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How free trade can make you fat
20 Jul 2017

‘The North American Free Trade Agreement may have dramatically changed the Canadian diet by boosting consumption of high-fructose corn syrup’, a new study by DPhil student Pepita Barlow suggests.

Generational and class gaps in attitudes on fees, polling finds
20 Jul 2017

Tuition fees rank marginally above animal rights on list of voting priorities – but young people assign higher importance. Steve Fisher helps the Times Higher Education to sort through the polling data.

Sociogentics research featured in BSA Network
11 Jul 2017

‘Genetics research: not in our nature?’ looks at the work of Professor Melinda Mills and her team working on the Sociogenome, SOCGEN and Wellcome Trust projects – calling it ‘the latest in the nature-nurture debate’.

Why do people remain childless?
05 Jul 2017

New study by Melinda Mills and Felix Tropf finds genetic sexual dimorphism may explain childlessness.

Destitution is back. And we can’t just ignore it
05 Jul 2017

More than a million people in the UK experienced destitution in 2015 and those most likely to face it are unsurprisingly those hardest hit by welfare cuts.

Class and eating: Family meals in Britain by Ewa Jarosz
28 Jun 2017

Ewa Jarosz, Research Officer at the Centre for Time Use Research, discusses social differentiation in eating patterns in Britain in her new paper in Appetite, Vol 116.

Congratulations to Ridhi Kashyap on her successful completion of the DPhil in Sociology
27 Jun 2017

Ridhi Kashyap successfully completed her DPhil, titled ‘The Dynamics of Prenatal Sex Selection and Excess Female Child Mortality in Contexts with Son Preference’.

Speed Data: Why the Remain vote swung sharply—while Leave voters stayed put
26 Jun 2017

8th June defied expectations—and unfolded in very different ways in different kinds of seats – Steve Fisher explains in Prospect magazine.

Divorce falls to lowest levels for 45 years
22 Jun 2017

Professor Christiaan Monden speaks to the Financial Times about changes in the patterns of marriage and divorce.

Congratulations to Jun Han on his successful completion of the DPhil in Sociology
20 Jun 2017

Jun Han successfully completed his DPhil, titled 'Social Marketisation and Policy Change in China', under the supervision of Professor Takehiko Kariya.

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