Picture of the week: The evolution of www.esrc.ac.uk

This week we launched our new ESRC website, alongside a new standalone site for our archived Research Catalogue.

Our last website revamp was in 2011, and this time we have harmonised with our sister councils so that we are all now on the same platform.

Here’s a nostalgic look back at some of the previous versions of the ESRC website from 1998, 2007, 2009 and 2015…

Picture of the week: Society Now

Society Now is our regular magazine, bringing the latest and most topical social science research to key opinion formers in business, government and the voluntary sector. It is published three times a year and highlights research by the UK’s leading social scientists. Society Now demonstrates how social science research can contribute to better policymaking and, ultimately, a better society.

Keep a look out for the latest issue which will be landing on your mats this week.

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Picture of the Week: Britain in…

Britain in…, is the ESRC’s annual flagship magazine. Britain in 2015 showcases the breadth of research that we fund through 132 pages of news, opinions and features from influential academics, journalists and opinion-formers. It covers a range of social science issues important for the public, politicians, policymakers and the media.

Introducing our new blog

Jacky Clake, Head of Communications at ESRC


I’m delighted to introduce you to our new blog. We will use the blog to share thoughts, opinions and knowledge of the ESRC and social science issues and activities. We also want to give you a chance to get to know some of our staff and the work that we do, along with the research that we fund. We’re particularly pleased to launch the blog during our 50th anniversary year.

The blog will feature posts from a variety of contributors, including our Chief Executive, Directors, staff and guest experts from outside ESRC. It will also provide an opportunity for our researchers to comment on topical issues, latest research and activities.

We look forward to an open and engaging relationship with our readers. We don’t want the blog to be a one-way street and we encourage you to engage with the content and contributors by providing comments or by discussing the blog posts. Please read our blog comments policy. You can also be part of the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

If you have an idea for a blog post please contact blog@esrc.ac.uk or see our contribute page.