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Sidney Ball Memorial Lectures

The Sidney Ball Memorial Lectures were established after the First World War in memory of Sidney Ball who was a philosophy fellow at St John's College, Oxford. Sidney Ball was both a political radical and 'an energetic university reformer' concerned that contemporary social and economic problems should be studied at Oxford.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Why should we have trust in numbers? Making evidence more reliable, and empowering people to check it Professor David Spiegelhalter, , Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge delivers the annual Sidney Ball lecture at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford David Spiegelhalter 02 Nov 2017
2 Creative Commons Britain, Europe and Social Policy For the 2016 Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture, Professor Colin Crouch, Vice-President for Social Sciences, gives a talk on European social policies. Colin Crouch 11 Nov 2016
3 Anti-Deinstitutionalization and Anti-Institutionalization for Persons with Severe Mental Illnesses: Finding Common Ground The 2015 Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture, Anti-Deinstitutionalization and Anti-Institutionalization for Persons with Severe Mental Illnesses: Finding Common Ground, delivered by Dr Phyllis Solomon, University of Pennsylvania. Phyllis Solomon 18 Dec 2015
4 The Major Assumptions of Evidence-Based Policy: Bringing Empirical Evidence to Bear The Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture 2014 given by Professor Tom Cook. Tom Cook 04 Nov 2014
5 Creative Commons Speaking Truth to Power: Social Policy in Action - Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture 2013 The 2013 lecture 'Speaking Truth to Power: Social Policy in Action' delivered by Baroness Lister of Burtersett on 4th of December 2013 in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College. Ruth Lister, Chris Patten 17 Dec 2013
6 Creative Commons The Reform of the Welfare State and the Dynamics of People's Lives - Sydney Ball Memorial Lecture 2012 The 2012 lecture 'The Reform of the Welfare State and the Dynamics of People's Lives' delivered by Professor John Hills (London School of Economics) on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 5 p.m. in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College. John Hills 21 Nov 2012
7 Creative Commons Evidence-based Interventions in Juvenile Justice: Concepts, Research, Practice, and Frontiers Professor Mark Lipsey (Peabody Research Institute, Vanderbilt University) delivers the 2011 Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture. Mark Lipsey 24 Nov 2011
8 Life Chances and Early Childhood Investments 2010 Sidney Ball memorial Lecture given by Professor Gøsta Esping-Andersen at St Antony's College. Gøsta Esping-Andersen 08 Nov 2010
9 Early Childhood Poverty and Adult Attainment Professor Greg Duncan discusses the connections between poverty and child development, and suggests social policy strategies to improve the welfare of children in poverty. Greg Duncan 14 Apr 2009