & coffee
6.00pm Campaign Annual SAGE Lecture 2017, followed by Q&A.
7.15pm Networking reception
In partnership with
For more information, please contact the Campaign team on [email protected]
6 December 2017, British Library, London
‘Social Research in a Sceptical Age’
“The current climate of scepticism towards ‘experts’ has put many research practitioners and users on the defensive. Is it enough simply to assert the value of rigorous methods, or should we be checking, sharpening and improving our tools? If ‘post-truth’ carries real meaning then the pressure is on researchers to find a positive response – such as clearly communicating our findings and why they matter; and demonstrating how high standards in design, conduct and analysis are built in to our research.
The SRA annual conference is the only forum the UK has for bringing together social researchers from all sectors and disciplines to share knowledge and ideas, to debate our most pressing professional issues, and, of course, to meet, network and talk.
Keynote: John Pullinger, National Statistician
– Will Moy, Director of Full Fact
– Suzanne Hall, Research Director, Ipsos MORI
– Professor Tim May, Deputy Director, Sheffield Methods Institute
Last year’s annual conference attracted over 200 researchers from national and local government, research agencies and institutes, academia, and the independent and voluntary sectors, representing the full range of research methodologies. We are looking for abstracts for 20-minute workshop presentations, with a focus around one or more of these themes:
Getting the message across
The value of narratives
Embedding quality assurance
The value of quality in evidence
Involving research participants
Dealing with the unexpected
Presentations are for parallel workshop sessions of 20 minutes (followed by a 10 minute Q&A).
One main presenter per submission will pay a reduced delegate rate of £55.
Abstracts must be submitted using the template Word doc which can be downloaded here: www.the-sra.org.uk/events
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Monday 7 August 2017