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Philomathia Social Sciences Research Programme


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 issues' - Lead convenors: Dr Kathy Liddell (Faculty of Law) and Dr John Liddicoat (Faculty of Law)
  • 'Changing fertility: social, demographic and ethical consequences of assisted conception technologies' - Lead convenor: Professor Sarah Franklin (Department of Sociology)

Details of these events will follow in due course. For more information on the Philomathia Forum, visit

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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.