The Sociology and Social Policy Section organised the following events for the 2018 British Science Festival:

Post-Brexit policy: what's the deal?

For better or worse, Brexit means government policy is undergoing the biggest upheaval in living memory. Many policies are likely to be reimagined, but will anyone ever ask whether they are working? Attendees joined panellists as they discussed waste crime, energy and farming policies post Brexit. 

What shapes your relationship to science?

Drawing on research with thousands of adults and young people, Louise Archer looked at what influences our feelings towards science. Attendees discovered the patterns of participation with science and learned what can be done to encourage more of us to see it as something that's 'for me'. 

President 2018: Professor Louise Archer, University College London
President 2017: Professor Gillian Bendelow, University of Brighton
President 2016: Dr. Mark Doidge, University of Brighton
President 2015: Dr. Emmanuelle Tulle, Glasgow Caledonian University
President 2014: Professor Jonathan Gabe,  Royal Holloway, University of London

Co-Recorder: Dr. Rob Meadows, University of Surrey
Co-Recorder: Dr. Emmanuelle Tulle, Glasgow Caledonian University
Dr Emmanuelle Tulle is a Reader in Sociology at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her research deals with lived and sensate ageing experiences to identify ways of enhancing the social and cultural location of older people via a focus on sport and physical activity in later life. She has investigated the factors which facilitate or inhibit the incorporation of physical activity into everyday life (focusing in part on the lessons that can be learnt from Master athletes), social and professional interactions in physical activity settings, the cultural meanings associated with being physically active and ‘sporty’. More recently, Emmanuelle turned her attention to the ‘discovery’ of sedentary behaviour as a public health problem.