Festival of Social Sciences

The ESRC Festival of Social Science is an annual celebration of the social sciences and a key element of ESRC’s commitment to promote awareness of UK social science research to new audiences. This year the festival will be held from 1-30 November 2021 and will feature exciting and creative events, 12 of which will be run by UoS Academics.

The events shaping our world, from climate change to Brexit and coronavirus, to geopolitical tensions and civic protests, reveal how social science is more important than ever to understanding the world. From big ideas to the most detailed observations, social science affects us all every day – at work, in school, when raising children, within our communities, from the personal and local, to the national and global level. The ESRC Festival of Social Science offers a fascinating insight into some of the country’s leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives – both now and in the future. Discover how it shapes public policy and contributes to making the economy more competitive, as well as giving people a better understanding of 21st-century society.

2021 will be the 19th Festival of Social Science and the 3rd year the University of Southampton has taken part. There will be a mixture of virtual and face-to-face events, which will allow everyone to take part in and hear about social science research. For more information and to book onto events, please visit the website: https://esrcfestivalofsocialsciencesouthampton.org/