Campaign for Social Science concludes Election 24: ideas for change based on social science evidence

With Parliament being dissolved on 30 May 2024 in readiness for a UK General Election on 4 July, the Campaign for Social Science has concluded its recent project Election 24: ideas for change based on social science evidence.

As a result, our summer events programme originally associated with the Election 24 project has been suspended until after the election has taken place. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Details of any rescheduled events will be circulated in due course. Our autumn events, including our webinar on transport policy, will take place as planned and are open for registrations.

Election 24: ideas for change based on social science evidence comprised a range of comment pieces and events drawing on the expertise of social scientists, many of whom are Fellows of the Academy, to foreground social science perspectives, research and evidence relevant to public policy in the run up to a 2024 General Election.

Running from the end of September 2023 to May 2024, the Election 24 programme featured 13 online and in-person events held across the UK, nine of which were run in partnership with other organisations, and over 50 evidence-led comment pieces by social scientists from 40 universities, research organisations, charities, foundations and other organisations.

We extend our thanks to all those who have supported the project, including our Campaign supporters, especially those who we co-hosted events with, our event speakers and chairs, and to our Election 24 blog contributors. This project would not have been possible without the time and expertise they have shared.

Blogs and event recordings as part of this project are still available to view via the Election 24 hub as a record of the project’s activity.