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Professor Anne Kerr of the School of Sociology and Social Policy explores the debate surrounding NHS provision of treatment for infertility in an article published on The Guardian’s website on 20 November 2010. Read article Fertility: keeping the care in healthcare policy In a comment piece for Bionews, published in...

Randeep Ramesh interviewed the influential Leeds sociologist Zygmunt Bauman for an article for The Guardian on 3 November 2010. Read article The sociologist influencing Labour’s new generation

Professor Jason Ralph published an article in the Guardian on Tuesday 2nd November about the youngest of the Guantánamo detainees, Omar Khadr, who was sentenced to eight years in a maximum security prison for the killing of US special forces medic Christopher Speer. The charges against Khadr reflect US attempts...

The Leeds Social Science Institute is piloting a Placement Fellowship Scheme for social science researchers interested in working in a research capacity in a range of local organisations. The scheme encourages social science researchers to spend time within a partner organisation to undertake policy relevant research and to develop the...

In the plenary address of the 5th Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association working group on US foreign policy, Dr. Stefan Halper gives his thoughts on the challenges facing the Obama administration and the US socio-political landscape in the run up to the November 2010 mid-term elections. Click...

A new Institute dedicated to one of the most globally-celebrated social thinkers of our times will be launched at the University of Leeds this week. The Bauman Institute celebrates the life and work of Professor Zygmunt Bauman, who is known internationally for his work on consumerism, ethics, sociology and political...

Dr Shona Hunter from the School of Sociology and Social Policy, and Dr Rhiannon Turner from the Institute of Psychological Sciences, were each awarded, in open competition, an International Exchange Scholarship for early career researchers, funded by LSSI and WUN. They will each spend four weeks at the University of...

Funding has become available for ESSL to offer two further Undergraduate Research & Leadership Scholarships to current first year students. This is a two-year scholarship that aims to give successful applicants the opportunity to participate actively, working with a research team in a supervised research environment on an individual research...

The Academy of Social Sciences has conferred the title of Academician to Professor John Leach (Dean of the Faculty of ESSL). The award is for making a significant contribution to the social sciences and is by nomination and peer group review. John is one of 64 new Academicians drawn from...