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Economic, Social and Political Sciences

The state and social science: why does the British government support academic work in social science? Event

David Walker
14:30 - 15:30
6 February 2013
Building 54 room 4011 University of Southampton Highfield Campus

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Event details

An event by Chair of the ESRC Methods and Infrastructure Committee

David Walker is chair of the ESRC Methods and Infrastructure Committee and a member of the ESRC Council. He formerly chaired the Information Committee and is a member of its Future of the UK and Scotland Advisory Group.

David is a journalist by background, who began his career with The Times Higher Education Supplement and then became chief leader writer for The Independent and editor of the Guardian's Public magazine. He was managing director, communications and public reporting for the Audit Commission. David is also part time director of getstats, the Royal Statistical Society's outreach programme, a non-executive director of the CNWL NHS Foundation Trust and a trustee of the Franco-British Council.

Speaker information

David Walker,Chair of ESRC Methods and Infrastructure Committee,David's publications include ‘Sources Close to the Prime Minister’, with Peter Hennessy; ‘Media Made in California’, with Jeremy Tunstall and with Polly Toynbee ‘The Verdict - did Labour change Britain’ and Dogma and Disarray, ‘Cameron at half time’.

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