The importance of social science II

The Campaign has published a series of videos of social scientists talking about the importance of research. The speakers are: Professor Andy Ross, former Deputy Director of the UK Government Economic Service Professor Sue Scott, Emerita Professor of Sociology, University of York Professor Neil Ward, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of East Anglia Professor… Read more »

Video interviews on the importance of social science

Social science can be life-changing. Those who study it gain not just career-enhancing qualifications but broaden the way they think about themselves and the society they live in. The Campaign has interviewed seven people about their experience of studying social science disciplines:  

The importance of social science

The Campaign has published seven video and audio clips in which public figures speak out about the importance of social science. The interviewees are: the Director of the LSE, Professor Craig Calhoun; Professor Cary Cooper; the economist Professor Richard Layard; the broadcaster and sociologist Professor Laurie Taylor; the writer and columnist Polly Toynbee; the former… Read more »

A look at our Business of People report

Work has finished on our authoritative report, The Business of People: The Significance of Social Science Over the Next Decade, which will set out the value of social science to the UK’s society and economy ahead of the next general election. The report, published on 24 February by SAGE, a major sponsor of this initiative,… Read more »

How social science explains our society

In this gallery, we feature video and audio clips of social scientists talking about how research can shed light on important aspects of our society today.    

Mental wellbeing booklet launch videos

The Campaign held an official launch of the latest booklet in its Making the Case for the Social Sciences series, on mental wellbeing. The speakers were: Dr Mike Shooter, President, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy; Dr Nancy Rowland, Director of Research, Policy and Professional Practice at the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy; Professor… Read more »

Longitudinal studies booklet launch

The Making the Case for the Social Sciences booklet on longitudinal studies launched on 11 June 2013 in London. Videos include Professor Heather Joshi talking about her research on children with working mothers, which was widely reported in the national and international media. Press release and media coverage Launch report Presentation slides Read the booklet

Making the Case – Management – videos

In June 2012 the Campaign for Social Science launched its research booklet Making the Case for the Social Sciences – Management in London. The Business Secretary Vince Cable was among the speakers at the event. For more details see our press release. Read the booklet

Launch of the Campaign – videos

The Campaign for Social Science was launched at a lunchtime event at the House of Lords in January 2011. Professors Cary Cooper and Sir Howard Newby introduced the Campaign and speeches in support were given by The Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, Lord Anthony Giddens AcSS, Polly Toynbee… Read more »