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What Works Evidence Centres

The What Works Network includes the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the Educational Endowment Foundation as well as four new independent institutions funded by the Government and the ESRC. The four new research centres focus on: crime reduction, local economic growth, ageing better and early intervention. The centres are designed to build an evidence base around each of the subject areas, and to use the evidence to inform government decision making. 

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The challenges of experimental government’ seminar series

Nov 17, 2017

This seminar series is organised by the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge

Imagine2027

Nov 16, 2017

A programme of events focusing on imagined futures on a range of topics related to inequality from leading speakers.

Images of Care and Dying

Nov 06, 2017

Watch a new series of five seminars that explore the difficult feelings and dilemmas presented by end of life care that are felt in the lived experiences of clinicians.

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Upcoming events

Evidence is Not Enough: Towards a democratically legitimate role for evidence in health policymaking

Nov 24, 2017

Large Seminar Room, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge

Women in Politics

Nov 24, 2017

Jesus College, University of Cambridge

Choices in Public Policy: evidence, fairness and the art of the possible

Dec 04, 2017

Frankopan Lecture Hall, Jesus College Cambridge

Upcoming events

About Us

We aim to support public policy research across Cambridge University, working with colleagues in science, social science, the arts and humanities, to apply new thinking to public policy problems and promote research and analysis into the public policy process. We hope to connect and raise the profile of existing public policy related work across the University and support collaborative research that includes policy development in a range of subject areas. 

Contact us if you are interested in joining the initiative or would like to know more.