Cambridge is one of the world’s leading centres for teaching and research in sociology.
Some of the best-known figures in British sociology – including Anthony Giddens, Michael Mann, John Goldthorpe, David Lockwood and Michael Young – have been part of Cambridge's sociology community, and some of the most distinguished names of sociology have lectured here.
Cambridge sociology has always existed within an interdisciplinary context, it has also maintained a distinctive profile as a centre of excellence for outstanding work in social theory and empirical sociological research.
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The Black British Voices Project (BBVP) is the first study of its kind — designed to investigate a significantly neglected area of contemporary British society, namely the evolution of Black British identities.
lgbtQ+@cam is a new programme launched by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2018 to promote research, outreach and network building related to queer, trans and sexuality studies at the University of Cambridge.
The School of the Humanities and Social Sciences is concerned with human behaviour, its history and continuing development through the study of archaeology, anthropology, politics and international studies, sociology, economics, history, the philosophy of science, law, criminology and land economy. Notable alumni include John Maynard Keynes, Eric Hobsbawm, Simon Schama and Siegfried Sassoon.