Complete List of UK Think Tanks

Below is an A-Z list of more than 100 UK think tanks. Included are details of each organisation’s website, ‘About’ page, jobs vacancies page and Twitter handle, where they have them.

For more details on all these organisations, and a complete guide to think tank life, check out my book Working for a Think Tank, now available on Amazon.

1 . Adam Smith Institute – The ASI

Website: www.adamsmith.org

About: www.adamsmith.org/about-the-asi/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/ASI

2 . Africa Research Institute – ARI

Website: www.africaresearchinstitute.org

About: www.africaresearchinstitute.org/about/

Jobs Page: www.africaresearchinstitute.org/jobs/

Twitter: twitter.com/AfricaResearch

3 . Bow Group

Website: www.bowgroup.org

About: www.bowgroup.org/content/welcome-bow-group

Jobs Page: www.bowgroup.org/content/careers

Twitter: twitter.com/bowgroup

4 . Bright Blue

Website: brightblue.org.uk/

About: brightblue.org.uk/index.php/about/what-is-bright-blue

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/wearebrightblue

5 . Bruges Group (The)

Website: www.brugesgroup.com/

About: www.brugesgroup.com/about/the-bruges-group

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/BrugesGroup

6 . Building and Social Housing Foundation – BSHF

Website: www.bshf.org/

About: www.bshf.org/about-bshf/

Jobs Page: www.bshf.org/about-bshf/vacancies/

Twitter: None

7 . Centre for Cities (The)

Website: www.centreforcities.org/

About: www.centreforcities.org/about/

Jobs Page: www.centreforcities.org/about/jobs-and-internships/

Twitter: twitter.com/CentreforCities

8 . Centre for Cross Border Studies – CCBS

Website: crossborder.ie/

About: crossborder.ie/about-us/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/CCBSCrossBorder

9 . Centre for Defence Studies (The) – CDS

Website: www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/warstudies/research/groups/cds/index.aspx

About: www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/warstudies/research/groups/cds/about.aspx

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/defenceresearch

10 . Centre for Economic Policy Research (The) – CEPR

Website: cepr.org/

About: cepr.org/about-cepr

Jobs Page: cepr.org/content/job-opportunities-research

Twitter: twitter.com/cepr_org

11 . Centre for Entrepreneurs (The) – CFE

Website: centreforentrepreneurs.org

About: centreforentrepreneurs.org

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/CfEntrepreneurs

12 . Centre for London

Website: centreforlondon.org/

About: centreforlondon.org/about-us/

Jobs Page: www.centreforlondon.org/about/jobs/

Twitter: twitter.com/centreforlondon

13 . Centre for Policy Studies (The) – CPS

Website: www.cps.org.uk/

About: www.cps.org.uk/about/

Jobs Page: www.cps.org.uk/get-involved/vacancies/

Twitter: twitter.com/CPSthinktank

14 . Centre for Social Justice (The) – CSJ

Website: www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk/

About: www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk/about/jobs

Twitter: twitter.com/csjthinktank

15 . Centre for Strategic Research and Analysis (The) – CESRAN

Website: cesran.org/

About: cesran.org/about-us

Jobs Page: cesran.org/volunteering-at-cesran-international

Twitter: twitter.com/cesran

16 . Chatham House – Royal Institute of International Affairs

Website: www.chathamhouse.org/

About: www.chathamhouse.org/About

Jobs Page: careers-chathamhouse.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1

Twitter: twitter.com/ChathamHouse

17 . CLES

Website: cles.org.uk/

About: cles.org.uk/about-cles/about-cles/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/CLESthinkdo

18 . Cobden Centre (The)

Website: www.cobdencentre.org/

About: www.cobdencentre.org/about/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/CobdenCentre

19 . Common Weal

Website: www.allofusfirst.org/

About: www.allofusfirst.org/what-is-common-weal/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/Common_Weal

20 . Compass

Website: www.compassonline.org.uk/

About: www.compassonline.org.uk/about/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/CompassOffice

21 . Constitution Unit (The)

Website: www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/

About: www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/aboutus

Jobs Page: www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/aboutus/opportunties

Twitter: twitter.com/ConUnit_UCL

22 . Cordoba Foundation (The) – TCF

Website: www.thecordobafoundation.com/

About: www.thecordobafoundation.com/about_us.php?load=20

Jobs Page: www.thecordobafoundation.com/about_us.php?load=6

Twitter: None

23 . David Hume Institute

Website: www.davidhumeinstitute.com/

About: www.davidhumeinstitute.com/about-us/what-we-do/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/dhimusings

24 . Defence Synergia – DS

Website: www.defencesynergia.co.uk/

About: www.defencesynergia.co.uk/about/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/DefenceSynergia

25 . Demos

Website: www.demos.co.uk/

About: www.demos.co.uk/about/

Jobs Page: www.demos.co.uk/about/jobs-internships/

Twitter: twitter.com/Demos

26 . Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (The) – DCDC

Website: www.gov.uk/government/groups/development-concepts-and-doctrine-centre

About: www.gov.uk/government/groups/development-concepts-and-doctrine-centre#what-we-do

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: None

27 . DotEveryone

Website: doteveryone.org.uk

About: doteveryone.org.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: dot-everyone.workable.com

Twitter: twitter.com/doteveryoneuk

28 . Education Foundation (The)

Website: www.ednfoundation.org/

About: www.ednfoundation.org/about-us/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/EdnFoundation

29 . Education Policy Institute – EPI

Website: epi.org.uk/

About: epi.org.uk/about/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/edupolicyinst

30 . Ekklesia

Website: www.ekklesia.co.uk/

About: www.ekklesia.co.uk/about

Jobs Page: www.ekklesia.co.uk/about/jobs

Twitter: twitter.com/Ekklesia_co_uk

31 . European Council on Foreign Relations – ECFR

Website: www.ecfr.eu/

About: www.ecfr.eu/about

Jobs Page: www.ecfr.eu/pages/jobs

Twitter: twitter.com/ecfr

32 . Fabian Society (The)

Website: www.fabians.org.uk/

About: www.fabians.org.uk/about/

Jobs Page: www.fabians.org.uk/about/recruitment/

Twitter: twitter.com/thefabians

33 . Food Foundation

Website: foodfoundation.org.uk/

About: foodfoundation.org.uk/about/

Jobs Page: foodfoundation.org.uk/contact/

Twitter: twitter.com/Food_Foundation

34 . Foreign Policy Centre (The) – FPC

Website: fpc.org.uk/

About: fpc.org.uk/about/

Jobs Page: fpc.org.uk/about/vacancies/

Twitter: twitter.com/FPCthinktank

35 . Global Warming Policy Foundation (The)

Website: www.thegwpf.org

About: www.thegwpf.org/who-we-are/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: None

36 . Gorwel

Website: www.gorwel.co/

About: www.gorwel.co/wordpress/?page_id=2

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/gorwel_wales

37 . Green Alliance

Website: www.green-alliance.org.uk

About: www.green-alliance.org.uk/about.php

Jobs Page: www.green-alliance.org.uk/vacancies.php

Twitter: twitter.com/greenallianceuk

38 . Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Website: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk/

About: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk/about/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/hlethinktank

39 . Hansard Society (The)

Website: www.hansardsociety.org.uk/

About: www.hansardsociety.org.uk/about/what-we-do

Jobs Page: www.hansardsociety.org.uk/about/job-opportunities

Twitter: twitter.com/HansardSociety

40 . Henry Jackson Society (The)

Website: henryjacksonsociety.org/

About: henryjacksonsociety.org/about-the-society/

Jobs Page: henryjacksonsociety.org/support-the-hjs/staff-vacancies/

Twitter: twitter.com/HJS_Org

41 . Human Security Centre (The) – HSC

Website: www.hscentre.org/

About: www.hscentre.org/about/

Jobs Page: www.hscentre.org/staff-2-2/vacancies

Twitter: twitter.com/HS_Centre

42 . Independent Transport Commission – ITC

Website: www.theitc.org.uk

About: www.theitc.org.uk/about-us/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: None

43 . Institute for European Enivronmental Policy – IEEP

Website: www.ieep.eu/

About: www.ieep.eu/about-us/about-ieep/

Jobs Page: www.ieep.eu/work-with-us/

Twitter: twitter.com/ieep_eu

44 . Institute for Fiscal Studies (The) – IFS

Website: www.ifs.org.uk

About: www.ifs.org.uk/about/

Jobs Page: www.ifs.org.uk/jobs

Twitter: twitter.com/TheIFS

45 . Institute for Government (The) – IfG

Website: www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk

About: www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/about-us/jobs/current-vacancies

Twitter: twitter.com/instituteforgov

46 . Institute for Jewish Policy Research – JPR

Website: www.jpr.org.uk/

About: www.jpr.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/jprinstitute

47 . Institute for Public Policy Research – IPPR

Website: www.ippr.org

About: www.ippr.org/about

Jobs Page: www.ippr.org/about/vacancies

Twitter: twitter.com/IPPR

48 . Institute for Strategic Dialogue (The) – ISD

Website: www.strategicdialogue.org/

About: www.strategicdialogue.org/about/

Jobs Page: www.strategicdialogue.org/current-vacancies/

Twitter: twitter.com/Institute4SD

49 . Institute for the Study of Civil Society (The) – CIVITAS

Website: civitas.org.uk/

About: civitas.org.uk/about-us/

Jobs Page: www.civitas.org.uk/contact-us/vacancies/

Twitter: twitter.com/Civitas_UK

50 . Institute of Economic Affairs (The) – IEA

Website: www.iea.org.uk

About: www.iea.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: www.iea.org.uk/about/jobs

Twitter: twitter.com/iealondon

51 . Institute of Race Relations (The) – IRR

Website: www.irr.org.uk/

About: www.irr.org.uk/about/

Jobs Page: www.irr.org.uk/about/vacancies/

Twitter: twitter.com/IRR_News

52 . Institute of Welsh Affairs – IWA

Website: www.iwa.wales

About: www.iwa.wales/about-us/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/iwa_wales

53 . Intergenerational Foundation (The) – IF

Website: www.if.org.uk

About: www.if.org.uk/about/about-if

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/inter_gen

54 . International Growth Centre (The) – IGC

Website: www.theigc.org

About: www.theigc.org/about/

Jobs Page: www.theigc.org/about/careers/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/The_IGC

55 . International Institute for Environment and Development – IIED

Website: www.iied.org

About: www.iied.org/about

Jobs Page: www.iied.org/jobs

Twitter: twitter.com/iied/

56 . International Institute for Strategic Studies (The) – IISS

Website: www.iiss.org/

About: www.iiss.org/en/about-s-us

Jobs Page: www.iiss.org/en/about-s-us/careers

Twitter: twitter.com/IISS_org

57 . International Longevity Centre – UK (The) – ILCUK

Website: www.ilcuk.org.uk/

About: www.ilcuk.org.uk/index.php/about

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/ILCUK

58 . IPPR North Manchester – IPPR

Website: www.ippr.org/north

About: None

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/IPPRNorth

59 . IPPR North Newcastle – IPPR

Website: www.ippr.org/north

About: None

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/IPPRNorth

60 . IPPR Scotland – IPPR

Website: www.ippr.org/scotland

About: None

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/IPPRScotland

61 . Jimmy Reid Foundation (The)

Website: reidfoundation.org/

About: reidfoundation.org/how-we-work/about-us/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/reidfoundation

62 . Joseph Rowntree Foundation (The) – JRF

Website: www.jrf.org.uk/

About: www.jrf.org.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: www.jrf.org.uk/jobs

Twitter: twitter.com/jrf_uk

63 . King’s Fund (The)

Website: www.kingsfund.org.uk/

About: www.kingsfund.org.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: www.kingsfund.org.uk/about-us/jobs

Twitter: twitter.com/thekingsfund

64 . Learning and Work Institute

Website: www.learningandwork.org.uk/

About: www.learningandwork.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us

Jobs Page: www.learningandwork.org.uk/what-we-do/work-us

Twitter: twitter.com/LearnWorkUK

65 . Legatum Institute (The)

Website: www.li.com

About: www.li.com/about/about-the-legatum-institute

Jobs Page: www.li.com/about/jobs

Twitter: twitter.com/LegatumInst

66 . Local Government Information Unit – LGiU

Website: www.lgiu.org.uk/

About: www.lgiu.org.uk/about-lgiu/

Jobs Page: www.lgiu.org.uk/2011/01/17/job-vacancies-at-lgiu

Twitter: twitter.com/LGiU

67 . Localis

Website: www.localis.org.uk/

About: www.localis.org.uk/about/

Jobs Page: www.w4mpjobs.org/

Twitter: twitter.com/localis

68 . LSE IDEAS

Website: www.lse.ac.uk/IDEAS/Home.aspx

About: www.lse.ac.uk/IDEAS/about/about.aspx

Jobs Page: www.lse.ac.uk/IDEAS/about/jobs/Jobs.aspx

Twitter: twitter.com/lseideas

69 . MigrationWatch UK

Website: www.migrationwatchuk.org/

About: www.migrationwatchuk.org/about-us

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/migrationwatch

70 . Money and Mental Health

Website: www.moneyandmentalhealth.org/

About: www.moneyandmentalhealth.org/

Jobs Page: www.moneyandmentalhealth.org/join-the-team/

Twitter: twitter.com/mmhpi

71 . National Institute of Economic and Social Research – NIESR

Website: www.niesr.ac.uk/

About: www.niesr.ac.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: www.niesr.ac.uk/job-vacancies

Twitter: twitter.com/NIESRorg

72 . Nesta

Website: www.nesta.org.uk/

About: www.nesta.org.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: www.nesta.org.uk/jobs

Twitter: twitter.com/nesta_uk

73 . New City Initiative – NCI

Website: www.newcityinitiative.org

About: www.newcityinitiative.org/who/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: www.twitter.com/NCityInitiative

74 . New Economics Foundation

Website: www.neweconomics.org/

About: www.neweconomics.org/pages/what-we-do

Jobs Page: neweconomics.org/work-with-us/

Twitter: twitter.com/NEF

75 . New Local Government Network – NLGN

Website: www.nlgn.org.uk

About: www.nlgn.org.uk/public/about-nlgn

Jobs Page: www.nlgn.org.uk/public/job-vacancies/

Twitter: twitter.com/nlgnthinktank

76 . New Philanthropy Capital – NPC

Website: www.thinknpc.org/

About: www.thinknpc.org/about-npc/

Jobs Page: www.thinknpc.org/about-npc/work-at-npc/

Twitter: twitter.com/NPCthinks

77 . New Policy Institute – NPI

Website: npi.org.uk

About: npi.org.uk/about/

Jobs Page: npi.org.uk/about/jobs-and-internships/

Twitter: twitter.com/npi_research

78 . Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Website: nuffieldbioethics.org

About: nuffieldbioethics.org/about/

Jobs Page: nuffieldbioethics.org/about/job-opportunities/

Twitter: twitter.com/Nuffbioethics

79 . Nuffield Trust (The)

Website: www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/

About: www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/about/job-vacancies

Twitter: twitter.com/nuffieldtrust

80 . Open Europe

Website: openeurope.org.uk/

About: openeurope.org.uk/today/vision/

Jobs Page: openeurope.org.uk/careers/

Twitter: twitter.com/OpenEurope

81 . Overseas Development Institute – ODI

Website: www.odi.org

About: www.odi.org/about

Jobs Page: jobs.odi.org.uk/Search.aspx

Twitter: twitter.com/ODIdev/

82 . Oxford Research Group – ORG

Website: www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/

About: www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/about

Jobs Page: www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/about/jobs

Twitter: twitter.com/orginfo

83 . Policy Connect

Website: www.policyconnect.org.uk/

About: www.policyconnect.org.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: www.policyconnect.org.uk/careers

Twitter: twitter.com/policy_connect

84 . Policy Exchange – PX

Website: www.policyexchange.org.uk

About: www.policyexchange.org.uk/about-us

Jobs Page: policyexchange.org.uk/opportunities/

Twitter: twitter.com/Policy_Exchange

85 . Policy Network

Website: www.policy-network.net

About: www.policy-network.net/content/342/about%20us

Jobs Page: www.policy-network.net/content/364/Vacancies

Twitter: twitter.com/policynetwork

86 . Policy Studies Institute – PSI

Website: www.psi.org.uk/

About: www.psi.org.uk/site/about_article/about_psi

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/psi_london

87 . Politeia

Website: www.politeia.co.uk/

About: www.politeia.co.uk/about-politeia

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/PoliteiaUK

88 . Progress

Website: www.progressonline.org.uk/

About: www.progressonline.org.uk/about-progress/

Jobs Page: www.progressonline.org.uk/about-progress/jobs/

Twitter: twitter.com/ProgressOnline

89 . Quilliam

Website: www.quilliaminternational.com/

About: www.quilliaminternational.com/about/

Jobs Page: www.quilliaminternational.com/about/careers/

Twitter: twitter.com/Quilliamint

90 . Radix

Website: radix.org.uk/

About: radix.org.uk/#About

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/Radix_UK

91 . RAND Europe

Website: www.rand.org/randeurope.html

About: www.rand.org/randeurope/about.html

Jobs Page: jobs.rand.org/psp/erprod/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

Twitter: twitter.com/RANDEurope

92 . Re-Define

Website: re-define.org/

About: re-define.org/about-us

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/ReDefineEurope

93 . Reform

Website: www.reform.uk/

About: www.reform.uk/about/directors-introduction/

Jobs Page: www.reform.uk/about/jobs/

Twitter: twitter.com/reformthinktank

94 . Reform Scotland

Website: reformscotland.com/

About: reformscotland.com/about/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/reformscotland

95 . Renewable Energy Foundation (The) – REF

Website: www.ref.org.uk

About: www.ref.org.uk/about-ref

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: None

96 . Resolution Foundation

Website: www.resolutionfoundation.org/

About: www.resolutionfoundation.org/about-us/mission/

Jobs Page: www.resolutionfoundation.org/about-us/opportunities/

Twitter: twitter.com/resfoundation

97 . ResPublica

Website: www.respublica.org.uk

About: www.respublica.org.uk/about-us/

Jobs Page: www.respublica.org.uk/jobs/

Twitter: twitter.com/res_publica

98 . Royal Air Force Centre for Air Power Studies – RAF CAPS

Website: www.airpowerstudies.co.uk/

About: www.airpowerstudies.co.uk/id7.html

Jobs Page: www.airpowerstudies.co.uk/id6.html

Twitter: None

99 . Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce – RSA

Website: www.thersa.org/

About: www.thersa.org/about-us

Jobs Page: www.thersa.org/about-us/Jobs

Twitter: twitter.com/thersaorg

100 . Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies – RUSI

Website: rusi.org

About: rusi.org/about-rusi

Jobs Page: rusi.org/inside-rusi/careers

Twitter: twitter.com/RUSI_org

101 . Scotland Institute (The)

Website: www.scotlandinstitute.com/

About: www.scotlandinstitute.com/about-us/the-institute

Jobs Page: www.scotlandinstitute.com/about-us/employment

Twitter: twitter.com/scotinstitute

102 . Scotland’s Futures Forum

Website: www.scotlandfutureforum.org/

About: www.scotlandfutureforum.org/index.php?id=55

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/ScotFutures

103 . Smith Institute (The)

Website: www.smith-institute.org.uk/

About: www.smith-institute.org.uk/about/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/smith_institute

104 . Social Affairs Unit (The) – SAU

Website: www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk/

About: www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk/about_us.php

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: None

105 . Social Market Foundation – SMF

Website: www.smf.co.uk/

About: www.smf.co.uk/about-us/

Jobs Page: www.smf.co.uk/about-us/#opportunities

Twitter: twitter.com/smfthinktank

106 . Southern Policy Centre

Website: southernpolicycentre.co.uk/

About: southernpolicycentre.co.uk/about/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/policysouth

107 . Sutton Trust (The)

Website: www.suttontrust.com/

About: www.suttontrust.com/about-us/us/

Jobs Page: www.suttontrust.com/about-us/recruitment/

Twitter: twitter.com/suttontrust

108 . Theos

Website: www.theosthinktank.co.uk/

About: www.theosthinktank.co.uk/home/about-theos

Jobs Page: www.theosthinktank.co.uk/home/internships-and-jobs

Twitter: twitter.com/theosthinktank

109 . Wilberforce Society (The)

Website: thewilberforcesociety.co.uk/

About: thewilberforcesociety.co.uk/about/

Jobs Page: None

Twitter: twitter.com/TWSCambridge

110 . Work Foundation (The)

Website: www.theworkfoundation.com

About: www.theworkfoundation.com/Aboutus

Jobs Page: www.theworkfoundation.com/Aboutus/Work-for-us

Twitter: twitter.com/workfoundation

111 . Young Foundation

Website: youngfoundation.org/

About: youngfoundation.org/about-us/

Jobs Page: youngfoundation.org/about-us/vacancies/

Twitter: twitter.com/the_young_fdn

112 . Z/Yen

Website: www.zyen.com/

About: www.zyen.com/who-we-do.html

Jobs Page: www.zyen.com/careers.html

Twitter: None

For more details on all these organisations, and a complete guide to think tank life, check out my book Working for a Think Tank, now available on Amazon.