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.
28 June 2017
The Oxford Martin School and the Museum of the History of Science have won a Project Award in this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards, which celebrate public engagement work across the University. The announcement was made at an awards ceremony at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on 28 June hosted by Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson.
Gary Lock wins Public Engagement Award for Citizen Science project - The Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland
28 June 2017
A project run by Professor Gary Lock has won an award in this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards, which celebrate public engagement work across the University. The announcement was made at an awards ceremony at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on 28 June hosted by Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson.
14 June 2017
The University celebrated its sustainability stars at a prestigious awards event on 12 June, when Professor Mark Pollard, Associate Head of Division (Research), presented gold awards to the Blavatnik School of Government and the School of Geography and the Environment.
15 May 2017
Oxford Saïd has won the Cloud Project Of The Year at the 2017 Real IT Awards, picking up the prestigious award at a ceremony in London on May 11th. The team was also named as runner up overall which is judged from all the 20 category winners, and picked up the runner up award for the IT Team of the Year.
20 April 2017
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded membership of its 2017 class to two Oxford academics.
30 March 2017
Karma Nabulsi, professor of politics at the University of Oxford, is The Guardian Higher Education Network’s 2017 Inspiring Leader award winner.
9 March 2017
Oxford University has been ranked number one in the world in four subject areas in the latest QS World Rankings by Subject. The University came first in Archaeology, Geography, Anatomy and Physiology, English Language and Literature.
20 January 2017
Seven eminent figures will be awarded honorary degrees from Oxford University this summer, subject to approval by Congregation. Two of the honorands, Bryan A Stevenson and the Rt Hon Baroness Shirley Williams, will become Doctors of Civil Law.
18 November 2016
Out of the 8 European Research Council Starting Grants secured by the University of Oxford in 2015-2016, 5 were awarded to Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in the Social Sciences Division.
24 October 2016
The Academy of Social Sciences has announced that it has conferred the award of Fellow on 84 leading social scientists, including three from the University of Oxford.
Oxford Saïd receives the 2016 Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award for cutting-edge approach to business education
20 September 2016
Peter Tufano, Dean of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford has been awarded the 2016 Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award, with a Special Award Distinction for Institutional Leadership.
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.
5 July 2016
We are delighted to announce that a total of 16 Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in the Social Sciences Division have won funding in the 2015-2016 application rounds.
15 January 2016
Two researchers in the Social Sciences Division have been awarded highly competitive European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grants. The ERC bestows the grants to outstanding researchers who have a promising scientific track record, and between 7-12 years of experience after the completion of their doctorates.