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Being Human is the UK’s national festival of the humanities in celebration of humanities research through public engagement. #BeingHumanFest

Cardiff University are teaming up with Amgueddfa Cymru | Museum Wales for a series of free activities around this year's festival theme of Rhyme and Reason - drawing on a range of research spanning archaeological excavations, artwork conservation, generative artificial intelligence, fungi collections, and colonial and industrial Welsh history.


Cardiff University has been chosen as one of five flagship hubs across the UK for Being Human Festival 2023, the UK’s national festival of the humanities in partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

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Welcome to the 2023 Being Human Festival

An introduction to the festival from Professor Claire Gorrara and Dr Jenny Kidd, Cardiff University.

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2023 Being Human Festival events

A roundup of the events programme for Being Human Festival 2023.