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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.

    What Next for Social Policy

    What Next for Social Policy

    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.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Why should we have trust in numbers? Making evidence more reliable, and empowering people to check it

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

    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

    • 49 min
    Britain, Europe and Social Policy

    Britain, Europe and Social Policy

    For the 2016 Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture, Professor Colin Crouch, Vice-President for Social Sciences, gives a talk on European social policies. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Speaking Truth to Power: Social Policy in Action - Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture 2013

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

    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. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 58 min
    The Reform of the Welfare State and the Dynamics of People's Lives - Sydney Ball Memorial Lecture 2012

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

    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. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 58 min
    Evidence-based Interventions in Juvenile Justice: Concepts, Research, Practice, and Frontiers

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

    Professor Mark Lipsey (Peabody Research Institute, Vanderbilt University) delivers the 2011 Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 1 hr 6 min

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