Campaign appeals for support

September 9, 2014

Professor James Wilsdon

The Campaign is writing to social scientists in universities and research centres to ask for their support for our work. The Campaign asks that researchers sign up for our e-bulletin to keep in touch with our progress, become part of our media experts database, or promote their events through our website.

In an email being issued this week says: “The Campaign is here to work for you. The more that social scientists across all disciplines engage with our activities, the stronger our collective voice becomes. We’d value your views: if you have any ideas you’d like us to consider, please get in touch.

“The natural sciences have many friends in Westminster, Whitehall and the media. We need to make sure voices from the social sciences are heard equally loudly and clearly in the lead-up to the next General Election and beyond. Don’t forget that you can register for our email bulletin if you’d like to keep up to date with our work.”

It goes on: “We would like to let you know about an important development in our work this year. We have begun writing an authoritative report that will set out the value of social science to UK society. The report will be presented to policymakers and MPs across the political parties in early 2015, ahead of the General Election.

“This is part of our work to celebrate and promote the breadth and depth of social science in the UK today through our events, evidence-gathering, networking and advocacy.”

See the Campaign’s Social Science section and rolling blog.