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Adrian Currie’s Rock, Bone and Ruin: An Optimist’s Guide to the Historical Sciences is a systematic philosophical examination of how scientists generate knowledge of the deep past.
A University of Exeter sociologist who has had a leading role in managing longitudinal studies which give vital information about the wellbeing of the nation has been awarded CBE in the New Year’s Honours list.
Professor Leonelli has been elected to the International Academy of Philosophy of Sciences and the European Philosophy of Science Association.
Professor Molyneux-Hodgson has been elected as the inaugural President of the newly formed European Research Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities research to ionising radiation SHARE.
The NHS and health services worldwide need to develop policies on when patients should be “re-contacted” about faulty genes, as the current lack of guidance creates a dilemma for health services, experts have warned.
Autistic adults have created beautiful animations as part of a project that highlights their creativity and different ways of thinking.
What can we hear if we stop and listen to the zoo? Does this change our experience of the animals we visit? Which species and what aspects of their behaviour come to the fore and what do we learn as a result?
A panel of alumni from the College of Social Sciences and International Studies attended an Exeter Scholars event, answering questions posed by Year 12 students on this prestigious programme, followed by a round table networking session.
Autism enhances characteristics such as loyalty and focus which help those with the condition at work and in their relationships with others, experts have found.
The winning student from the University of Exeter was presented with the Thomas Clarkson Gold Medal at The Global Undergraduate Summit in Dublin, Ireland.
University of Exeter academic and partners train Polish torture prevention monitors in monitoring and documenting use of Taser, weapons and restraints
Enhancing the independent monitoring and documenting of the use of weapons and restraints in law enforcement activities was the focus of a capacity-building event for Polish torture prevention monitors on 30 October 2018 in Warsaw.
“Ongoing nervousness” about the use of e-cigarettes in stop-smoking services can be a “significant” barrier to people finding support, research revealed during “Stoptober” shows.
On Wednesday 12 September, a panel of alumni from the College of Social Sciences and International Studies attended an Exeter Scholars event, answering questions posed by Year 13 students on this prestigious programme, followed by a networking session.
On 20 - 21 October 2018, the EASE (Exeter Anthrozoology as Symbiotic Ethics) working group will be hosting the conference ‘Taking HBCA from Principles to Practice’, organised by Human Behaviour Change for Animals (HBCA)
The EASE (Exeter Anthrozoology as Symbiotic Ethics) working group from the University of Exeter’s Sociology, Philosophy & Anthropology department
A University of Exeter expert has been elected as a fellow of the prestigious British Academy for her research on the therapeutic value of music making.
Her book Data-Centric Biology: A Philosophical Study, is praised by Selectors as "a ground-breaking, richly interdisciplinary and scientifically-engaged study that productively reframes philosophical conceptions of data".
Congratulations to Professor John Dupré, who will serve a two-year term.
University of Exeter academic honoured for research shaping new national data on police use of force
A University of Exeter expert’s work on a new national reporting system on the use of force for all 43 police forces in England and Wales has earned her a major award.
Dr Iza Kavedžija reviews a recent Nuffield Trust report that claimed: "England could learn lessons from Japan to address social care crisis".
A two-day discussion about ways of recording, evaluating and comparing information about deaths following police uses of force around the world.
The event was hosted by Egenis, The Centre for the Study of Life Sciences and the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
Evolved masculine and feminine behaviour can be inherited from social environment – not just from genes
The different ways men and women behave, passed down from generation to generation, can be inherited from our social environment – not just from genes, experts have suggested.
Dr Sabina Leonelli is helping to boost the amount of science research in Europe which will be openly available for all to read without charge.
One of the UK’s leading social scientists is joining the University of Exeter from her previous post as Chief Executive of the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC).
Listening to five minutes of West African or Indian pop music can give the listener more positive attitudes towards those cultures, research from the Universities of Oxford and Exeter has found.
Great philosophical questions such as ‘What is art?’ and ‘Should you always tell the truth?’, are being debated by Exeter primary school children, with the help of University of Exeter philosophers.
For decades the “father of genetics” Gregor Mendel has been portrayed as living an isolated, monk-like existence, cut off from society.
On Saturday 3 December, the University of Exeter welcomed a senior delegation from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).
University of Exeter social sciences students have been successful in an academic competition referred to as the “junior Nobel Prize”.
New methods of genome editing which could increase food production rates in farmed animals require urgent ethical scrutiny, according to a University of Exeter expert.
Suspected drunks trying to get into pubs and clubs in Weymouth could be breathalysed and refused entry from Friday 16 September.
University of Exeter experts will collect large amounts of propaganda put on the internet by Islamic State terrorists in real time to understand how it radicalises people.
The Annual Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference 2016: “Moral Enhancement”. University of Exeter, 7-8 July 2016.
The annual Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference is taking place this year at the University of Exeter, with the topic of moral enhancement.
This project will work across the spectrum of disability, working closely with communities and organisations, and it will seek to enhance agency and challenge discriminatory and excluding practices
Published in 'Sociology': a review of Steve Fuller and Veronika Lipinska’s 'The Proactionary Imperative: A Foundation for Transhumanism'.
The University of Exeter has strengthened its position as being among the very best universities in the world for Social Sciences.
In just over a year, five MA Anthrozoology students have published articles based on the work they conducted during the course in high-standard peer-reviewed journals.
Sociology at the University of Exeter has increased its position in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 rankings. It is now ranked in the top 5 – 3rd in the UK for Sociology, an increase of 10 places over the last year.
In its first appearance in the Complete University Guide 2016, the University of Exeter ranked 6th in the country for Anthropology.
Professor John Dupré, Director of the Egenis research centre, has been appointed to a new genome editing working group established by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.
SPA postgraduate organises an Experts Meeting to discuss the use of the electric-shock weapon the TASER™ in the UK.
Abi Dymond, researching Security, Conflict and Justice, worked with her supervisors at Exeter, Professor Brian Rappert, and the University of Bristol, as well as with the Criminal Justice Centre at Queen Mary, University of London and with colleagues at the South West Doctoral Training Centre, to bring together a wide range of participants.
We are now looking to recruit mentors to be a part of the scheme starting in Fresher’s Week 2015.
Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology celebrates notable Research Excellence Framework (REF) success.
The department has been ranked in the top 10 units for Sociology in the UK in the UK government’s Research Excellence Framework (REF), 2014.
Slum settlements have a strong visual identity. We are used to seeing TV footage of densely packed, ramshackle homes squeezed onto strips of land in inner cities. Dr Tom Rice – a sound anthropologist at The University of Exeter – takes an alternative perspective and explores what a slum sounds like and how this embodies and reflects the local culture.