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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.

Oxford social scientists win ESRC prize for outstanding impact

Oxford social scientists win ESRC prize for outstanding impact

Anthropology Social Policy Prize

Researchers from two Oxford projects have been awarded prizes for the impact of their findings in the UK and around the world.

Great thinkers come together for the first Kyoto Prize at Oxford event

Great thinkers come together for the first Kyoto Prize at Oxford event

Government Prize

The first annual Kyoto Prize at Oxford event took place on the 9th and 10th May, with lectures from all three 2016 Kyoto Prize laureates at the Blavatnik School of Government.

New Year's Honours 2017

New Year's Honours 2017

Award Prize Business Education

Members of the Social Sciences Division have been recognised in the New Year's Honours list for 2017.

Oxford welcomes prominent philanthropist to discuss the Yidan Prize for Education Research and Education Development

Oxford welcomes prominent philanthropist to discuss the Yidan Prize for Education Research and Education Development

Social Sciences Division Education Prize

This month Oxford welcomed Mr Charles Chen Yidan, founder of the Yidan Prize Foundation. The visit was part of the Foundation’s world tour to promote the new Yidan Prize in Education Research and Education Development.

'Unprecedented' two Oxford buildings shortlisted for RIBA Stirling Prize

'Unprecedented' two Oxford buildings shortlisted for RIBA Stirling Prize

Government Prize

Two Oxford University buildings have been shortlisted for the 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building.

Social Animals: Live Friday wins prestigious Public Engagement with Research (PER) awards

Social Animals: Live Friday wins prestigious Public Engagement with Research (PER) awards

Award Prize Social Sciences Division

The Social Sciences Division and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology received two Public Engagement with Research (PER) awards at the Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural PER Ceremony. The awards were for LiveFriday: Social Animals, an event held in 2015, which highlighted the depth and breadth of Oxford’s social science research and its impact on people's lives across the world.

ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize

ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize

Law Prize

Dr Rachel Condry has been shortlisted for a prestigious ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize.

Oxford Achieves its Best Result to Date in the Jessup Moot

Oxford Achieves its Best Result to Date in the Jessup Moot

Law Prize

The 2015 team from the University of Oxford achieved its best-ever result in the international rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, progressing to the semi-finals and finishing in the top four teams in the world.

Philip Leverhulme Prize for Lucie Cluver

Philip Leverhulme Prize for Lucie Cluver

Award Prize

The Philip Leverhulme Prizes are awarded annually to early career researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising. This year, one of the Prizes has been awarded to Associate Professor Lucie Cluver from the Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention.