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Beyond boundaries: research worth sharing

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the European Research Council (ERC), set up by the European Commission in 2007. The ERC funds exceptional individual scientists to carry out high-risk, high-gain research at the frontiers of knowledge. Over the last decade, Oxford Social Sciences have shown an outstanding track record of attracting significant ERC funding. This event celebrated the world-leading research and researchers supported by these grants. Reflecting the diversity of social sciences research at Oxford, the programme of talks encompassed wide and varied topics. Each of the speakers is the Principal Investigator leading at least one ERC award and their TED-style talks focus on powerful ideas generated and explored by their projects. This event was hosted by Professor Roger Goodman, Head of the Social Sciences Division and Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences, and organised by the Social Sciences Division’s Research and Impact Team.

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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 You know nothing about dogs, pigs or chickens! In Professor Greger Larson's short talk he unearths some new truths about the domestication of some familiar animal friends. Greger Larson 25 Apr 2017
2 Parenting, politics and petrol bombs: trying to reduce child abuse in Africa In her talk, Prof Lucie Cluver explores: can we really improve parent-child relationships, reduce child abuse and reduce poverty? Lucie Cluver 18 Apr 2017
3 Ten things you wish you didn’t know about elections (and what to do about them) In this talk, Prof Phil Howard explains how we are targeted and manipulated by social media and bots trying to influence voter behaviour. Philip Howard 18 Apr 2017
4 English landscapes and identities Prof Chris Gosden explains what his research tells us about regional developments and variations in English settlement and landscape changes over time. Chris Gosden 18 Apr 2017
5 Why immigration detention is a form of punishment In this talk Prof Mary Bosworth explores the daily experiences of the people held in immigration detention. Mary Bosworth 18 Apr 2017
6 Sociogenomics – when nature meets nurture In this short talk, Professor Melinda Mills introduces her work on the role of gene and gene-environment interaction on reproductive health Melinda Mills 12 Apr 2017