Centre for Demographic Science to launch with £10m from Leverhulme Trust
11 Jan 2019

Oxford University is to launch a new Centre for Demographic Science with £10 million funding from the Leverhulme Trust. The Trust today made the announcement as part of their annual Leverhulme Research Centre awards.

Congratulations to Man Yee Kan and Ekaterina Hertog for winning an ESRC AHRC UK-Japan connection grant!
10 Dec 2018

The grant will be used to foster collaboration on comparative research into gender and family dynamics between the ERC GenTime research team ( and researchers of Hitotsubashi University, Japan, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Japan, National Statistics Centre, Japan, and Statistics Bureau of Japan.  The research network will work closely together to enhance the access to Japanese survey data for UK-based researchers.

Using Big Data for Measuring Global Gender Inequality
26 Oct 2018

Gaps in geographical coverage and infrequent production of gender-disaggregated data limit our ability to measure and monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. With support through a ‘Big Data for Gender Challenge’ Award from the Data2X, an initiative of the UN Foundation, a project led by Ridhi Kashyap in the Department of Sociology in collaboration with the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) has been exploring how big data innovations can help with measuring and ‘nowcasting’ global gender inequalities.

Part-Time MSc in Sociology now open for applications!
01 Dec 2017

Are you interested in pursuing the MSc in Sociology, but can't commit to full-time study?  Take a look at the part-time MSc - the same course of study, spread over two years.

Professorship of Sociology
20 Nov 2017

The Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, in association with Nuffield College, is looking for a senior scholar of international distinction with an outstanding record of research publications in the discipline of sociology.
The applicant can be working within any subject area of sociology.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Monday January 15 2018.

How Theresa May lost her majority and how Scots have kept the Tories in government
09 Jun 2017

Dr Stephen Fisher comments on last night's General Election results.

Oxford Sociology Top in Europe
08 Jun 2017

Oxford is top Sociology department in Europe for the third consecutive year.

Africa's Twins at Risk
02 Jun 2017

Researchers have discovered that one-fifth of twins in sub-Saharan Africa die before the age of five in what is thought to be the first comprehensive study to track the development of twin mortality in that part of the world.

Professor Melinda Mills keynote speaker at ISA RC28 (Social Stratification and Mobility): Spring Meeting 2017, University of Cologne
27 Apr 2017

Professor Melinda Mills gave a keynote at the ISA RC28 (Social Stratification and Mobility) Spring Meeting 2017 at the University of Cologne.

Richard Breen on 'Gaps in Educational Attainment'
20 Apr 2017

Richard Breen talks about 'Gaps in Educational Attainment' in this youtube clip.

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