The Institute for
Science, Innovation and Society
We conduct research, deliver teaching and formulate policy proposals on the implications of scientific and technological change in contemporary societies.
Scientific and technological changes are at the centre of transformations experienced by humanity in the 21st century. It is vital to anticipate, understand and influence these changes now. Cross-cutting interests include issues of emerging technology, infrastructure transition, governance and regulation, and the constitution of publics.
The Institute encompasses world-class capabilities (both scholarly and practical) and combines research, practice and education across multiple domains, from intellectual property rights in the life sciences to climate geoengineering governance.
Professor Steve Rayner (1953-2020)
The Oxford Martin School is deeply saddened by the death of Professor Steve Rayner, following a long illness.
Professor Steve Rayner announced as 2020 Paradigm Award winner
Professor Steve Rayner, James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization and Lead Researcher on three current Oxford Martin School programmes, has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Paradigm Award by the Breakthrough Institute.
Why you need to get involved in the geoengineering debate – now
Transparency and future-proofing needed on GM insects, say academics
Prof Christophe Fraser & Prof Oliver Pybus in conversation: "21st century technologies for tackling 21st century pandemics”
"Data work: the hidden talent and secret logic fuelling artificial intelligence" with Prof Gina Neff
Prof Susan Jebb and Prof Sir Charles Godfray in conversation: "Rethinking diet, weight and health policy in and after the COVID-19 pandemic"
Prof Tim Schwanen and Dr Jennie Middleton in Conversation, chaired by Prof Jim Hall: "Re-imagining urban mobility after COVID-19"
Uncertainty in times of medical emergency: Knowledge gaps and structural ignorance during the Brazilian Zika crisis
Define limits for temperature overshoot targets
Science and Technology Select Committee Report on Genetically Modified Insects
Missing the (question) mark? What is a turn to ontology?
Sharing and Exclusion in Global Health Drug Development
The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy