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Read more at: Cambridge and the Philomathia Foundation launch second phase of Social Sciences Research Programme

Cambridge and the Philomathia Foundation launch second phase of Social Sciences Research Programme

6 June 2018

The second phase of the interdisciplinary Philomathia Social Sciences Research Programme, a collaboration between the Philomathia Foundation and the University, has been launched to enable further pioneering work in addressing some of the major issues facing humanity today. Read the full article here


Read more at: 'Tracking inequality in India: the story of a pioneer'

'Tracking inequality in India: the story of a pioneer'

7 July 2017

Dr Poornima Paidipaty speaks to Research Horizons about her research on the history of data and the development of metrics to understand inequality 'Within the current Indian context, in which economic growth and rising inequality are once again at the centre of public debate, it has become all the more important to...


Read more at: New platform on international energy governance

New platform on international energy governance

13 January 2017


Read more at: Pedro Ramos Pinto on the inequality debates

Pedro Ramos Pinto on the inequality debates

20 September 2016

Pedro Ramos Pinto, PI on the Philomathia project 'The measure of inequality: social knowledge in historical perspective', asks: 'Why has the debate on inequality come to the fore now, and why in such terms?' The full article can accessed here: http://items.ssrc.org/the-inequality-debate-why-now-why-like-this/


Read more at: Wellcome Trust support for Forum 2016

Wellcome Trust support for Forum 2016

15 February 2016

The Philomathia programme is pleased to announce that the Wellcome Trust's Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) will match-fund this year's Forum workshops. 'The ISSF provides support for UK universities to invest in strategic areas of science, the humanities and social science where they consider there are...


Read more at: Forum 2016 - workshops announced

Forum 2016 - workshops announced

6 November 2015

The Philomathia programme is pleased to announce that the following sessions have been selected to collaborate with Forum 2016: 'Legal regulation of transplanting sub-optimal organs' - Lead convenor: Mr Kourosh Saeb-Parsy (Department of Surgery) 'Realising genomic medicine: interrogating specific intellectual property...


Read more at: Now inviting proposals for Forum 2016

Now inviting proposals for Forum 2016

7 September 2015

The third annual Philomathia Symposium will take place in September 2016 in Cambridge. The Symposium brings together academics, the public and policymakers to address contemporary societal challenges, supporting the initiatives of the Philomathia Social Sciences Research Programme . Each annual Symposium represents the...


Read more at: Philomathia Forum events 2015

Philomathia Forum events 2015

13 August 2015

The definition and measurement of austerity policies Procurement and Precarity


Read more at: Philomathia Symposium 2015

Philomathia Symposium 2015

31 July 2015

The second Philomathia Symposium will be held on 8 December 2015 at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Keynote speaker Professor Robert Putnam will join a distinguished set of panellists to explore this year's topic: 'What world will we leave our grandchildren?' Further details will be announced through the Philomathia Forum.


Read more at: New Philomathia projects announced

New Philomathia projects announced

31 July 2015

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new projects to the Philomathia series. The Department of Land Economy and the Judge Business School will co-host a project on 'The Law of Energy Transitions', led by Professor Jorge Vinuales. A new Philomathia Fellow will support this research, starting in October 2015. A...


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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.