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 17th April at Cardiff University the Campaign for Social Science will present the recommendations of its new report The Business of People: The Significance of Social Science over the Next Decade (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 Cardiff on the current state and future direction of social science in the UK.
Event runs from 12.15 to 3pm.
- Buffet lunch served from 12.15pm
- First session from 1-2pm, with opening remarks from Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Professor George Boyne
- Jonathan Breckon, Board Member, David Walker, Head of Policy, and Roses Leech-Wilkinson, Research and Policy Officer at the Campaign for Social Science will present the report The Business of People and its recommendations for the future of social science
- Professor Justin Lewis will present a response to the report on behalf of Cardiff University
- Followed by a Q+A session involving the panel and audience
- The Campaign panel will be available before and after for individual discussions
- Second session from 2-3pm to provide further opportunity to discuss the future of social science with reference to key research initiatives at Cardiff University
- Highlights from current social science research centres and initiatives at Cardiff University followed by a discussion on fostering collaboration within and across the social sciences at Cardiff and beyond
Those interested in any aspect of the social sciences – from sociology to economics – are encouraged to attend the event.