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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.'


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.

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.

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