Helen Spriggs

Office and Membership Manager

Academy of Social Sciences

33 Finsbury Square
+44 (0) 20 7682 4662

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Academy of Social Sciences - UK

The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. Its mission is to promote social science in the United Kingdom for the public benefit. The Academy is composed of around 1000 individual Fellows, 41 Learned Societies, and a number of affiliate members, together representing nearly 90,000 social scientists. Fellows are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors. Most of the Learned Societies in the social sciences in the UK are represented within the Academy.


We promote research, publish learned material, distribute information, organise workshops and events, and contribute to public debates on issues affecting the social sciences. We also respond to Government and other consultations on behalf of the social science community, and sponsor a number of schemes that promote social science and enhance its value to society. Our focus is multidisciplinary and encompasses both theoretical and applied work.