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A bit more about Human Nature

A bit more about Human Nature

In the last blog I shared an update of what’s been happening over the last year or so for Human Nature, and the plans for this autumn.  This week, I want to tell you a bit more about what Human Nature does and why. At the core of Human Nature is a belief that...

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Looking back and looking forwards

Looking back and looking forwards

It’s been a while since I posted a blog, and we all know why!  The plan is that this will be the start of a more regular blog presence – hopefully more successful than the launch of the Weekly Read in February 2020... Here’s an update on some of the Human Nature work...

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

I write this knowing that I will likely get it wrong. But I have stayed silent in the past for fear of saying the wrong thing, and the events of the last few weeks, the murder of George Floyd and others before him, and the protests and conversations which have taken...

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What drives your interest in conservation social science?

What drives your interest in conservation social science?

This week we should have been running the first Human Nature course, our one day Introduction to Social Science. Instead, we are all at home, where we should be. There will be updates in the next few weeks about the courses available during 2020, but today I'm...

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Multiple Values of Nature, Conference reflections

Multiple Values of Nature, Conference reflections

Last week I attended the Multiple Values of Nature conference in Bristol, run by the British Ecological Society and their new journal People and Nature, together with the Valuing Nature Partnership. The two-day conference drew together around 140 people – scientists...

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The Weekly Read – week 2

The Weekly Read – week 2

Here’s the second installment of the Weekly Read, our blog which brings you a little bit of social science each week. Continuing last week’s theme of behaviour change, here is a paper which explores why society is slow to respond to the widely acknowledged ecological...

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Launching the Weekly Read

Launching the Weekly Read

Visitors to the website may have spotted that were quite keen on social science here at Human Nature. Social science is the exploration of people, their behaviours and interactions with each other and their surroundings, which is conducted through a diverse range of...

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Human Nature, a social enterprise

Human Nature, a social enterprise

It’s early days for Human Nature, and lots of things are bubbling away in the background. So far, one of the most frequent questions I’ve been asked is “what does social enterprise mean?”. For me, starting a business was always going to be about something more than...

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Taking the leap

Taking the leap

The roots of Human Nature come from my fascination with the natural world. As a child I would spend hours exploring our garden pond, a little pool full of snails, weed and frogs, with always a new discovery to be made. As I studied marine biology and coastal ecology...

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