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.

Christina Fuhr's research on university students featured in THES
28 Aug 2013

The Times Higher Educational Supplement discusses research conducted by Christina Fuhr, who recently gained her DPhil from Oxford's Department of Sociology. Along with Natasha Warikoo of Harvard University, Fuhr investigated the experiences and attitudes of undergraduates at Oxford and Harvard. Their article is published in the British Educational Research Journal.

Francesco Billari and Stuart Basten's interview with the Wall Street Journal on the UK Birthrate
09 Aug 2013

The Office for National Statistics said there were 813,200 births in the U.K. in the year ended June 2012—the largest number since 1972. There were nearly that many births in the prior 12-month period.

Campana and Varese publish survey on "trust among gang members"
26 Jul 2013

Prof Federico Varese and Dr Paolo Campana, part of the ExtraLegal Governance Institute (ExLegi) have published a study in Rationality and Society on trust between gang members.

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