A writing competition held by the Economic and Social Research Council asked PhD students to look 50 years into the future. Here are the winning pieces

Ignorant as I am, I don’t think I’d ever fully appreciated the breadth of disciplines involved in social science until I was asked to help judge the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) writing competition this year.

Held in conjunction with academic publisher Sage, and celebrating the ESRC’s 50th anniversary, the competition invited ESRC-funded PhD students from across the UK to use their creative and analytical skills and write a prediction of impact the social sciences and current research will have in 2065.

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