Academy News

Sixty-five leading social scientists conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

3 October 2019, London: The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to announce that it has conferred the award of Fellow on 65 leading social scientists. The new Fellows are drawn from academics, practitioners and policymakers across the social sciences. They have been recognised after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact… Read more »

Press Release: Bobby Duffy appointed as Chair of the Campaign for Social Science

18 September 2019, London: Professor Bobby Duffy, Director of The Policy Institute and Professor of Public Policy at King’s College London, will be leading the Campaign for Social Science from November 2019. He replaces Professor James Wilsdon, who kindly returned to the role, as interim Chair, following the relocation of Professor Shamit Saggar to Perth,… Read more »

President’s Luncheon 2019

The Academy’s prestigious annual President’s Luncheon will be held on Monday 16 December 2019 at the magnificent Drapers’ Hall in the City of London. This year’s event will be particularly special as it marks the end of Professor Sir Ivor Crewe’s term as President of the Academy.  Ivor has been an outstanding President and we all… Read more »

The Academy of Social Science and its Campaign welcome the government’s announcement of a two-year post-study work visa for international students

The Academy of Social Science and its Campaign for Social Science welcome the government’s announcement that it will reintroduce the two-year post-study work visa for international students.  International students play an integral role in the health and vitality of the UK higher education sector and contribute greatly to the UK economy during, and after, their… Read more »

Professor Sue Cox OBE FAcSS wins Richard Whipp Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to our Fellow Professor Sue Cox OBE on being awarded the Richard Whipp Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Academy of Management annual conference at Aston University. Professor Sue Cox is the chair of safety and risk management in Lancaster University Management School, and was the school’s dean from 2001 to 2015. She received… Read more »

The Academy of Social Science has learned that the government’s recently announced plans to introduce a new fast-track system for Tier 1 visas (for ‘exceptional talent’) will apply only to STEM

The Academy of Social Science has learned that the government’s recently announced plans to introduce a new fast-track system for Tier 1 visas (for ‘exceptional talent’) will apply only to individuals with science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) skills.  We are, of course, seeking to make representations about this. In the meantime, Sharon Witherspoon, Head… Read more »

New Fellowship nominations welcome for Spring 2020

The Academy welcomes nominations for new Fellows. Nominees must be people of established status and reputation who have made a substantial contribution to wider social science – to policy or practice – going beyond the normal requirements of their position. Nominations can be made by individual Fellows, by Learned Societies and by the Academy’s two… Read more »

Press Release: The Academy of Social Sciences responds to the Government’s plan to devise a new ‘fast track’ visa system for global science talent

9 August 2019, London: Yesterday, 8 August 2019, the Government made an announcement about its plans to develop a ‘fast track’ visa system for global science talent, and confirmed some interim plans for replacing EU Horizon 2020 funding through the UKRI if the UK left the EU without a deal. While the Academy of Social… Read more »

Professor Sir Ian Diamond FAcSS appointed National Statistician

The Academy of Social Sciences extends its congratulations to its Fellow Professor Sir Ian Diamond on his appointment as National Statistician. Sir Ian succeeds John Pullinger CB FAcSS, who retired at the end of June. The National Statistician is the Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority, Permanent Secretary of the Office for National Statistics… Read more »