Explore Social Policy  

Discover the themes, the research and the people in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh 


A cornerstone of a thriving research environment is the opportunity for discussion and debate. External speakers, as well as staff members, bring their work to the Social Policy Seminars throughout semesters 1 & 2. Research students have the opportunity to present their work at the Doctoral Seminar Series. Further seminars are occasionally presented by the subject area's research groups. Two prestigious lectures, the Seth Lecture and the Northern Scholars Lecture, also bring key academics in our field to Edinburgh during the year.

30 October, 2020

Contact tracing apps: gaining public trust, regulating platform power

Seminar: Online - details to follow
Speaker: Chris Yiu # Executive director of the Technology and Public Policy team at the Tony Blair’s Institute; Speaker: Rachel Neaman # Non-executive member of the Digital Leaders Advisory Board
15:30 (1 hour)
27 November, 2020

Role of public opinion in education reform

Seminar: Online - details to follow
Speaker: Prof. Marius Busemeyer # Konstanz university; Speaker: Dr. Niccolo Durazzi # University of Edinburgh
15:30 (1 hour)