Royal Society


People and the planet

The 21 st century is a critical period for people and the planet. The global population reached 7 billion during 2011 and the United Nations projections indicate that it will reach between 8 and 11 billion by 2050. Human impact on the Earth raises serious...
Audio presentation

Arts, humanities and social sciences: why should we care?

What do the arts, humanities and social sciences do for the UK? Are they a luxury we can no longer afford? Has the university sector grown too big? Are only science and engineering vital to our economy? In an attempt to answer these questions, the...