Social scientists at Oxford are seeking answers to some of the world’s most important challenges. How can we tackle climate change? What needs to happen to resolve poverty? How should we respond to the economic crises? How should we fight for our human rights? Here we bring you the latest of our major discoveries in the social sciences at Oxford.
24 August 2017
Neil MacFarlane, the Lester B Pearson Professor of International Relations, has been appointed interim Head of the Social Sciences Division. Professor MacFarlane will replace Professor Roger Goodman, who will be taking a new role as the sixth Warden of St Anthony's College.
9 June 2017
Professor Steve Cowley, leading theoretical physicist and President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, has been appointed Acting Director of the Oxford Martin School.
8 May 2017
Professor Yadvinder Malhi has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society for his outstanding contribution to science.
20 April 2017
Oxford Martin School Director Achim Steiner is to take up a pivotal role with the United Nations, leading its drive to eradicate poverty worldwide.
10 March 2017
Jo Johnson, the Minister of State for Universities and Science, has appointed Professor Melinda Mills as Council member for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Anthony Venables appointed chair of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Ifo Institute and CESifo
30 November 2016
Professor Anthony Venables CBE, BP Professor of Economics and Director of OxCARRE, has been appointed chair of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Ifo Institute and CESifo from 2016 to 2019.
5 August 2016
Professor Jo-Anne Baird, Director of Oxford’s Department of Education, has been appointed Standing Specialist Adviser on Education to the Select Committee on Education.