Academy News

Professor Louise Archer FAcSS wins ESRC Impact prize 2019

Congratulations to our Fellow Professor Louise Archer and her team at the UCL Institute of Education on their receipt of the Panel’s Choice Award at the ESRC Impact prizes 2019. The Panel’s Choice award recognises that a finalist’s work was highly commended by the judging panel. Professor Louise Archer and colleagues won the award for… Read more »

Academy Annual Lecture 2019 with Matthew Goodwin

 Professor Matthew Goodwin, Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, gave the Academy of Social Sciences Annual Lecture on 20 June 2019. The Annual Lecture saw an audience of about 100 people with a mix of general public, Fellows and social science practitioners. Professor Goodwin’s talk was on Brexit and… Read more »

The Academy welcomes seven new Council members at 2019 AGM

The Academy of Social Sciences welcomed seven new Council members at its 20th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 20 June 2019 at 33 Finsbury Square, London. The new Council members are: Stephen Aldridge FAcSS – Director for Analysis and Data at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Professor Tim Allen FAcSS – Professor… Read more »

Vacancy: Chair of the Campaign for Social Science

The Academy of Social Sciences is seeking a new Chair for the Campaign for Social Science, to start on 1 November 2019. The Campaign is an integral part of the Academy and leads on its public-facing advocacy for social science.  It is a strong outward-facing voice for the Academy. The Chair of the Campaign is… Read more »

Open call for new Council members 2019

Would you like to help lead the Academy’s mission to promote social science in the UK for the public benefit? Four vacancies are coming up for election on the Academy’s Council this year. Three of the vacancies fall from within the constituency of individual Fellows and one from within the constituency of Learned Societies. The Council… Read more »

Brexit and Populism at the Academy Annual Lecture 2019

We are delighted to announce that Professor Matthew J. Goodwin, from the Department of Politics and International Relations, Rutherford College, University of Kent will deliver the 2019 Annual Academy Lecture. Matthew is a leading academic, author and speaker known for his work on Britain and Europe, political volatility and risk, populism, Brexit and elections. He… Read more »

Meet our CSS Journal Co-Editors

Professor Jacqueline Barnes and Professor John Connolly will take over the helm of the Academy of Social Sciences’ flagship journal ‘Contemporary Social Science’ from Professor David Canter on 1 July 2019, who has been editor of the journal for the past six years. This interdisciplinary and international journal provides a forum for disseminating and enhancing… Read more »