The festival of social science

Welcome to the Festival Of Social Science

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From film screenings, exhibitions and workshops, to debates and hands-on experiences, this annual festival showcases cutting edge research from the University of Essex.

Every year, the University of Essex takes part in the nationwide Festival of Social Science. This annual festival has been held for seventeen consecutive years and takes place every November, with events ranging from public debates to film screenings and exhibitions.

The festival is designed to reach out to audiences beyond academia, to celebrate the impact social science research has on business, the public sector, society and the quality of people‚Äôs lives. All of the events are free, open to the public and suitable for all ages and walks of life. So if you're looking for inspiring experiences to inform and entertain, this annual celebration is for you.

View last year's full event listings below, and don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for the 2020 event lineup!

Take a look at previous events from 2019

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