Events

Academy and Campaign Events

The Academy and Campaign organise and host events featuring distinguished guest speakers throughout the year. These include the annual lectures and discussion panels organised with partners, including Campaign partner SAGE Publishing.

2024

Behaviour change and the climate emergency: policy choices to drive social action

In this webinar in partnership with the ACCESS network, Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh will outline how behavioural science can inform efforts to engage the public with climate change, and how policy choices can drive social action to achieve net zero. Chaired by Professor Birgitta Gatersleben.

This event is part of Election 24: Ideas for change based on social science evidence, a Campaign for Social Science project which draws on a range of social science research to suggest evidence-based social policy directions ahead of a UK general election in 2024.

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Appearance Matters Conference

The Centre for Appearance Research at UWE Bristol and the Campaign for Social Science 

The Campaign for Social Science is supporting the 10th biennial Appearance Matters Conference presented by the Centre for Appearance Research at UWE Bristol.  The event is a great opportunity to learn about the latest important research on body image and appearance and explore its impact on people and society at large.

 

Bristol City Hall College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR

Past Events

Election 24: What’s at Stake for Wales?

With 2024 confirmed as a general election year, this event will see representatives from Welsh Labour, the Welsh Conservatives, and Plaid Cymru set out their priorities for Wales and respond to questions posed by social science researchers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask their own questions. In partnership with Swansea University.

This event is part of Election 24: Ideas for change based on social science evidence, a Campaign for Social Science project which draws on a range of social science research to suggest evidence-based social policy directions ahead of a UK general election in 2024.

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University, Singleton Campus, Swansea, SA2 8PZRegister now

Priorities for action on AI: what does the social science evidence say?

In this webinar, in partnership with Sense about Science, Professor Kaska Porayska-Pomsta, Professor Fraser Sampson and Tracey Brown OBE will discuss on AI regulation and security, including what the most pressing considerations for the incoming government are, how persuaded (and persuadable) the public are about the merits of AI, and how technology can be adopted in socially equitable ways.

This event is part of Election 24: Ideas for change based on social science evidence, a Campaign for Social Science project which draws on a range of social science research to suggest evidence-based social policy directions ahead of a UK general election in 2024.

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Can we achieve a more equal North East?

The UK ranks among the most unequal countries in Europe, with inequalities in wealth and health particularly pronounced – and rising – in the North East of England. Posing the question of whether we can achieve a more equal North East, this event brings together distinguished social scientists and practitioners, and political representatives.

This event is part of Election 24: Ideas for change based on social science evidence, a Campaign for Social Science project which draws on a range of social science research to suggest evidence-based social policy directions ahead of a UK general election in 2024.

The Common Room, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SERegiser now

The rise and fall of anti-welfare attitudes, and what it means for welfare reform in 2024 and beyond

What do the public think about taxation and welfare? Drawing on the British Social Attitudes Survey, this webinar with Sir John Curtice and Professor Ben Baumberg Geiger examines whether voters want to see a rise or a fall in taxation, what it would mean for public spending and welfare, and how those attitudes map onto the parties’ positions.

This event is part of Election 24: Ideas for change based on social science evidence, a Campaign for Social Science project which draws on a range of social science research to suggest evidence-based social policy directions ahead of a UK general election in 2024.

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2023

The Inequality of Wealth. Why it matters and how to fix it.

Honorary Professor Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP reflects on the findings of his upcoming book and discusses a bold plan to renew one of the oldest ideas in British politics: the wealth-owning democracy.

This event is part of Election 24: Ideas for change based on social science evidence, a Campaign for Social Science project which draws on a range of social science research to suggest evidence-based social policy directions ahead of a UK general election in 2024.

3 Centenary Square, Assembly Room, Birmingham B1 2DR, The ExchangeRegister now

Political ‘Realism’ in an Election Year – Campaign for Social Science Annual Sage Lecture 2023

This year’s lecture will be delivered by Gary Younge FAcSS, author, broadcaster, and Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester.

This event is part of Election 24: Ideas for change based on social science evidence, a Campaign for Social Science project which draws on a range of social science research to suggest evidence-based social policy directions ahead of a UK general election in 2024.

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Election 24: Can we achieve sustainable growth?

A roundtable style presentation hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Southampton.  The event will take place in Southampton City Centre with a panel of local journalists, politicians and academics (to be announced). There will be an opportunity for attendees to submit questions to the panel in advance.

This event is part of Election 24: Ideas for change based on social science evidence, a Campaign for Social Science project which draws on a range of social science research to suggest evidence-based social policy directions ahead of a UK general election in 2024.

SouthamptonRegister now

EDHIT Research Conference – Gender & Eating Disorders

The Campaign for Social Science is supporting UWE Bristol’s EDHIT Research Conference – Gender & Eating Disorders.  This online event is a great opportunity to learn about the latest important research on eating disorders amongst under-represented and minoritized groups.

Online

Still on track for net zero? Domestic and international challenges in climate policy

Two years on from COP26 in Glasgow, and ahead of the next COP in the United Arab Emirates, where do we stand in the UK and internationally on the transition to net zero? Is sufficient progress being made in public policy to limit the increase in global warming to 1.5°? Our keynote speaker, Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the UK Climate Change Committee, will share his thoughts on the challenges ahead. This will be followed by a panel of social scientists and industry representatives, as well as audience Q&A.

This event is part of Election 24: Ideas for change based on social science evidence, a Campaign for Social Science project which draws on a range of social science research to suggest evidence-based social policy directions ahead of a UK general election in 2024.

Kelvin Building, University of Glasgow, Lecture room 312 Register now

Dathlu Lles Gydol Oes yng Nghymru / Celebrating Lifelong Wellbeing in Wales

In this event, experts from Cardiff University, Swansea University and Bangor University offer thought-provoking research insights to demonstrate how the social sciences contribute to enhancing the lifelong wellbeing of the nation.

This event is part of Election 24: Ideas for change based on social science evidence, a Campaign for Social Science project which draws on a range of social science research to suggest evidence-based social policy directions ahead of a UK general election in 2024.

sbarc|spark, Maindy Road Cardiff CF24 4HQRegister now

Migration: the research, the polling and the politics

This webinar, with Professor Heaven Crawley, Professor Paul Whiteley, Lord David Blunkett and Dr Heather Rolfe, will shine a light on what academic research tells us about migration within a UK context and explore both what the public think about the topic and the considerations which inform politics and policy-making on migration.

This event is part of Election 24: Ideas for change based on social science evidence, a Campaign for Social Science project which draws on a range of social science research to suggest evidence-based social policy directions ahead of a UK general election in 2024.

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Reducing health inequalities – from evidence to policy

Join Professor Trish Greenhalgh, University of Oxford, and Professor Petra Meier, University of Glasgow, as they explore the UK’s health inequalities.

This event is part of Election 24: Ideas for change based on social science evidence, a Campaign for Social Science project which draws on a range of social science research to suggest evidence-based social policy directions ahead of a UK general election in 2024.

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Academy of Social Sciences 24th AGM and 2023 Annual Lecture given by Professor Lucie Cluver

The Academy is hosting their 24th Annual General Meeting followed by the Annual Lecture. The Annual Academy Lecture will be given by Professor Lucie Cluver (University of Oxford and the University of Cape Town) on the topic of: ‘Can social science protect us against global threats?’

The AGM and Annual Lecture are open to all Fellows and representatives of our member social science societies.  Fellows and Member Learned Society representatives can book by using the online link. If you are not a Fellow and would like to attend the Lecture, please email us.

The Building Centre, 26 Store St, London WC1E 7BT

Safe and Inclusive Communities Launch

Anglia Ruskin University and Campaign for Social Science 

Anglia Ruskin University, in partnership with the Campaign for Social Science, presents this event in the Safe and Inclusive Communities programme.  This will be the official launch of the Safe and Inclusive Communities theme at ARU. The event is a great opportunity to network and to hear from expert researchers working within this area of study.

Graduate Hotel Cambridge Mill Lane Cambridge CB2 1RT

Social barriers into higher education

UWE Bristol and Campaign for Social Science 

UWE Bristol, in partnership with the Campaign for Social Science, presents this discussion panel event focusing on social barriers impeding access to higher education. The event will bring together academics, practitioners, advocates and researchers from across a range of educational, community based and public sector settings and is a great chance to hear from experts and to network.

Spike Island 133 Cumberland Road Bristol BS1 6UX

What’s next for “levelling up”?

Campaign for Social Science/Policy Institute at King's College London/ UK in a Changing Europe 

The Policy Institute at King’s College London, in partnership with UK in a Changing Europe and the Campaign for Social Science, presents this event focusing on the future of the levelling up agenda in the context of the UK’s economic crisis.

Online

2022

Next Global Shocks Series – How can we make our economy more resilient? Lessons from the Pandemic

Campaign for Social Science/ College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow 

University of Glasgow, in partnership with the Campaign for Social Science, presents this event which part of a series of public lectures focusing on how we respond to global shocks. This event focuses on building a more resilient economy.

Advanced Research Centre , University of Glasgow or online

The cost of living crisis: the short and the long view

Campaign for Social Science/SAGE Publishing 

The Campaign for Social Science Annual SAGE Lecture 2022

This year’s lecture will be delivered by Torsten Bell, Chief Executive Officer of the Resolution Foundation. Torsten will focus on what the research evidence says about the current economic situation in the UK. He’ll talk about how we’ve arrived here and will look in detail at some of the issues around living standards/cost of living and the economic inequalities in our society.

Online

University of Essex Social Science Film Festival

Campaign for Social Science/University of Essex 

University of Essex, in association with the Campaign for Social Science, presents this event which is part the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

Firstsite Auditorium, Lewis Garden High Street Colchester CO1 1JH

A Hot Topic: Exploring the social dimensions of the climate crisis

Campaign for Social Science/SAGE Publishing 

A free online event run by the Academy of Social Science’s Campaign for Social Science in partnership with SAGE Publishing. This event explores the urgent need to combine both social and technological solutions in order to address the challenges of climate change.

Online

AcSS President’s Lunch – 28 June 2022

Registration has now closed.

St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF

AcSS Annual Lecture 2022: Possibility space: the role of the social sciences in understanding, mapping and shaping the future – 16 June 2022

Professor Sir Geoff Mulgan, University College London 

Professor Sir Geoff Mulgan will explore the history of future-shaping in social science; why this work has been discouraged in recent years; and what methods can be used to guide us through the difficult transitions ahead. Register free.

Zoom

Academy of Social Sciences 23rd Annual General Meeting – 16 June 2022

Please find the links below for the meeting papers:

AGM 2022 agenda

Minutes from the 2021 AGM

Online

2021

It’s institutions stupid: The moralisation of capitalism – Campaign for Social Science Annual SAGE Lecture (7 Dec 2021)

Campaign for Social Science/SAGE Publishing 

There is widespread agreement that contemporary capitalism needs a reset. This lecture, delivered by Will Hutton, will try to bring together theory, evidence and practice to point the way to a new capitalism.

OnlineWatch the video