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.
The festival is an opportunity for our researchers to engage with non-academic audiences, increasing awareness of the impact of social science on society and the economy. It is an opportunity for the audience to meet the researchers, engage in research activities and potentially influence research.
2021 was the 19th Festival of Social Science. There was a mix of virtual and face-to-face events, held across the UK, which allowed everyone to take part in and hear about social science research at the festival's many engaging events.
This year the festival had a focus on the environment to mark the UK's hosting of COP26.
The University has participated in the event since 2014.