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New online archive of Northern Ireland Troubles

New online archive of Northern Ireland Troubles | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Accounts of the Conflict is a digital archiving project that will preserve and make available stories related to the conflict in, and about, Northern Ireland.
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The article's author, Professor Gillian Robinson, is director of the ESRC-funded ARK project at the University of UIster.

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Millennials have spicier sex lives than their parents

Millennials have spicier sex lives than their parents | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
They are less likely than previous generations to drink, take drugs and commit crimes, but millennials are more willing to experiment in the bedroom, according
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National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles

is supported by ESRC.

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Teenagers 'sext' to test whether they can trust each other, study finds

Teenagers 'sext' to test whether they can trust each other, study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Teenagers engage in “sexting” to test whether they can trust each other, a study has found.
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This is event is part of the ESRC's Festival of Social Science. 

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Tales of Tudor accidents coming to Oxford Museum

Tales of Tudor accidents coming to Oxford Museum | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
TALES of Tudor mishaps are set to entertain audiences at Oxford Museum.
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This research was funded by ESRC. 

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The menopause: dreaded, derided and seldom discussed

What if the menopause was something we thought positively about or were able to discuss openly without fear of derision?

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Dr Isabel de Salis receives ESRC funding.  

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North-south divide edges down the map

North-south divide edges down the map | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The long-held view that the north starts at Watford Gap may soon be backed by science, as the line that divides northerners and southerners creeps ever nearer t
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The Popchange project was funded by ESRC.

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Bangor University puts poverty under the spotlight

Bangor University puts poverty under the spotlight | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Public event featuring discussion and drama takes place on November 8 as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science

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This event is part of the 2017 ESRC Festival of Social Science.

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Exeter Uni event on football sackings to be held as SJP on November 6

Exeter Uni event on football sackings to be held as SJP on November 6 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The University of Exeter are hosting an event titled 'Football manager sackings and implications for sports scientists' at St James Park on Monday, November 6.

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Football manager sackings & implications for sports scientists is part of this year's ESRC Festival of Social Science. 

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Should We Endure Rising Instability And A Deeply Unequal World, Or Build A New Vision Of A Shared Prosperity?

Should We Endure Rising Instability And A Deeply Unequal World, Or Build A New Vision Of A Shared Prosperity? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Remember trickle-down theory? It's the rose-tinted notion that economic growth is the only way to bring poor people out of poverty and reduce the inequality that divides society and undermine
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Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey and Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP). The Centre is funded by ESRC. 

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Tinder is altering your brain

Tinder is altering your brain | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Tinder is making us behave like cave people. No, really. A team of psychologists at the University of Aberdeen have found that the popular dating app is bringing out basic mating urges in men and women. However, their research highlighted key disparities in how people use the app, with men making their selections based on appearances whilst women favoured intelligence, career prospects and stability.
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These findings will be presented at one event of over 300, as part of the ESRC's fifteenth Festival of Social Science. 

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Talking to vulnerable children on their terms helps to build trust

Talking to vulnerable children on their terms helps to build trust | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A case-by-case approach trumps any ‘tools’ when it comes to social workers building a meaningful relationship with children
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Talking and Listening to Children, a three-year nationwide study of how social workers communicate with children, was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, October 16, 3:39 PM

Lord God help us to help the children in the way they need it. Lord God we ask you for more of your wisdom knowledge understanding as leaders of the body of Christ as how to love in ways that is pleasing in your eye sight  and that brings positive change and not negative hurt to a hurting people 

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Dolly Parton launches Story Starters in London to prepare children for reading at school

Dolly Parton launches Story Starters in London to prepare children for reading at school | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Story Starters provides one-to-one language and communication support to early years’ children and is a collaborative project between national children’s literacy charity Beanstalk, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and LuCid (The ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development).

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Article cites LuCid, the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development.

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Is the expectation for young girls too high? - Independent.ie

Is the expectation for young girls too high? - Independent.ie | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Many countries conduct long terms studies of their population to examine various aspects of health, mental and physical - as well as psychosocial and education issues - in the lives of
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Article cites research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and a consortium of government departments, and managed by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the UCL Institute of Education.

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UK Data Service's curator insight, October 16, 5:46 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

Millennium Cohort Study
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Racism has fallen by a third in Britain in six years

Racism has fallen by a third in Britain in six years | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The number of people who admit to having racist views has fallen by a third in Britain over the last six year, a survey has shown, as another study showed this country has become more tolerant after Brexit.

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Article cites NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey, which was supported by ESRC.

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UK Data Service's curator insight, October 2, 10:05 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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British Social Attitudes Survey

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Sheffield dementia victims make friends with chickens to help combat loneliness

Sheffield dementia victims make friends with chickens to help combat loneliness | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

People living with dementia in Sheffield have been making friends with chickens - in a bid to combat loneliness.

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This event is part of the ESRC's Festival of Social Science 2017.

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British Mums getting back to work thanks to grandparents childcare - HR News

British Mums getting back to work thanks to grandparents childcare - HR News | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

· A new study finds that grandparent childcare is helping mums get back to work · Extent of grandparent childcare higher than previously thought 

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CLOSER is funded by ESRC. 

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UK Data Service's curator insight, November 8, 5:58 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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Study shows therapeutic impact of neighbourliness on dementia

Study shows therapeutic impact of neighbourliness on dementia | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New research is showing how being connected with their local community has reaped enormous benefits for people with dementia.

Research Associate Sarah Campbell, from The University of Manchester, says familiarity with people in local shops, cafes and even on the street, was crucial to the participants of the study.

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This research is funded by ESRC and the event i part of ESRC's Festival of Social Science 2017

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It's time that men stopped letting work define our identities

It's time that men stopped letting work define our identities | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
As technology evolves, we'll all need to rethink what we do. But the question is particularly pressing for men
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The What Works Centre for Wellbeing is funded by ESRC (subscription website).  

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New chair to speak at debate on global grand challenges - Campaign for Social Science

New chair to speak at debate on global grand challenges - Campaign for Social Science | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Professor Shamit Saggar, the new chair of the Campaign for Social Science, will join a high profile panel to explore the role social science research in tackling some of the global grand challenges.

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The event is part of ESRC's Festival of Social Science 2017. 

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How does socioeconomic position affect our health? - Science Weekly podcast

How does socioeconomic position affect our health? - Science Weekly podcast | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
This week, Ian Sample and Nicola Davis explore the complex relationship between poverty, stress, and life expectancy
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Meena Kumari is professor of biological and social epidemiology at the University of Essex’s Institute for Social and Economic Research, which is funded by ESRC. 

 

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UK Data Service's curator insight, November 7, 5:59 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

Understanding Society
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Young people with life-limiting conditions are using art to document their lives, fears and dreams.

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The Living Life to the Fullest project receives ESRC funding. 

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UWE study finds longer commute to work reduces job satisfaction

UWE study finds longer commute to work reduces job satisfaction | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

UWE study finds longer commute to work reduces job satisfaction on ITV News

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This study was funded by ESRC. 

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UK Data Service's curator insight, October 25, 3:39 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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£20 million fund to make children’s services work more closely together

£20 million fund to make children’s services work more closely together | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Regional improvement scheme announced along with expansion of Partners in Practice programme
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The Economic and Social Research Council is a major funding and administrative partner in the What Works Network, which aims to provide robust research evidence to guide decision-making on £200 billion of public spending.

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Antibiotics and Farming, Molten Metal Pump, Acoustic Biodiversity, Athenia, BBC Inside Science - BBC Radio 4

Antibiotics and Farming, Molten Metal Pump, Acoustic Biodiversity, Athenia, BBC Inside Science - BBC Radio 4 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

What do we know about farming's role in the world's antibiotic resistance crisis and what are the critical outstanding questions? Adam Rutherford talks to Matthew Avison of the University of Bristol and Elizabeth Wellington of the University of Warwick.

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ESRC is part of a cross-council campaign to raise awareness about antibiotic resistance. 

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Care after miscarriage 'lacking', report says

Care after miscarriage 'lacking', report says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Women are not being told all the options when deciding how to dispose of pregnancy remains.
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Article cites research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council 

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Anti-ageing: Is it possible, and would we want it?

Anti-ageing: Is it possible, and would we want it? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Eternal youth has been a human preoccupation for millennia. But what would happen if we could actually halt the ageing process?
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Article cites the the Centre for Population Change (CPC), which was established in January 2009. Funded by the ESRC, it is the UK's first research centre on population change. 

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