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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Rise in betting shops fuels crime fears

Growing numbers of betting shops in UK towns are fuelling residents' fears of a rise in anti-social behaviour and crime, particularly violence and burglary.

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Mass observation reveals minutiae of daily life

What did a 1930s housewife have in her larder? How did a 1940s office worker spend their lunch hour? What clothes were hanging in a 1950s teenagers' wardrobe? Extraordinarily detailed answers to these questions can be found among a unique collection of material on everyday life housed in the Mass Observation Archive.

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Schools: New role needed for 'crucial' amateur governors

The rapid expansion of academy schools has seen an increased demand for high-calibre governors with management and professional skills, and trivialised the contribution of parent governors and unskilled volunteers, according to researchers at the University of Roehampton.

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