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.

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A nation at unease with itself? Britain on the eve of the EU referendum

Professor John Curtice considers how the problems of the polling industry and the social tensions exposed by the referendum might play themselves out in nine days’ time… and beyond. Read more …

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Academy and Campaign announce Summer Programme of events

The Academy and its Campaign have announced a full lineup of events for the summer season, covering a range of topical and engaging issues. The Summer Programme kicks off on June 14th with a talk from John Curtice FAcSS, Professor Read more …

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Professor John Benyon FAcSS – RIP

The Academy is greatly saddened to hear of the untimely death on 19th May 2016 of Fellow and former Council member Professor John Benyon FAcSS after a short battle against the cancer mesothelioma. John was the founder of the University Read more …

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Discovering Britain walks – RGS-IBG

The Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) has produced a national network of free walks, trails and viewpoints to help you to explore the hidden stories behind the UK’s landscapes. Over 200 Discovering Britain activities are available, covering Read more …

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Vacancy: External Member of the Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England

The membership of the FPC comprises the Governor (who chairs the FPC), the four Deputy Governors, the Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority, the Bank’s Executive Director for Financial Stability Strategy and Risk, five external members appointed by the Read more …


The Academy's Campaign for Social Science is calling for evidence on the contribution of social sciences to Health, to feed into its upcoming Health of People report.
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Next deadline: Fri 17th June 2016

Nomination forms and guide here

List of current Fellows here

The Academy's campaign to raise the profile of social science in the public, press and Parliament.