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So you’ve submitted your census form – what next?

In the last of our blogs for Census week, Edward Morgan, Head of Census Analysis Coordination at the Office for National Statistics shares, what next? My only regret from filling out my census form this week was the absence of any celebratory music following a click of the submit button. On reflection, a casual ‘thanks’ … More So you’ve submitted your census form – what next?

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The value of the Census: what can the data tell us?

In the next of our blog posts for Census week, we showcase recent research undertaken using Census data to explore the remarkable growth and stability of multi-ethnic neighbourhoods in England, by Dr Gemma Catney, Professor Richard Wright, and Professor Mark Ellis. The original article, posted in Geography Directions, can be accessed here. You can also … More The value of the Census: what can the data tell us?

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What will the 2021 Census tell us about life after COVID-19?

Where do you stand on the timing of the Census? Over the past few days we have shared a couple of blogs with contrasting views. Today, Prof Nicola Shelton looks into just what the 2021 Census may tell us in these turbulent times. Original article available here. When the 2021 census was first planned, we … More What will the 2021 Census tell us about life after COVID-19?

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Do we need a 2026 Census?

In today’s post for Census week, Prof Danny Dorling raises questions about the timing of the census: “a snapshot of a strange, unrepresentative time, an image of pandemic Britain”, do we need a 2026 Census? Original article published in The Observer, available online at The Guardian. If Borish Johnson is serious about levelling up, he … More Do we need a 2026 Census?

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Geography and the census

What can the census offer to geographers, and how does geography contribute to the census? Following on from yesterday’s blog on ‘why should you fill it in in?’, Professor David Martin asks what can the census offer to geographers, and how does geography contribute to the census? The original article, posted on Geography Directions, can … More Geography and the census

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2021 Census – why should you fill it in?

Researchers at the University of Liverpool’s Geographic Data Science Lab share this blog post on the census and why you should fill it in. Sunday 21st March marks a once-in-a-decade moment – the 2021 Census.  Why should you stand up and, quite literally, be counted? Happening every 10 years, the Census is a national survey completed by … More 2021 Census – why should you fill it in?

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CSA law and policy group: the Aarhus Convention and Citizen Science

This is the recording from earlier this month from a meeting of the Citizen Science Association (CSA) meeting of the law and policy working group which was dedicated to Aarhus convention and its relevance to citizen science. The main speakers in the session were Lea Shanley, who co-chair the group, Anna Berti Suman (check her … Continue reading CSA law and policy group: the Aarhus Convention and Citizen Science

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New paper: Exploring factors associated with participation in citizen science among UK museum visitors aged 40–60

The DITOs escalator was developed as part of the “Doing It Together Science” project and represent a conceptual framework that positions citizen science within the wider set of activities that we can consider as public engagement in science – from the act of reading an article about scientific discovery in a newspaper to developing your … Continue reading New paper: Exploring factors associated with participation in citizen science among UK museum visitors aged 40–60

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UCL Office of Open Science & Scholarship launch – citizen science webinar

This text and video is reblogged and edited from https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/open-access/2020/10/29/launch-week-summary/ Last week marked the launch of the UCL Office of Open Science & Scholarship which is part of the library at UCL. The office includes support for citizen science activities at UCL, and as such, marks an important milestone in the institutional support for such … Continue reading UCL Office of Open Science & Scholarship launch – citizen science webinar

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