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Philomathia Social Sciences Research Programme


12 October, 5pm

Data, it’s not a thing: approaches to studying data and data practices ethnographically. Convenor: Dr Antonia Walford, Lecturer in Digital Anthropology at UCL. 

23 November, 5pm

Platforming women, work and family in the gig economy. Convenor: Professor Al James, Professor of Economic Geography, University of Newcastle -

30 November, 11.30

Ghosts in the machine: the ethics of automatic literature. Convenor: Dr. Anne Alexander, Director, Cambridge Digital Humanities Learning


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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.