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Philomathia Social Sciences Research Programme

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Phase 2: Now underway

The call for proposals for Phase 2 is now closed. Phase 2 funding has a broad focus on the following themes: Public Policy, Global Cultures and Diversities, Material Culture, Health, Medicine and Society, Digital Society, and Big Data. Applications are encouraged from all Departments/Faculties in the School of Humanities & Social Sciences. Further information can be found here.

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The Philomathia Foundation

A generous donation from the Philomathia Foundation allowed the creation of the Philomathia Social Sciences Research Programme.

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'Body politics: the dilemmas of regulating new technologies'

Professor Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard Kennedy School) delivered the plenary lecture at the 3rd annual Philomathia Symposium on 18 November 2016

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History of Wealth Project

This project, co-funded by the Philomathia Foundation and the Isaac Newton Trust, investigates the broader significance of wealth an inheritance in 19th and early-20th century Britain.

This programme was launched by POLIS in October 2013, and aims to train future policy-makers to value and promote evidence-based policies that can most benefit society.