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Philomathia Social Sciences Research Programme


The Philomathia Forum is a vital part of the Philomathia Social Sciences Research Programme, and was created to broaden the debate surrounding the development of research with direct relevance to public policy. 

Each annual Symposium represents the culmination of a year’s worth of interdisciplinary conversations that begin first in the Philomathia Forum – a series of individual workshops that link topically to the Symposium’s theme. It is our hope that the fora generate debate and raise questions that can directly inform the Programme’s primary research.


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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.

Masters in Public Policy

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.