The future of social science after the General Election - Manchester
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 from 12:30 to 14:30 (BST)
With the General Election weeks away this is a critical time to advocate for social science. On 22nd April the Campaign for Social Science visits the University of Manchester for a lunchtime event at Cordingley Lecture Theatre, Humanities Bridgeford Street.
The Business of People is the Campaign for Social Science’s pre-election report which makes a case to policy-makers for the value of social science to the UK’s society and economy. We are now touring around the UK to discuss the challenges and opportunities for social scientists in coming years.
Attendees have responded positively to the events so far:
“Informative and interactive” //“Made me think about the issues and how they apply to my own work” // “A chance to hear about process and negotiating strategies”.
The panel: Chair: Professor Keith Brown, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; Professor Colette Fagan, Faculty Director of Research; Professor James Wilsdon, Professor of Science and Democracy at Sussex University and Chair of the Campaign
Lunch served from 12.30pm before the main session at 1pm. After 2pm, a further chance to speak with the Campaign representatives.
Please note places are limited. All social scientists welcome.
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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.