Press releases

Read the latest press releases from ESRC and our major investments. You can access press releases that we have published since 2009.

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Hot in the city

Urban design directly affects temperature, wind, rain and air quality - but most planners build cities without an awareness of the urban climate effects they are creating.

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ESRC Council appointments

David Willetts, the Minister for Universities and Science, has appointed four new council members to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Woman vote here

Women worldwide know less about politics than men

Women living in the world's most advanced democracies and under the most progressive gender equality regimes still know less about politics than men according to a ten-nation study of media systems and national political knowledge funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Andy Murray

Finding Murray's magic

Research suggests that it is Andy Murray’s ability to manage his goals, as well as his skill, determination and motivation that makes him such a successful athlete according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council

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