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.

9 March, 2018

Evidence in Journalism: How reporting on policy really works

Seminar: Chrystal Macmillan Building Staff Room 6th Floor
Speaker: Henry Foy # Financial Times; Speaker: Julia Belgutay # Times Education Supplement/ZDF; Speaker: Kenneth Macdonald # BBC Scotland; Hosted by: Daniel Kenealy # University of Edinburgh
15:00 (3 hours)
23 March, 2018

What is the value of a university education?

Seminar: Hugh Robson Building Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Lord David Willetts # Chair, Resolution Foundation, and former UK minister for Universities and Science
15:00 (3 hours)