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Keeping safe – online

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Friday 5 march 2010 sunderland city council has teamed up with a group of academic researchers to put on an exciting interactive event aimed at making internet users more aware of the problems of disclosing personal information online. The event fo ...

Innovation debate on people living in rural areas

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Tuesday 16 march 2010 staged on the hebridean isle of lewis an event will see two school teams lock horns on the question 'are people living in rural areas innovative? ' in the strathclyde university innovation debateThe event is part of the eco ...

Making the case for the social sciences

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Wednesday 10 february 2010 issues such as redundancies, parenting and poverty often hit the headlines - but the crucial research behind the stories rarely gets the same attention. Without the work of social scientists policymakers would not have th ...

Methods madness hits oxford

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Monday 5 july 2010 science is not all about people in white lab coats blowing things up. Social science research gives a different picture. Social science can answer questions on large issues facing society such as understanding factors affecting v ...

More to pharmacy than counting tablets

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Wednesday 10 march 2010 should cannabis be legalised? This thorny political issue will be debated by teams of school children in a national competition designed to challenge the pupil's scientific knowledgeThe event is part of the festival of socia ...

Moving pictures: experience of migration

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Wednesday 17 march 2010 who counts as a 'migrant'? Who are the people behind the statistics? The economic and social research council's (esrc) centre on migration, policy and society (compas) at the university of oxford is holding an exhibition fro ...

Myths and realities of life in st ann's

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Friday 5 march 2010 about 300 residents from st. Ann's in nottingham are expected to take part in a one day programme of interactive workshops during the economic and social research council's (esrc) festival of social science. The event, which wil ...

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 ...

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