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Award-winning study helps flashing lights go green

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Friday 12 march 2010 the winner of the 2010 economic and social research council (esrc) knowledge transfer partnership prize for the best application of social or management science has saved the bradford and airedale teaching primary care trust (p ...

Diversity or deprivation - what makes a 'bad' neighbourhood

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Wednesday 15 september 2010 what people think about their neighbourhood is much more strongly influenced by deprivation than by the degree of ethnic mixing in the area, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (e ...

Don't privatise banks too soon!

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Thursday 28 january 2010 leading economist warns of danger of 'panic bank runs' initial findings carried out under the esrc's world economy and finance research programme which comes to a conclusion with a conference in london on 28 january 2010 ...

Renewable energy needs more community power

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Friday 10 september 2010 the renewable energy sector needs to use a wider range of business models in order to ensure a fairer distribution of power plants across the uk, according to research funded by the economic and social research council (esr ...

Research reveals likely housing winners and losers

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Tuesday 12 october 2010 there is a great deal of uncertainty and speculation about the direction of the housing market in the uk and the usa - both for home-owners and renters. Social scientists funded by the economic and social research council (e ...

Rising inequality in the uk undermines mobility and social cohesion

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Monday 5 july 2010 new research, presented at a major international conference in london, demonstrates how inequality in education, skills and incomes reduces opportunity and undermines social cohesion. In education, for example, the social and abi ...

Textile scrapbox

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Wednesday 10 march 2010 ever wanted to know how designers come up with ideas for the clothes we wear, the bags we carry, the patterns in our homes, and the designs of the future? Then head to the victoria & albert museum (v&a) on 16 marchTextiles s ...

Uk inmates comfortable with diversity?

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Wednesday 13 january 2010 following recent media reports of racial strife and gangs in high security prisons in the uk, a new study funded by the economic and social research council (esrc) paints a more encouraging - if sometimes contradictory - p ...

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