Campaign to hold Glasgow regional roadshow

October 20, 2012

Barbara Doig

The Campaign for Social Science will hold its latest roadshow at the University of Glasgow on 20 November. The event takes place at the Kelvin Conference Centre on the Garscube Campus from 12.30pm to 2pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Academics and managers from the University of the West of Scotland, the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Glasgow, will attend. The universities are generous supporters of the Campaign.

The speakers will be Stephen Anderson, Executive Director of the Academy of Social Sciences, which launched the Campaign, and Barbara Doig, AcSS, previously the Scottish Executive’s Chief Researcher and a member of the Campaign Board and Academy Council. There will be also a short presentation about the Campaign, a debate about the relationship between social science and government and a question and answer session.

This will be the 15th roadshow the Campaign has held since it was launched in 2011. It will also hold roadshows at Keele University on 24 October and the University of Salford on 29 November.  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 across the whole of the social science community, both within academia and outside. It 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.