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
Mike Kendall, Joe Cartwright, Tom Kettlety & Steve Smith: "Between a rock and a wet place: putting carbon back into geological storage"
Sir John Armitt & Prof Jim Hall in conversation: "National infrastructure for the recovery and the long term"
"The stymieing effect of unresolved ethical issues on the conservation of biodiversity" with Prof John Vucetich
Henry Shue, Javier Lezaun, Thom Wetzer, Lavanya Rajamani and Steve Smith in Conversation: "Climate justice & achieving Net Zero"
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