Science lives beneath the surface of everything we touch and taste. It is the key to our prosperity, one of the driving forces of our economy, and it creates thousands of jobs that keep Britain at the leading edge. So let's look again at science: what is it doing for us already? How is it going to drive us to a better future? http://sciencesowhat.direct.gov.uk/.
The Royal Anthropological Institute, funded by ESRC's Science in Society strategy, are working to inform teachers and students about anthropology as a subject and how it can fit into many aspects of the curriculum.
The 2009 Festival takes place from 5 - 10 September in Surrey. Come and learn the results of the scientific on-line experiment looking into how we perceive honesty through the Honesty Lab experiment.
The ESRC is the headline sponsor of this event which encourages members of the public to debate, argue, discuss, explore, and challenge key ideas with researchers, writers, journalists and broadcasters. This year the Battle will take place on 31 October & 1 November 2009.
Social Science postgraduate students are encouraged to enter the Battles in Print essay competition. The winner will receive 2 VIP passes to the Battle along with their essay printed on Times On-line and in the Battles in Print series. Further information is on the Battle of Ideas' website.
Science in Society is funding two regions in this growing, UK-wide secondary school level competitive debate. Debates pit schools against schools, giving students a topic and making them research and present a view to a panel of experts, including ESRC social science researchers.
This is the chance for ESRC researchers to bring their work to the public. This event takes place over one week in March during National Science and Engineering Week with events in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England. These free events range from conferences to workshops and debates, exhibitions, film screenings, plays, policy briefings and more.
Here at the ESRC, we believe that it is important for contemporary research to be made available in the classroom. That is why we have created a series of information sheets to be used by both students and teachers. The website will be regularly updated as more resources become available.
An annual prize which encourages and rewards new researchers whose work offers new insights and is likely to have application beyond the academic community.