The Academy's Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 5th July 2012 at 30 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4UE, hosted by the Chair of the Academy's Council, Professor Cary Cooper CBE AcSS.
The AGM will be preceded by a presentation by Professor Peter Taylor-Gooby FBA AcSS (left) of the University of Kent, the well known authority on social policy. On: ‘The State of Social Science: only itself to blame?’ Peter Taylor-Gooby will reflect on why it is that social science faces severe criticism from the media and from prominent individuals, when social science topics are at the centre of so much of public debate followed by a Q&A session.
Peter Taylor-Gooby FBA AcSS is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Kent, Chair of the British Academy programmes on New Paradigms in Public Policy and on Nudge and Public Policy, as well as of the HEFCE REF Social Work and Social Policy Panel. He directed the ESRC Social Contexts and Responses to Risk and Economic Beliefs and Behaviour programmes as well as the EU Welfare Reform and the Management of Societal Change and Subsidiarity and Convergence programmes, and the HEFCE Social Work and Social Policy RAE panel. He is a contributor to Downing Street and Treasury roundtables and to Government Office for Science Foresight Reviews. He co-directs the Risk Research Centre at Beijing Normal University. Recent books include: Reframing Social Citizenship, Risk in Social Science, (with Jens Zinn), Ideas and the Welfare State and New Risks, New Welfare. He is currently researching social cohesion, supported by a Leverhulme Fellowship. he is deeply concerned about the damage current reforms are doing to the welfare state.
2.00 pm Registration and coffee
2.30 pm Professor Peter Taylor-Gooby FBA AcSS talks on the state of social science followed by Q and A, chaired by Professor John Urry AcSS.
3.15 pm Afternoon Tea
4.00 pm Annual General Meeting hosted by Professor Cary Cooper CBE AcSS, Chair of Council.
- Report from the Chair of Council, Professor Cary Cooper CBE AcSS
- Report from the Honorary Treasurer, Professor Michael Danson AcSS
- Report from the Executive Director, Mr Stephen Anderson
- Report from the Chair of the Campaign for Social Science, Professor Tony Crook AcSS
- Adoption of the Directors' Report and Accounts 2011
- Presentation of Certificates to new Academicians
5.15 pm Drinks Reception, sponsored by Taylor and Francis
6.00 pm Close
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