A key theme for the 2022 festival is ‘my local area’ so events will explore how social science research impacts on our community.
ESRC Festival of Social Science 2022 overview
26 October: How to tackle food crisis from a value chain perspective
26 October: Effective participation of vulnerable suspects in police interviews
31 October – 12 November: Processed in Plymouth: Convict transportation from the West Country 1778–1868
2 November: Accessing Legal Aid: the South West local dimensions
2 November: From Field to Plate – where does my dinner come from?
2 November: Supercharging the South West?
9 November: Strengthening partnerships with organisations and the public to tackle male violence against women and girls in Plymouth
9 November: The Justice Files Film Series – Episode 2: The Strange Case of the Snail in a Bottle
About the ESRC Festival of Social Science
- To encourage, support and create opportunities for social science researchers to engage with non-academic audiences
- To promote and increase awareness of the social sciences and ESRC-funded research
- To promote and increase awareness of the contribution social science makes to the wellbeing and the economy of society in the UK
- To enable the public to engage with social science research
- To engage with teachers and young people and to raise their awareness of the social sciences
Everyone – from schoolchildren to politicians – can take part in and hear about social science research in the festival's many engaging events.
About the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
We are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact. The University remains open with a safety-first approach to ensure our campuses are ‘covid-secure’ for our staff, students, local community and visitors, in accordance with government guidance.
Event photography and video
Please be aware that some of the University of Plymouth's public events (both online and offline) may be attended by University staff, photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If you, or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed or recorded, please let a member of staff know.