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ESRC Festival of Social Science

Join us at our events for this year's ESRC Festival of Social Science.

  • Date

    Fri 29 Sep 17

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Do you suffer from digital loneliness? Ever wondered why we have a deep-seated cultural fascination with violent images? And what about ‘Bregret’ – did it really affect the outcome of the 2017 General Election?

 

These are just some of the questions Essex social scientists will be applying their expertise to during this year’s Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Festival of Social Science. 

Now in its fifteenth year, the Festival champions the social sciences and the way in which they enable us to understand and change the world. There’ll be over 300 events happening across the UK, with a record 13 of them being hosted by us.   

Professor Sasha Roseneil
"We are committed to making a difference in the world through our rigorous and critical social scientific research... All of those who are concerned about the state of society or curious about recent political events are encouraged to join us."
Professor Sasha Roseneil Executive dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

Professor Sasha Roseneil, Executive Dean of our Faculty of Social Sciences, said: “At Essex we are committed to making a difference in the world through our rigorous and critical social scientific research. We are delighted to be presenting some of our most exciting and important research at this year’s Festival of Social Science. All of those who are concerned about the state of society or curious about recent political events are encouraged to join us.”

The Festival runs from 4 – 11 November. 

Follow the Essex events @EssexSocSci #esrcfestival