Saturday saw a fantastic Festival of Social Science session exploring the genesis and appeal of conspiracy theories and the psychological appeal of these ideas. Prof. Rod and Dr. Linda Dubrow-Marshall opened the session with an outline of the problem of climate change and a brief history of conspiracy theories in the 20th and 21st centuries-
Last night Prof. Mike Wood delivered a fantastic lecture on Chernobyl and some of the myths associated with the disaster and the Zone of Alienation which surrounds it. Mike took an interactive approach to his lecture, making use of Slido to discuss common misconceptions and to illuminate the reality of life in and around Chernobyl.
Last night saw the start of the University of Salford’s ESRC Festival of Social Science. Prof. Andy Miah chaired a panel discussion reviewing this week’s activities at the COP26 conference. The diverse panel included a variety of experts from across the Social Sciences including: Dr. Sharon Coen; Prof. Steve Fuller; Dr. Sara Biscaya; and Dr.
The ESRC Festival of Social Science: Celebrating Social Science Outreach and Impact at The University of Salford
Nationwide the month of November will see a plethora of events taking place to showcase and celebrate the fantastic research being undertaken by Social Scientists across the United Kingdom. The primary theme of the festival is Climate Change and many of the events taking place at the University of Salford are linked to the forthcoming
Within academia and society at large there is a growing understanding of neurodiversity and its impact on learning and behaviour. Despite this, those on the autistic spectrum remain misunderstood and marginalised by society as whole. As part of the Festival of Social Science Salford academics will deliver a series of talks and panel discussions on
Alongside dealing with Covid-19 the world faces a major challenge to address the on-going climate crisis. Last week saw the announcement of the Earthshot prize winners and all eyes are now turning to the forthcoming COP26 conference (31st October- 12th November) with wide hopes that a new and effective international agreement can be made to