Campaign for Social Science to hold roadshow at Keele University

20 September 2012

Ceridwen Roberts

The Campaign will hold its latest roadshow at Keele University on 24 October. The event takes place in Room CM0.12A/B on the ground floor of the Claus Moser Building from 12.30pm to 2pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

The speakers will be Ceridwen Roberts AcSS, a Campaign Board member; Professor Sir Howard Newby, President of the Academy of Social Sciences and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Liverpool, and Stephen Anderson, Executive Director of the Academy of Social Sciences, which sponsors the Campaign.

There will be a short presentation about the Campaign, and then a debate about the relationship between social science and government. The debate will focus on the work of the Campaign to have the post of Government Chief Social Scientist reinstated. This will be followed by a question and answer session.

This is the 13th roadshow the Campaign has held since it was launched in 2011. The roadshows are staged to emphasise the value and importance of social science and to encourage support and donations.

The Campaign gives social science a voice by working collaboratively across the whole of the social science community, both within academia and outside, including the Academy’s 44 learned societies (with 87,000 members).

The Campaign has four main objectives: informing and influencing public policy with social science evidence; keeping the media informed with comment on social science issues; speaking with authority on the state of social science; and promoting the benefits of investment in social science education and research.

For more details email Fiona Cownie at [email protected] or Roses Leech-Wilkinson at [email protected]

The Campaign will also run roadshows at Glasgow University on 20 November and Salford University on 29 November.