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50th Anniversary Conference of the Social Policy Association – call for papers open

The 2017 conference theme is Social Inequalities: Research, Theory and Policy. In this, the 50th year of the Social Policy Association, we are drawing upon the ongoing analysis, challenges and opportunities for social policy research and education. Read more …

BSA Annual Conference 2017 – Recovering the Social: Personal Troubles and Public Issues, 4-6 April

The BSA Annual Conference is the primary annual conference for sociology in the UK with opportunities for everyone connected to the discipline. Read more …

Work, Employment and Society Call for Papers – Solidarities in and through Work in an Age of Extremes

This special issue of Work, Employment and Society aims to explore the past and future of solidarity as well as its present manifestations. Read more …

FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival – The Vice Chancellor’s Lecture: Does Terrorism Work? – 29 March

This is the inaugural lecture in a new series in which the vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford invites an eminent figure to be in conversation with her. Read more …

BERA Masters Dissertation and Doctoral Thesis Awards now open

Every year BERA recognises academic excellence and rigour in research by a Master of Education student and a Doctoral student. This underscores BERA’s commitment to developing capacity, advancing quality and methodological originality within the field of educational research. The 2017 competitions Read more …

Fellow awarded honorary doctorate by Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Professor Robert Jackson FAcSS will be awarded an honorary doctorate (Doc h.c.) by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, on 10th March. The degree is being awarded in recognition of Professor Jackson’s contributions to Education about religions and beliefs in an intercultural context in Norway and internationally. Read more …

Association for Psychosocial Studies call for papers: Narcissism and Destructive Leadership

This seminar will examine the status and utility of conceptualisations of narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic cultures. Read more …

RTPI briefing on Housing White Paper – better planning, part of the solution

The RTPI have responded to the Housing White Paper issued last week Read more …

New book: EU Cohesion Policy (Open Access)

This book brings together academics, members of European institutions, and regional and national level policymakers in order to assess the performance and direction of EU Cohesion policy against the background of the most significant reforms to the policy in a generation. Read more …

BSC Learning and Teaching Network Symposium, 17 May

The British Society of Criminology’s Learning and Teaching Network are hosting a symposium on the impact of the TEF on Criminology on the 17th May 2017 at Leeds Beckett University. Read more …