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.
22 June 2017
Researchers from two Oxford projects have been awarded prizes for the impact of their findings in the UK and around the world.
26 May 2017
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.
Oxford welcomes prominent philanthropist to discuss the Yidan Prize for Education Research and Education Development
15 December 2016
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.
14 July 2016
Two Oxford University buildings have been shortlisted for the 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building.
6 July 2016
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.
29 April 2015
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.
7 November 2014
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.