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Child obesity is “national scandal”, says Chair of NHS England

The rapid rise in childhood obesity is an “absolute scandal”, Sir Malcolm Grant, Chair of NHS England said at the launch of the Campaign’s Health of People report on Wednesday. Read more …

‘Common sense flaw’ has led to major public health failures

The Campaign for Social Science has today published its flagship report The Health of People. Read more …

Brexit impact on universities could damage economy, report says

The effects of Brexit on international staff and students could cause long term harm to the UK’s economy, the Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science have warned. Read more …

Higher Education representative needed at Brexit negotiating table, say Academy and Campaign

Brexit negotiations must include a representative of the UK higher education and science community, The Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science have said. Read more …

UK social science will be dealt a serious blow by Brexit

In an article originally appearing in the Guardian, Ashley Lenihan and Sharon Witherspoon look at the long term implications of Brexit for UK social science. Read more …

Academy calls for detailed parliamentary scrutiny of Higher Education and Research Bill

The Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science have called for detailed parliamentary scrutiny of the Higher Education and Research Bill following the uncertainty resulting from the referendum decision to leave the European Union. Read more …

Leave – Academy publishes new briefing for UK social science in response to referendum vote

Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences, says ‘This will result in uncertainty for the social science community, with implications for research funding, international collaboration, freedom of movement,… Read more »

Social Science research improves quality of life and care for people with dementia

Norman Lamb to launch new booklet making the case for social science research benefits to dementia care. Read more …

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The Campaign responds to the 2015 Spending Review

It is vital that social science perspectives, alongside those from the natural sciences, engineering, arts and humanities, play an active role in informing debates about the future shape and remit of the research councils, the REF and the new ministerial science committee.Read more …

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Nurse Review – Response from the Academy and its Campaign

The Academy of Social Sciences together with its Campaign for Social Science welcome the report to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills today from Sir Paul Nurse, president of the Royal Society – but his strong endorsement of the quality of research makes it even more urgent that the money is found.Read more …

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New appointments boost the Campaign for Social Science

As it prepares to mark its fifth birthday at the start of 2016, the Campaign for Social Science has today announced the appointment of eight new Board members, drawn from academics and practitioners across the social sciences. The new members… Read more »

Campaign welcomes new Shadow Science and Universities Ministers

The Campaign for Social Science welcomes the opportunity of dialogue with Labour’s new shadow science and universities team – and to remind them of the centrality of social science in any credible strategy for innovation and growth. For Labour, Yvonne… Read more »

Academy secretariat to move

We are pleased to announce the relocation of our administrative office to 33 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG on 19th October 2015. We shall be housed within the offices of The University of Liverpool in London.Read more …

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Academy joins other leading institutions in Climate Communique, calls for governments to act now

Twenty four of the UK’s foremost academic and professional institutions have called on national governments to take immediate action if they want to avert the serious risks posed by climate change. A joint communiqué published today brings together a diverse… Read more »

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Social scientists urge 10 per cent uplift in budget for science and innovation

The £4.7 billion annual budget for science and innovation should increase by at least 10 per cent in real terms over the next parliament, the Campaign for Social Science says in a report on the prospects for social science. Read more …

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Unsuccessful soccer club managers are now three times more likely to be sacked than in 1950s

Unsuccessful soccer club managers are now three times more likely to be sacked than they were in the 1950s, research says. Read more …

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Campaign promotes important social science research to the national media

The Campaign for Social Science has promoted important social science research to the national media, helping three researchers studying the success of celebrity advocates to get a wider audience for their work. Read more …

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Major report will set out the value of social science to UK

Work has begun on an authoritative report which will set out the value of social science to the UK’s economy and society ahead of the general election in May 2015. The Campaign for Social Science’s report will be presented to MPs in early 2015. Read more …

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Sir Ivor Crewe appointed next President of the Academy of Social Sciences

The next President of the Academy of Social Sciences will be Professor Sir Ivor Crewe AcSS, Master of University College, Oxford. Read more …

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Muggings more than double in London after dark

Muggers in London strike around two and half times more often during hours of darkness then in daylight, a new study shows. The first study to look at the hourly pattern of street robbery in London found a 160% rise… Read more »

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Campaign promotes research on crime

The Campaign has helped promote important research on muggings in London and Glasgow. The research, which contrasts the rate of street robbery in the hours of daylight and darkness, featured in the Daily Telegraph. Read more …

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Social science graduates more likely to be in work than other graduates, report says

Social science graduates are more likely to be in employment after their first degree than graduates in other areas, a new Campaign report says Read more …

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Professor James Wilsdon appointed as new Chair of the Campaign for Social Science

The Campaign for Social Science has appointed Professor James Wilsdon, an expert in science policy, to be its new Chair from 1 September 2013. Read more …

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Children’s cognitive abilities relatively unaffected by having working mothers, latest analysis shows

Children’s literacy, maths ability and behaviour are not on average harmed if their mothers go out to work during the first years of their lives, a leading researcher has said. Read more …

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What Works National Advisor is one more step to restoring Chief Social Scientist post, says Campaign

The Campaign for Social Science has welcomed a Government announcement today [4 March 2013] that it will set up the post of What Works National Advisor to oversee six evidence centres for areas of social policy. Read more …

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Campaign to hold a roadshow at the University of Exeter

The Campaign for Social Science is to hold a roadshow at the University of Exeter on 1 March to report on its progress over the last two years. The roadshow will be held from 12 noon to 2pm Read more …

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Campaign to hold roadshow at London Met University

The Campaign for Social Science will hold its latest roadshow at London Metropolitan University on 20 February. The event takes place in the Henry Thomas Room of the Tower Building from 12.30pm. The speakers include Ceridwen Roberts, a member of the Campaign Board and Professor Michael Harloe AcSS, former Vice Chancellor at the University of Salford. Read more …

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Social science has “vital role” in Scots’ referendum

The Chief Executive and Clerk of the Scottish Parliament, Paul Grice, and Professor Alice Brown, General Secretary, Royal Society of Edinburgh, will introduce the booklet at the launch at the RSE. Mr Grice writes in the booklet’s foreword that: “Social science must play a vital role in the debate about Scotland’s future as we approach the 2014 referendum.”Read more …

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Campaign to hold Salford regional roadshow

The Campaign for Social Science will hold its latest roadshow at the University of Salford on Thursday 29 November. The event takes place between 12.30pm and 2pm at the Digital Performance Lab, MediaCityUK, Plot B4, Salford Quays, M50 2HE, and… Read more »

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Campaign issues appeal for help

The Campaign for Social Science is planning to expand its work, and is asking for the help of academics, learned societies, universities, publishers and everyone else concerned with the future of social science. We are appealing for anyone who hasn’t… Read more »

Major conference on implementing Finch open access review is organised

A major two-day conference to look at how implementing the Finch Review on open access publishing will affect researchers and learned societies in the arts, humanities and social sciences will be held on 29 and 30 November. The Academy of… Read more »

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Campaign to hold Glasgow regional roadshow

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.… Read more »

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Campaign for Social Science to hold roadshow at Keele University

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… Read more »

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Campaign organises seminar on political lobbying

A seminar which brings together experts on political lobbying from the government, parliament and the social sciences will be held by the Campaign for Social Science on 18 October. The Art of Political Influencing will be held at the British… Read more »

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Government should bring back social science post

25/7/12  The Campaign for Social Science has welcomed a second House of Lords report to call for the restoration of the post of Government Chief Social Scientist. The Lords Science and Technology Select Committee report into behaviour change says that… Read more »

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Vince Cable praises business research at booklet launch

18/6/12: The social sciences are “extremely valuable” in providing evidence to help government decide on policy, Vince Cable told the launch of the Academy of Social Science’s booklet on management. The Business, Innovation and Skills Secretary said the booklet ‘Making… Read more »

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Government urged to reinstate senior social scientist post

The Government was warned today (Thursday 24 May) that it will miss out on receiving the best advice on its policies if it fails to restore a senior social scientific post because of cost-cutting. The Campaign for Social Science has… Read more »

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CfSS welcomes Lords Recommendation on Chief Social Scientist

The Campaign for Social Science has welcomed the House of Lords Recommendation for the Appointment of Chief Social Scientist The House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee published its report into the Role of Departmental Science Advisers on the… Read more »

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Social Sciences are facing mixed fortunes, research shows

New research from UCAS reveals that whilst applications to study pure science and engineering are holding up or increasing, the social sciences are facing mixed fortunes. There has been a decline in applications this year for many social science subjects.… Read more »

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The Campaign: one year on

In January 2011, the Campaign for Social Science was launched in the House of Lords. One year on Cary Cooper, Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences, spoke to socialsciencespace about the first year of the campaign and its plans… Read more »

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Making the Case for the Social Sciences: Sport and Leisure

With the Olympic and Paralympic Games piquing the public’s interest in sport, the publication of Making the Case for the Social Sciences: Sport and Leisure by the Campaign and the Academy of Social Sciences examines the complex impact of sport… Read more »

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Alternative White Paper

The Campaign for the Public University is putting together an ‘Alternative White Paper’ on the future of HE funding and is calling for help in drafting it. The proposals contained in the recently published White Paper have significant implications for… Read more »

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Making the Case – launch of crime booklet

The Justice Minister has highlighted the critical role of social science research in crime prevention at launch of new publication by the Campaign for Social Science. “The role of the social sciences is crucial to understanding the operation and impact… Read more »

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Social science’s huge contribution to national life recognised in honours list

The huge contribution social scientists make to national life has once again been recognised in the bi-annual award of honours. The Queen’s Birthday list includes geographers, social anthropologists, economists and sociologists, working both inside and outside universities, and the citations… Read more »

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David Walker joins Campaign as advisor

David Walker, a professional journalist, editor of The Guardian‘s PUBLIC magazine and a regular presenter of BBC Radio Four’s Analysis programme, has joined the Campaign. Before joining The Guardian he worked for The Independent, The Times and The Economist, specialising… Read more »

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The Campaign welcomes funding for New Birth Cohort Study

The Campaign for Social Science warmly welcomes today’s announcement of government backing for a new birth cohort study. The study will produce a wealth of new data about the lives and social conditions of British children being born in the… Read more »

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Three Regional Roadshows set the ball rolling

Sixty-five social scientists attended the NE regional roadshow at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle on 3rd February, where Sir Howard Newby AcSS, the President of the Academy, and Stephen Anderson its Executive Director, discussed the Campaign and Appeal. During… Read more »

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The launch of the campaign for social science

A campaign to fight for the future of social science in the UK is being launched today (20th January) at the House of Lords in the presence of David Willets, MP, who will respond to Campaign aims and initiatives. The… Read more »

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