The Business of People - Social science for a sustainable future
Thursday, 23 April 2015 from 16:00 to 18:00 (BST)
The Universities of Brighton and Sussex, in partnership with the Campaign for Social Science, invite you to a special event on Thursday 23rd April to debate the future of social science over the next five years, with guest speakers including Caroline Lucas MP.
This spring, the Campaign for Social Science launched The Business of People, its pre-election report for policymakers, the media and the public that makes the case for the contribution of social science to the UK’s society, economy and sustainability.
Please join us on the University of Brighton’s Falmer Campus for this special pre-election event to debate how social science can help us meet the big societal challenges, including climate change, social inclusion, sustainable growth, food security, wellbeing and healthy cities – and how social science can maximise its contribution to meeting these.
Details Thursday April 23 2015 4pm – 6pm (drinks reception from 5.30pm);
Room 129 Mayfield House, Falmer Campus, University of Brighton.
Professor David Taylor, Dean of the College of Social Sciences, University of Brighton (Chair);
Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion;
Professor Bruce Brown, Pro-Vice Chancellor Research, University of Brighton;
Dr Dinah Rajak, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Development, University of Sussex;
Professor James Wilsdon, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex & Chair of the Campaign for Social Science.
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Campaign for Social Science
The Campaign for Social Science was set up in 2011 to raise the profile of social science with the government, the media and the wider public.
In Spring 2015 we are visiting universities around the UK to promote the recommendations of our pre-election report The Business of People - #bizofpeople. We want to engage as many social scientists as possible in our mission to forge a unified and amplified voice for social science that will increase its impact and influence.