People and the frontiers of science: social science for the 21st Century

This talk is co-hosted by the Oxford Martin School, University College & Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, and is a continuation of the Trinity Term Series ‘Science and Populism: from evidence to narrative’.

The lecture situates understanding people, culture and behaviour at the heart of scientific advances as we take on the complex policy and practice challenges of the 21st Century. It does so by providing background and insight into current changes across the research and innovation landscape with the arrival of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and, through a series of examples, offers an illustration of how social science can shape and contribute to this emerging landscape.

Professor Rubin is particularly interested in hearing from students, post-docs and early career researchers about their views on the future of UK social science and there will be an extended opportunity after her lecture for questions and discussion.