Festival of Social Science

19 October 2017

Festival of Social Science

Cardiff University’s pioneering social science research will be celebrated in a week-long festival this November.

Running between the 6th and 10th of November 2017, the University’s research in areas such as trilingual families, health and wellbeing in school settings, and art for underrepresented groups will be showcased in a series of events.

A debate about dealing with the history of the Northern Ireland conflict, a touring piano and spoken word project highlighting positive visions for responding to climate change, and a seminar about raising multilingual children are some of the events planned for the public to enjoy.

The events are part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Festival of Social Science which brings social science research in UK universities to diverse and new audiences.

Professor Gillian Bristow, Dean of Research for the University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Professor in Economic Geography said: “We are delighted to showcase the strength and breadth of social science research here at Cardiff University.

“Our researchers undertake world-leading and impactful social science research that informs the development of policies, services and innovation, and addresses major societal challenges in Wales and further afield..."

Gill Bristow

"I hope that people will join us during the festival week to learn more about social science at the University, to meet our committed social scientists and to find out why social science is of immense importance to society today."

Professor Gillian Bristow, Dean of Research for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor in Economic Geography

Events during the week are free but places must be reserved. The full schedule and further information is available here.

The University’s arts, humanities and social science research spans areas including digital, creative and cultural industries; devolved, urban and regional governance; family, gender, human rights; health, medicine and disability; sustainability & the environment; education; work; data social science; crime and security; and human cultures, beliefs, languages.

As part of its £300m Innovation Campus, the University is developing a Social Science Research Park (SPARK). SPARK will act as a hub for social science research across the University and bring together academics, policy and practice organisations to develop new solutions to pressing global challenges.

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