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This year's festival is delivered in partnership with Bangor University and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

The festival takes place at Universities across the UK as part of the ESRC’s national Festival of Social Science and provides us with an exciting opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness of the outstanding social science research at Cardiff University. Championing our impactful research that informs the development of policies, services and innovation, and addresses major societal challenges in Wales, the UK and internationally.

This year's festival will focus on the theme of 'my local area' and together with Bangor University we will make this a Wales wide event. Festival events will be travelling between Cardiff and Bangor and are aimed at the general public and youth audiences, with many being of interest to other groups such as third sector organisations and policy makers.

Events are in development, check back soon for our programme of events. In the meantime you can find out more about previous festivals or explore our social media tags #esrcfestival and #SocialCardiff on Twitter.

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