Press Releases

Press Release: Will Hutton takes on role as President of the Academy of Social Sciences

London, 15 April 2021: The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to announce that Will Hutton FAcSS will be our new president. Will succeeds Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS whose six-year term ends on 17 June 2021. As a political economist and one of UK’s leading economic commentators Will is a passionate and public advocate for… Read more »

Press Release: Thirty-seven leading social scientists conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

London, 16 February 2021:  We are delighted to announce that 37 leading social scientists have been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. New Fellows are recognised, after an independent peer review process, for the excellence and impact of their work and their wider contributions to the social sciences for public… Read more »

Seventy-three leading social scientists join the Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences

London, 15 October 2020: Today we are delighted to announce that 73 leading UK social scientists have been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. All have been elected for their outstanding contributions to research, and for their application of social science to policy, education, society and the economy. The Academy’s… Read more »

PRESS RELEASE: Campaign for Social Science launches new report showcasing the vital role of the social sciences in private sector businesses in the UK

London, 14 September 2020: Social science knowledge and skills are essential to business operations and development in a wide range of business sectors in the UK, according to a new report by the Campaign for Social Science and SAGE publishing. Based on in-depth interviews with business leaders at Cisco, Deloitte, Royal Dutch Shell,  Willis-Re, WSP… Read more »

Fifty-one leading social scientists join the Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences

26 March 2020, London: Today we are delighted to announce that 51 leading UK social scientists have been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. All have been elected on the basis of their outstanding contributions to research and to the application of social science to policy, education, society and the… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Press Release: Seventy-three leading social scientists conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

London, 5 March 2019: The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to announce that it has conferred the award of Fellow on 73 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 of… Read more »

Press Release: Forty-three leading social scientists conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

London, 18 October 2018: The Academy of Social Sciences is delighted to announce that it has conferred the award of Fellow on 43 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 »