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The events listed here are those organised by the Divisional Office. For all others, please visit the University's Events pages at or the Departments' events pages via Please note that many of our events are for specific groups within the University only. If you are interested in attending any of those, please contact the Divisional Office first to avoid disappointment.

What will it take to educate the world?

Thursday, 03 May 2018, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Featuring Sir Richard Peto, Professor Esther Duflo and Dr Rachel Glennerster. Co-sponsored by Green Templeton College and the Department of Economics.

Making a Difference: Social Sciences & Impact Conference

Conference Knowledge Exchange Networking Research Training

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 9.30am to 5pm

University of Oxford, the Open University, Oxford Brookes and Reading Universities are jointly hosting a conference on 19 April 2018 at St Anne’s College, Oxford on the topic of research impact, open to members of the four host universities.

Divisional Induction and Welcome Event for Doctoral Students


Thursday, 05 October 2017, 4.10pm to 6pm

The event provides a unique opportunity for new graduates to meet fellow doctoral students from across the social sciences at Oxford and to hear about the support available. This event is part of your formal induction programme.

Curiosity Carnival

A range of researchers from the Division will participate in this event

Knowledge Exchange Public Engagement

Friday, 29 September 2017, 11.30am to 9.30pm

The night is a huge festival of curiosity – a city-wide programme of activities across the University of Oxford’s museums, libraries, gardens and woods. There will be a wide range of activities for all ages and interests – live experiments, games, stalls, busking, debates, music, dance and a pub-style quiz.

Oxford GCRF Seminars: Research Opportunities for Solving Global Challenges

Professor Christopher Adam, Head of Department of International Development, University of Oxford

Group Discussion Knowledge Exchange Networking

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 to Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 4.30pm - 7pm

The aim of the series is to hold four seminars, each designed to bring together people from across the university (and beyond) to explore ways in which we might collectively and effectively engage with upcoming Global Challenges Research Fund calls for research and capacity building.

Beyond boundaries: research worth sharing

Knowledge Exchange Public Engagement

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Join us for this free event showcasing ten years of European Research Council-funded research at the University of Oxford. Some of our leading Social Scientists will share cutting-edge ideas in a round of ten minute ‘TED-style’ talks. You will then have the opportunity to meet the presenters and discuss their ground-breaking research at the reception.

Insight into Academia: Conversations (Women in Academia)

Group Discussion

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 1pm to 2pm

This ‘conversation’ around women in academia, will be an informal group discussion (facilitated by a careers adviser), with two guest contributors (two early- to mid - career academics) who will share their experiences with you.

Making it work: maintaining balance upon returning to work

Tuesday, 08 November 2016, 9.30am to 2pm

This is a new pilot workshop that is being offered across the University to parents/carers who are returning to work after a career break. The goal is to provide recent returners with the information, tools, support, and networks they need to ensure a successful and smooth return to work. While all are welcome, the material will be aimed at parents/carers who have had a career break of at least 3 months, and who have recently returned to work within the last 6 months.

Winning Ways - Grant Writing Workshop

Dr Sharron Pleydell-Pearce, Senior Research Facilitator, SSD


Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 2pm to 5pm

A key component of becoming a successful academic researcher is the ability to win funding for your research. Grant writing is a particular style of writing and persuasion to ensure your research stands out amongst the increasingly large and competitive crowd.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Workshop

Dr Armando Román Zozaya, Research Facilitator, SSD


Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 3.15pm to 5pm

The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship workshop constitutes an opportunity to participate and learn about the inside track on the whys and wherefores of the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship application process and shape of the research projects themselves.

The Funding Landscape for Early Career Researchers

Dr Armando Román Zozaya, Research Facilitator, SSD


Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 2.30pm to 4pm

This session for 3rd year + DPhil students and research staff will provide you with an overview of the main funding opportunities open to post-doctoral and early career researchers.

Designing and Managing Your Research Grant

Sharron Pleydell-Pearce and Jennifer Wilkinson


Thursday, 10 March 2016, 2pm to 5pm

This course is designed to give an overview of the project management skills and techniques you will need to design an effective research project and then manage it to a successful delivery. It will look at the importance of robust project design in increasing success rate of funding and how to embed effective management processes into your project planning, provide tips and advice on managing and mitigating risks, and hands-on project design and planning to ensure successful projects.


Public Engagement

Friday, 15 May 2015, 7.30pm to 10pm

Explore what makes us all tick, with an evening of live performances and workshops presenting cutting-edge research from the Social Sciences Division

Three Minute Thesis Competition


Wednesday, 13 May 2015 to Tuesday, 08 September 2015, 12pm - 12pm

ESRC Final Year Student Conference

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9.30am to 7.30pm

Media training - by invitation only


Wednesday, 04 March 2015, 9.30am to 12.30pm

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