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Durham University

Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS)

Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS)


  • to enable, develop and support world-leading interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange on how to produce scientific knowledge that can more effectively be put to use in policy and practice

  • to foster links with institutions with related concerns within the University, the UK and abroad

  • to train young researchers on how better to create and to join academic knowledge with practical needs

  • to make concrete contributions in targeted areas, which currently include climate science, economic modelling, evidence-based social and economic policy, public health and biomedical science

  • to understand better the role of values in science

  • to cooperate with other Durham Centres and Institutes on wider projects in which CHESS input and expertise can be of help

Contact CHESS

Department of Philosophy
Durham University
50 Old Elvet

Tel: 0191 334 6552
Fax: 0191 334 6551