The mission of the School is to tackle the most pressing global challenges of this century. Understanding how societies are structured, how they interact, how people behave and what motivates them is crucial to understanding how to chart a course to a better future.
- African Governance
- Ageing Populations
- Cyber Security
- Ethical Web and Data Architectures
- Future of Plastics
- Future of Work
- Global Development
- Illegal Wildlife Trade
- Inequality and Prosperity
- Informal Cities
- Misinformation, Science and Media
- Planetary Health
- Science & Society
- Technological & Economic Change
- Transboundary Resource Management
- Women’s Equality and Inequality
We need to stop the data economy, before humanity pays the ultimate price
If you've watched Netflix's documentary The Social Dilemma, you'll know that it paints a terrifying – and accurate – picture of the damage that digital technology is causing to individuals and societies.
Research emphasises need for COVID-19 vigilance in tight-knit communities
Small, close-knit communities are at high risk for rapid, intense COVID outbreaks, especially if they haven’t yet experienced outbreaks of COVID-19, shows a new study by the University of Oxford and Northeastern University, Boston.
Survival instincts for the planet: is human nature with us or against us?
Human nature is often blamed for many of the ills in society and politics, with seemingly devastating results. For example, the cognitive biases that we all share as human beings—such as overoptimism, loss aversion, or group bias—are argued to contribute to policy failures, crises, wars, and environmental ruin.
Reenergising antibiotic policy: hallmarks for a sustainable antibiotic future?
EU-Mercosur Trade Deal fails to meet sustainability criteria on human rights, ecosystems and climate
An international group of researchers has concluded that an upcoming trade agreement between the EU and Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay (the Mercosur bloc) fails across sustainability criteria.
Women’s Equality and Inequality to be addressed in new research programme
The Oxford Martin School has launched a new programme on Women’s Equality and Inequality, focused on social mobility and education.
Intergenerational wealth transfers drive inequality in Britain
This direct transmission of wealth across generations impacts directly on the extent of wealth inequality, concludes a report published today by researchers at the University of Oxford’s Department of Social Policy and Intervention and the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, supported by the Nuffield Foundation.
UK Soft Drink Industry Levy: impact on sugar in drinks, sales, economics and health - with Dr Peter Scarborough & Dr Linda Cobiac
28th October 2020: 4:00pm
Prof Chas Bountra and Prof Sir Charles Godfray in conversation: "Healthcare after the COVID-19 pandemic: the walls are coming down”
5th November 2020: 5:00pm
"Africa, capital flight and the bankers who help: evidence from the FinCEN files" a panel discussion with William Fitzgibbon, Augustin Armendariz, Taiwo Hassan Adebayo and Ricardo Soares de Oliveira
9th November 2020: 1:00pm
Prof Tim Schwanen and Dr Jennie Middleton in Conversation, chaired by Prof Jim Hall: "Re-imagining urban mobility after COVID-19"
12th November 2020: 5:00pm