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Prof Anthony Heath's Research Findings Cited in the Guardian Blog
16 Jun 2014

Prof Anthony Heath attended an event at the House of Lords on June 12th, 2014 and his research findings were cited in the Guardian Datablog

Prof Jonathan Gershuny gives speech at House of Lords
11 Jun 2014

Prof Jonathan Gershuny delivered a speech at House of Lord party for ISER' 25 anniversary on June 11th, 2014.

Programmes application deadline - Friday 30th May 2014
27 May 2014

All programmes will be closed to applications with effect from Friday 30th May 2014

CTUR post-industrial work and leisure research attracts international media interest
19 May 2014

 Rich, well-educated men and women are working much longer hours than those on low incomes, according to a new working paper by the Centre for Time Use Research (CTUR) at the University of Oxford.

Rima Majed (DPhil candidate) appointed to Qatar University
08 May 2014

 

Qatar University has appointed Rima Majed to an Assistant Professorship in Sociology, which she will take up in September 2014. Her thesis, supervised by Dr Michael Biggs, is titled 'From Political Protest to Sectarian Violence: The Case of the Sunni-Shiite Split in Lebanon.'

 

18th Aage Sørensen Memorial Conference to take place in Oxford April 9-12
07 Mar 2014

The 18th Annual Aage Sørensen Memorial Conference will be hosted by the University of Oxford and Nuffield College from the 9th to the 12th of April, 2014. In line with previous editions of the event, this year’s conference invites graduate students from the three founding institutions Stockholm University, Harvard University, and the University of Oxford, as well as from Columbia University, Princeton University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to present and discuss each other’s work in Oxford. The Aage Sørensen Memorial Conference provides a warm and welcoming environment for talented junior researchers in sociology to receive feedback from their peers. It is also a great opportunity to make friends and build contacts that, as past experience has shown, often last well into the future.
The conference is open to everyone interested. The presentations take place in the Clay Room at Nuffield College.

Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research
20 Feb 2014

The Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research

25-29 august 2014 - VU University Amsterdam - The Netherlands

The Summer School is open to PhD students, research master students and post-doctoral fellows from demography, epidemiology and quantitative sociology who are interested in life course research. A basic requirement is an undergraduate degree in a social or biological discipline and master training which included quantitative data analysis.

£6 Million Research Grants for Time-use Research in Oxford.
28 Nov 2013

The Centre for Time Use Research (CTUR) in Oxford University’s Sociology Department has won two major research grants, from the European Research Council (ERC) and the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The Centre is internationally recognized for research using surveys of individuals’, households’ and societies’ patterns of time-use, and supplies data and other resources to the international research community. It is the home of the Multinational Time Use Study (MTUS), the largest collection of harmonised time-use data in the world, including 65 surveys, and more than three-quarters of a million diary-days, for 21 countries, covering the last 50 years.

 

Francesco Billari the keynote speaker at the EU 2013 Demography Forum
02 May 2013

Professor Francesco Billari, Head of the Department of Sociology, is a keynote speaker at the European Union 2013 Demography Forum.

Dr David Stuckler joins the department
19 Apr 2013

The Department of Sociology is very pleased to welcome two new staff members: Dr David Stuckler, an internationally renowned expert in global health and Dr Aaron Reeves, postdoctoral researcher with particular interests in public health, physical activity and social stratification.


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