New students
06 Oct 2014

A warm welcome to all new students in the Department. We very much hope you enjoy your time at Oxford.! Induction starts Monday 6th of October at 10 AM, Manor Road Building


Scotland’s ‘No’ Vote: A Loss for Pollsters and a Win for Betting Markets
22 Sep 2014

A New York Times article titled Scotland’s ‘No’ Vote: A Loss for Pollsters and a Win for Betting Markets referred to Professor Stephen Fisher's analysis of the Scottish Referendum with particular reference to his blog post How accurate will the Scottish independence referendum polls be?

Washington Post features research on Egyptian protest
07 Apr 2014


Neil Ketchley (a doctoral student at LSE) and Dr Michael Biggs have collaborated on an online survey of Egyptians protesting against the coup. They discuss preliminary results in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog: 'What is the Egyptian anti-coup movement protesting for?'


Prof Federico Varese gives evidence to Italian Parliament
01 Apr 2014

On Monday the 31st of March, Prof Federico Varese gave evidence in front of the Anti-Mafia Commission of the Italian Parliament via video link. The issues discussed related to the fight against organized crime in Europe and the upcoming Presidency of Italy of the European Union. His testimony will be transcribed and enter the official record of the Italian Parliament.

Smarter People Trust More
27 Mar 2014

A recently published findings by DPhil Candidate Noah Carl and Professor Francesco Billari has been featured in a number of news outlets this week, including Forbes and the Atlantic. Their research has found that people who ranked higher in 'generalised trust' also scored more highly on verbal ability and question comprehension. The findings come from analysis of the General Social Survey in the United States.

Dr Stephen Fisher discusses predictions for 2015 election on BBC's Daily Politics & Sunday Politics
21 Mar 2014

Dr Stephen Fisher was interviewed today by BBC's Daily Politics and Sunday Politics on a segment on the 2015 election results: bookmaker vs political sociologist.

Heath profile in British Academy Review
14 Mar 2014

The British Academy Review (February 2014) includes a profile of Emeritus Professor of Sociology Anthony Heath.

Mauttarak (DPhil) and Heath's worked featured in Economist
07 Feb 2014

Dr Raya Mauttarak (Associate Member and DPhil 2008) and Emeritus Professor Anthony Heath's research on intermarriage amoung ethnic groups in Britain is featured in the Economist.

Dr Neli Demireva and Anthony Heath study on community cohesion in the UK featured in the Independent
03 Feb 2014

 Dr Neli Demireva and Anthony Heath's study on community cohesion in the UK shows how diversity within neighbourhoods helps ethnic minorities better identify with the UK.

Jonathan Gershuny Interviewed by BBC Oct. 2013
17 Oct 2013

Professor Jonathan Gershuny is interviewed on BBC Radio 4, on Saturday 19th October at 20:00.

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