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The Sidney Ball Memorial Lectures were established after the First World War in memory of Sidney Ball who was a philosophy fellow at St John's College, Oxford. Sidney Ball was both a political radical and 'an energetic university reformer' concerned that contemporary social and economic problems should be studied at Oxford.

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The Sidney Ball Memorial Lectures were established after the First World War in memory of Sidney Ball who was a philosophy fellow at St John's College, Oxford. Sidney Ball was both a political radical and 'an energetic university reformer' concerned that contemporary social and economic problems should be studied at Oxford.

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Sidney Ball Memorial Lectures

Latest release on Nov 09, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: What Next for Social Policy

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Professor Fiona Williams explores how contemporary social movements – especially those around gender, race, migration, disability, austerity and the environment – pose material, political and ethical questions as to how we are to live our lives.

Nov 09 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #2: Why should we have trust in numbers? Making evidence more reliable, and empowering people to check it

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Professor David Spiegelhalter, , Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge delivers the annual Sidney Ball lecture at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

Nov 02 2017

49mins

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Rank #3: Britain, Europe and Social Policy

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For the 2016 Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture, Professor Colin Crouch, Vice-President for Social Sciences, gives a talk on European social policies.

Nov 11 2016

1hr 14mins

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Rank #4: Speaking Truth to Power: Social Policy in Action - Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture 2013

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The 2013 lecture 'Speaking Truth to Power: Social Policy in Action' delivered by Baroness Lister of Burtersett on 4th of December 2013 in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College. The Department of Social Policy and Intervention celebrates its Centenary this academic year. A major lecture, delivered by Baroness Lister of Burtersett and introduced by the Chancellor of the University, Lord Patten of Barnes.

Dec 17 2013

58mins

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Rank #5: The Reform of the Welfare State and the Dynamics of People's Lives - Sydney Ball Memorial Lecture 2012

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The 2012 lecture 'The Reform of the Welfare State and the Dynamics of People's Lives' delivered by Professor John Hills (London School of Economics) on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 5 p.m. in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St. Antony's College.

Nov 21 2012

58mins

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Rank #6: Evidence-based Interventions in Juvenile Justice: Concepts, Research, Practice, and Frontiers

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Professor Mark Lipsey (Peabody Research Institute, Vanderbilt University) delivers the 2011 Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture.

Nov 24 2011

1hr 6mins

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Rank #7: Life Chances and Early Childhood Investments

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2010 Sidney Ball memorial Lecture given by Professor Gøsta Esping-Andersen at St Antony's College.

Nov 08 2010

56mins

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Rank #8: Early Childhood Poverty and Adult Attainment

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Professor Greg Duncan discusses the connections between poverty and child development, and suggests social policy strategies to improve the welfare of children in poverty.

Apr 14 2009

44mins

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