The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. Its charitable purpose is to promote social science in the United Kingdom for public benefit. The Academy is composed of approximately 1400 individual Fellows, 47 Member Learned Societies, and a number of affiliates. Together, this body of organisations is a community of some 90,000 social scientists. Academy Fellows are leading professional social scientists from academia and the public and private sectors. The Campaign for Social Science is an integral part of the Academy.
Strategic Plan 2020-2023
The Academy’s Council has recently approved a new strategy for how the Academy will deliver its purpose ‘to promote social sciences in the UK for public benefit’. This establishes six objectives that frame our areas of work for the medium term and identifies priority actions for 2020-2023 within those objectives. The plan is in the process of being designed, illustrated and published. Until then a text file is available.
Latest Annual Report
Read about the Academy’s activities in 2020 by reading the latest Annual Report. It draws from the full Trustees Report and Financial Statements that were made available to Fellows in the run up to the AGM in June 2021.
The Academy is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee no 3847936 and is registered as a charity no 1088537.