Nancy Cartwright FBA FAcSS is Professor of Philosophy at Durham University and a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In the first half of her career at Stanford University she specialised in the philosophy of the natural sciences, especially physics; in the second half, at the London School of Economics and now Durham and UCSD, she has specialised in philosophy and methodology of the social sciences with special attention to economics. Her current research focusses on objectivity and evidence, especially for evidence-based policy.

She was married to the late Sir Stuart Hampshire. They have two daughters, Emily Ellsworth Hampshire Cartwright and Sophie Hampshire Cartwright and two granddaughters, Lucy EC Charlton and Tabitha Cartwright Spray.

Events in September

5-6 September

The Lauener symposium , Haus der Universität, Bern, Switzerland
Talk title: ‘The Argument Theory of Evidence: A Foundation for Voluntarism’
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24-25 September

Transforming the field: Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice, Nuffield Foundation, London
Panel and workshop, theme 3: Measuring, theorising and unpacking ‘use’ (Prof Kat Smith, Prof Nancy Cartwright, Prof Justin Parkhurst)