Picture of the week: ESRC in the 80s

In 1980, ESRC celebrated its 15th anniversary. The ESRC (or SSRC as it was still known), had a tumultuous start to the decade. The British economy was in crisis and this had a knock-on effect on public spending. Budgets were cut and the 1980/81 Annual Report said that changes were taking place in ‘a cold climate financially for the academic world.’
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