The festival of social science 2018

Welcome to the Festival Of Social Science 2018

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Join the debate...

From film screenings, exhibitions and workshops, to debates and hands-on experiences, these events showcase cutting edge research from the University of Essex.

For those who wonder how and why, for the rule-breakers, the decision makers, the ones who dare to think outside the box, this festival is for you. Join the biggest celebration of social science this year, meet innovative speakers from the University of Essex and listen to some of the brightest ideas shaping our world today.

All of the events are free, open to the public and suitable for all ages and all walks of life.  So if you're looking for inspiring experiences to inform and entertain, this is your chance to meet the experts and join the debate. View the full event listings below and click on the links to reserve your place now.