The Academy of Social Sciences is the National Academy of Academics, Learned Societies and Practitioners in the Social Sciences.

Its mission is to promote social sciences in the United Kingdom for the public benefit.

Linda Woodhead

No religion steadily becoming norm in UK society, says leading academic

Professor Linda Woodhead rounded out the Academy and Campaign’s Summer Programme with a lunchtime talk on “The Rise of ‘No Religion'”. Read more …

Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS Chair of Council

Demographic shifts causing changes to Japanese universities have policy lessons for UK social science

Professor Goodman delivered the Academy Annual Lecture 2016 entitled The State of Japanese Social Science; Japanese Social Science and the State before the Academy’s AGM on Thursday, June 30. Read more …

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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. Read more …

Impact and Implications: The Future of Research Excellence and the Social Sciences. 14th January, 2016 [Click image for more]

AGM highlights Academy growth over the last year

The Academy held its 17th Annual General Meeting on Thursday (June 30 2016) at its offices at 33 Finsbury Square in London. Read more …

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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 …

Next deadline: Fri 2nd December 2016

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Sociology & Psychoanalysis Conference: what can the 2 disciplines learn from each other? @IOE_London 11/12 Nov

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