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The Wellcome Collection: raising the cultural profile of science

The Wellcome Collection: raising the cultural profile of science | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The newly-redeveloped Wellcome Collection is a place for thought-provoking mental adventures.
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The article cites the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal).

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Citizen scientists saving lives around deadly 'Throat of Fire' volcano

Citizen scientists saving lives around deadly 'Throat of Fire' volcano | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

More than 600 million people live close to active volcanoes worldwide. The research shows that living safely in these dangerous areas can depend on effective communication and collaboration between volcanologists, risk managers and vulnerable communities.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded project Strengthening Resilience in Volcanic Areas (STREVA)

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Let's get to the bottom of science's class divide

Let's get to the bottom of science's class divide | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As Greg Clark takes the reins as the UK's new science minister after a reshuffle of top posts, he might not be aware that this month marks 10 years since the UK government published a framework for boosting science and innovation

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Article cites findings from the ESRC funded ASPIRES report

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Science Learning+: New Funding Scheme to Focus on Informal Learning

Science Learning+: New Funding Scheme to Focus on Informal Learning | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Wellcome Trust has launched Science Learning+ to support collaborations between researchers and practitioners of informal learning. This new scheme will provide £9 million of funding to help us...
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Science Learning + is supported by ESRC. Adrian Alsop, Director of Research, Partnership, and International at ESRC, agrees that this scheme could help us to connect a wider group of young people with science by suggesting how we might improve practice to combat damaging trends.

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The battle of the scientists

The battle of the scientists | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Are Europeans becoming more hostile to science and technology?

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The article cites Science Europe, an association of European Research Funding Organisations (RFO) and Research Performing Organisations (RPO). The ESRC was one of seven founding members of Science Europe in 2011.

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Positives for science after US-Africa summit

Positives for science after US-Africa summit | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Science was a minor focus, but access to top officials and calls for greater science cooperation were welcomed.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Centre for Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS)

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Will UK reshuffle boost science and environment?

Will UK reshuffle boost science and environment? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New environment secretary Liz Truss may prove more eco-friendly than her predecessor. Meanwhile Greg Clark is made minister for universities and science.

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Article quotes Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy


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