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Institute For Social Futures

Contact information

Type of addressPostal address
StreetLancaster University
BuildingCounty South
Postal codeLA1 4YB
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
  • Phone: 01524 510835

Organisation profile

Thinking futures is now widespread, fateful and problematic. Yet much futures research neglects the insights that social science, the arts and humanities, can offer. Lancaster’s Institute for Social Futures, co-directed by Professors John Urry and Linda Woodhead, works innovatively across disciplinary boundaries linking science, social science and humanities to examine what futures might develop within key domains of human/material activity.

The aim of the Institute for Social Futures is to improve thinking, visioning, analysis and data relating to futures. It will bring high-quality social science theory and research into productive relations with science, technology, health and management and through working with many external partners.