With a general election in May and a government spending review to follow, this is a critical time for social science to shout loudly about its value to the UK economy and society.
On 28th April at Birmingham University the Campaign for Social Science will present the recommendations of its new report The Business of People (launched 24th February in Westminster by Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Greg Clark MP). We hope for a fruitful dialogue with social scientists at Birmingham on the current state and future direction of social science in the UK.
- Buffet lunch served from 12.30pm
- Main session from 1-2pm, with opening remarks from the Provost, Professor Adam Tickell
- James Wilsdon, Chair and Roses Leech-Wilkinson, Research and Policy Officer, will present the report The Business of People and the Campaign’s recommendations for the future of social science
- Professor Saul Becker, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of College of Social Science, will present a response to the report on behalf of the University of Birmingham
- Finally a Q+A session involves the panel and audience
- The Campaign panel will be available before and after for individual discussions
The e-version of The Business of People will be available after the launch. All social scientists from sociologists to economists are encouraged to attend the event.
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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.