The BISR plays an active role in promoting social research to a wide range of people within London. We foster cross-disciplinary debate, critical thinking and the stimulation of new research agendas on important social issues. Our activities include seminars, conferences, symposia, thematic working groups and other academic events related to members’ core interests. We organise workshops and seminars that contribute to extending and enhancing methodological expertise and innovation in social research. Recordings of many of our events are available as podcasts, ensuring that many thousands of people who are not able to attend can experience some of the vibrancy of academic life at Birkbeck.
The BISR organises keynote lectures, colloquia, methods seminars, skills training and film screenings. Many of our events are free and open to the public.