Another new year at the Philomathia Social Sciences Research Programme, University of Cambridge, brings with it a fresh slate of events and developments. Here is what’s going on around the programme during the autumn of 2016 and beyond:

University of CambridgeSymposium 2016 preparations continue

Preparations for Symposium 2016, first detailed here, continue to take shape. Registration for the event is now live and details can be found by visiting the Cambridge site, here.  Additionally, the confirmed programme of events can be found here (opens as a PDF).

The policy roundtable is a new addition to the Symposium schedule and organizers have some exciting contributors lined up, including Sir Roy Calne (Nobel prize winner for his pioneering work on liver transplantation) and George Freeman (an MP and Chair of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom’s policy board).

Outputs from 2016 Forum workshops available now

Each year, the Philomathia Forum consists of a series of events that work through and illuminate issues, united by an overarching theme. The forum events culminate in the annual Philomathia Symposium.

Web outputs from two of the three 2016 Forum workshops can now be found here. The third workshop on genomic medicine is running this month, so check back for some information from that.

The work resulting from these workshops forms the basis of the three Symposium panels, so these initial thoughts play a big role in contributing to the enlightening discourse of the symposium.

Call for proposals: Forum 2017

The Philomathia programme at Cambridge is now accepting proposals for the Philomathia Forum 2016-17.

This year’s events centre on the policy implications of issues around democracy, empowerment and exclusion – broadly conceived. Further details can be found here (opens as a PDF).