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Economic Social Research Council

Festival of Social Science

The annual event is a celebration of the social sciences and takes place across the UK via public debates, conferences, workshops, interactive seminars, film screenings, virtual exhibitions and much more. 2019 will be the seventeenth Festival of Social Science and each year the Festival has gone from strength to strength.

The Festival is designed to promote and increase awareness of social science and ESRC-funded research, enable social scientists to engage with non-academics and increase awareness of the contributions the social sciences make to the wellbeing and the economy of UK society. Events which are aimed primarily at academic audiences are not eligible to be part of the Festival or to receive sponsorship.

The Festival aims to:

  • encourage, support and create the opportunity for social science researchers to engage with non-academic audiences
  • promote and increase awareness of social science and ESRC-funded research
  • promote and increase awareness of the contributions social science makes to the wellbeing and the economy of UK society
  • enable the public to engage with social science research
  • engage with teachers and young people to raise their awareness of social science.

More information about the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2019 can be found on funder’s webpage.

The Festival will run again in 2020 - details will be posted nearer the time. 

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