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'The World in 2065' winners

Monday 8 February 2016

You can read the 10 shortlisted entries to ‘The World in 2065’ Writing Competition which we ran in  partnership with SAGE. The competition invited ESRC-funded PhD students' to write their vision of the future.


One of the shortlisted entries came from Ian Quigg, a SEDTC Surrey Sociology Postgraduate Researcher.  His entry was entitled Keeping pace with the ‘perennial gale of competition.’ Congratulation to Ian on this impressive achievement!

To celebrate ESRC’s 50th anniversary and to encourage and recognise outstanding written skills among the next generation of social scientists, the ESRC launched an essay competition in partnership with SAGE. This challenged ESRC-funded PhD students to look towards the future and predict what big challenges society will be facing 50 years ahead in 2065 and how their own research may influence that future world. The ESRCinvited the writers to envisage how social science will provide vital evidence and insightful knowledge to address the profound issues envisioned, and improve

 An audio version of the winning entry is also available.