ESRC Festival of Social Science

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 University of Plymouth is hosting a series of events as part of the ESRC’s annual festival.

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.

Last year's festival theme was 'Social Sciences Shaping a Sustainable World', running from 7-14 November 2015, highlighting the importance of social science research in developing a sustainable future. Plymouth University was an official ESRC partner for the festival, receiving core funding from the ESRC to host its own series of events.

The ESRC Festival of Social Science 2014 was also huge success with over 200 events across the UK. Plymouth hosted 17 events on the theme of 'Better Business, Better Lives', ranging from poster sessions, to school events and public lectures.