The ESRC PUS New Opportunities Programme

The Public Understanding of Science was an ESRC New Opportunities Programme. New Opportunities Programmes provide resources to build on previous investments in the social sciences where ESRC believes there are both policy needs for knowledge and a knowledge base that can usefully enhanced by a short-term concentration of effort.

The Programme on Public Understanding of Science ran from February 1998 to April 1999. Its Coordinators were Professor Alan Irwin (Brunel University) and Peter Healey (SPSG) who can be contacted direct about any aspect of the programme.

Although the links below are to archived material, the New Opportunities Programme was the point of origin for the current ESRC Science in Society Research Programme and the SPSG Science and Society Forum.