Economic & Social Research Council

Renewable energy needs more community power

An analysis of wind farm applications in England shows that rejection of wind energy projects is connected to areas with high political engagement and high life expectancy. The current trend shows that many technically suitable ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Energy & Green Tech
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Humanist funerals

Funeral directors need to be aware of the needs of non-religious people. A unique investigation into the subject funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) provides a snapshot of a defining aspect of life - ...

dateMay 16, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Lessons from the past can clarify banking crisis

Stricter regulation of the financial services sector is likely to result from the latest upheaval in national and global markets. It is being demanded by politicians of all parties while the Financial Services Authority, ...

dateNov 14, 2008 in Other
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Community support wins 'ghost'

Against a backdrop of stories about Britain's "broken society" there are examples of community action bringing positive changes. One recent example of such community spirit is in London where 'London Citizens' recently fought ...

dateNov 04, 2008 in Other
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What we mean when we ask for the milk

New research into the different ways that English and Polish people use language in everyday family situations can help members of each community to understand each other better and avoid cultural misunderstandings.

dateFeb 13, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Digital revolution bypassing UK education

Teaching and learning in the 21st century needs to be 'turbo-charged' by educational technology rather than using technologies designed for other purposes, according to a new report developed by the Technology-Enhanced Learning ...

dateJun 18, 2012 in Social Sciences
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South-East universities turn their knowledge into wealth

In these tough economic times, universities are under pressure to use their knowledge and discoveries to drive economic growth, but an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) study reveals that not all universities are ...

dateSep 07, 2011 in Other
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Engaging teachers means engaged students

To encourage and help teachers become more involved and enthusiastic about "inclusive teaching", the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recently funded an action research based project. Action research can be explained ...

dateJun 23, 2008 in Other
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