Roadshow at London Metropolitan University, February 2013
Social scientists have felt undervalued and unappreciated, but the campaign organised on their behalf was changing that, a roadshow at London Metropolitan University on Wednesday 20 February heard.
The Campaign for Social Science’s Acting Chair, Professor Michael Harloe, told an audience of more 30 people that the Campaign had been set up “to raise the profile of social sciences among the public, the media and parliament”.
Professor Harloe said: “We are now in a situation where science technology engineering and maths – the STEM subjects – were about 15 to 20 years ago. Then they felt undervalued and underappreciated and they recognised that there was a lack of public understanding of what the STEM disciplines contributed to society and its development.”