News from 2013

November

Can ancient philosophy of Stoicism help us to lead better and happier lives?

Philosophers from the University of Exeter and Birkbeck, University of London, and psychotherapists are calling on people to live like a Stoic for a week, from 25 November – 1 December 2013.

October

Genetics and the Sociology of Identity

23 October 2013
A special issue of The British Journal of Sociology on Genetics and the Sociology of Identity, edited by Dr Christine Hauskeller, a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Exeter, with Dr Steve Sturdy (Edinburgh) and Dr Richard Tutton (Lancaster), is now available online.

Practical guide to ethical research issues, a new book by Hannah Farrimond

17 October 2013
Doing Ethical Research, a new book by University of Exeter Sociology Lecturer Dr Hannah Farrimond, offers advice on how to negotiate ethical considerations at each stage of a research project.

Exeter part of £19.5 million overhaul of quantitative social science training

The University of Exeter is one of 15 universities across the UK to benefit from the £19.5 million award to overhaul teaching in the social sciences.

August

UK children less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

New research suggests that children are far less likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the UK than they are in the USA.

Anthropology at Exeter selected to host the Association of Social Anthropologists Annual Conference in 2015

26 August 2013
Excellent opportunity for students to meet a wide range of international anthropological experts.

Exeter at the forefront of Anthropology teaching

23 August 2013
Anthropology at Exeter wins 2013 Association of Social Anthropologists/Higher Education Authority Award for Excellence in Teaching Anthropology.

SPA researcher’s €1m grant success

20 August 2013
One of SPA’s early career academics is celebrating receiving a European Grant worth more than €1m to explore the ways in which data-intensive science will change research in the digital age.

July

€6.3m European Research Council success for Exeter five

Five early career academics from the University of Exeter are celebrating receiving European Grants worth a total of €6.3 million.

June

Exeter Sociology firmly in the Top Ten

5 June 2013
Exeter Sociology climbed up two places in the recent Complete University Guide and is now ranked sixth out of 93.

March

Listen up! Exeter on form in BBC Radio 4 quiz

On Monday 1 April, a team of academics and students from the University of Exeter will be pitting their wits against each other on BBC Radio 4’s lively quiz show, The 3rd Degree.

New online undergraduate journal launches

22 March 2013
A new online undergraduate journal entitled “Pragmatism Tomorrow” has gone live, providing a new digital resource for pragmatism scholars and other professional philosophers worldwide.

February

£5 million to expand knowledge on human health, life and space

Grants totalling more than £5 million will allow world-class researchers at the University of Exeter to push the boundaries of knowledge in ground-breaking five year projects.

January

BBC quiz show recording at University

It will be ‘fingers on buzzers’ at the University of Exeter on Wednesday 30 January as students and lecturers prepare for the arrival of BBC Radio 4’s lively quiz show, The 3rd Degree.

New book from Egenis researcher

21 January 2013
Lecturer Hannah Farrimond is the author of a new textbook.

Exeter professor wins British Journal of Sociology Prize

14 January 2013
University of Exeter Professor of Sociology and Philosophy Anthony King has been awarded the 2012 British Journal of Philosophy (BJS) prize for his article “The Afghan War and ‘postmodern’ memory: commemoration and the dead of Helmund”.

Egenis €1.95m ERC research award

14 January 2013
Director of Egenis and Professor of Philosophy John Dupré has secured European Research Council (ERC) funding for a five year research project entitled “A Process Ontology for Contemporary Biology”.