Event Reports

Andy Haldane and ‘The UK’s Productivity Problem: Hub No Spokes’

The Academy of Social Sciences was delighted to welcome Bank of England’s Chief Economist Andy Haldane FAcSS as the speaker for its annual lecture 2018. The title of Mr. Haldane’s speech was: The UK’s Productivity Problem: Hub No Spokes. His speech focussed on how Britain’s poor record of productivity growth over the last 10 years… Read more »

Fellows and Learned Societies gather in Edinburgh for the 2017 President’s Lunch

80 Fellows, Learned Societies and their guests gathered at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 14th December to enjoy the social highlight of the Academy’s year – the President’s Lunch. Participants enjoyed socialising over drinks before a convivial lunch. Professor Sir Ivor Crewe FAcSS, President of the Academy, welcomed everyone to the lunch and set… Read more »

AGM celebrates Academy growth while looking to the future

The Academy held its 18th Annual General Meeting yesterday (June 28 2017) at its offices at 33 Finsbury Square in London. Before the event, Professor Luciano Floridi FAcSS, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford and the Alan Turing Institute, gave the Academy Annual Lecture on What… Read more »

Academy hears advice on how the UK can prosper outside the EU

How can the UK prosper outside the EU? Prospering outside the European Union will be neither simple nor straightforward for the UK, was the message to a conference held on 10th May 2017 by the Academy of Social Sciences in association with the Scottish Economic Society and the Society of Business Economists. In order to… Read more »

Inaugural meeting of Study Group on the social science of refugee issues

The Academy’s new pilot Study Group – on Refugee Issues –held a panel discussion of social science issues around Refugees, Belonging and Society, at the University of East London on 12 December, which was well attended by a mix of academics, students and local practitioners. A panel discussion, chaired by Corinne Squire FAcSS (University of… Read more »

President’s Lunch 2016

Tuesday 13th December 2016 saw Professor Sir Ivor Crewe welcome 120 Fellows, Learned Societies and their guests to the annual President’s Lunch, held this year in the splendid surroundings of Ironmongers Hall near the Barbican in London.     As President of the Academy of Social Sciences, Sir Ivor spoke passionately about the success of… Read more »

Shadow Minister for Schools calls for “world class teaching” to transform UK education

“We need a world class, academically rigorously and highly trained teaching profession to transform education,” the Shadow Minister for Schools Mike Kane told the launch of “Making the Case for the Social Sciences 12- Education”.

Social scientists address challenges and opportunities in interdisciplinary research

The Academy and Campaign held an all-day conference addressing some of the individual and institutional challenges to interdisciplinary collaboration, such as funding, university structures, and career objectives on Tuesday, October 11.

Academy and Campaign host successful Summer Programme

In June and July, the Academy and its Campaign held their first-ever Summer Programme series, covering topical and timely issues of social science significance. As we wrap up a successful season, we take a look back at the four headline events.

No religion steadily becoming norm in UK society, says leading academic

Professor Linda Woodhead rounded out the Academy and Campaign’s Summer Programme with a lunchtime talk on “The Rise of ‘No Religion'”.