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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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Wind Turbines

Wind turbines evoke a variety of emotional responses

People’s attitudes towards wind turbines are more complex than a simple case of love-or-hate, a social science researcher is discovering. Visitors gazing at turbines in the Welsh countryside experience a wide range of emotions, from memories of youth to feelings of powerlessness in the face of the political machine.

Front door light

Everybody needs good neighbours

As the nights start to draw in and with the clocks set to change plunging us into darkness by 17.00, observant neighbours are a greater deterrent to would-be burglars than expensive alarm systems or security patrols, according to a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

University faculty

Business as usual for top UK Universities

A new report highlighting the impact that university business schools are having on businesses and industry has been released by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Lancaster University Management School

Follow the LEAD to local success in Lancashire

A new report highlighting the impact that Lancaster University Management School has had on local businesses and industry has been released by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

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