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2017 festival

The second Cardiff Festival of Social Science took place between 6 and 10 November 2017.

The festival aimed to celebrate and raise awareness of the outstanding social science research at Cardiff University – research that informs the development of policies, services and innovation, and addresses major societal challenges in Wales, the UK and internationally.

The programme included a variety of informative and interactive events across the city. The festival was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council, as part of their national Festival of Social Science.

How the festival worked

Festival events were spread throughout the week of 6-10 November 2017. Many events were aimed at the general public; some at aimed at specific audiences, e.g. school students, third sector organisations.

All events were free to attend. Look back at our events page to see the broad range of topics and speakers at 2017's festival. Participants followed events using #esrcfestival and #SocialCardiff on Twitter.

Where the festival took place

Festival events took place in venues across Cardiff, including Chapter Arts Centre, The Gate, and Eglwys Dewi Sant (St David’s Church), as well as a number of our University buildings.

What our attendees saw

Over twelve academic schools and research centres ran events. Through a variety of events such as live audience debates, theatre and music performances, and hands-on workshops, festival attendees were able to find out about a wide variety of social science research.

Our researchers shared their research on topics as diverse as the Troubles in Northern Ireland, language transmission in bilingual families, climate change and social class. The festival highlighted just how important social science is for today’s world and the societies that live in it.

Contact

If you have any general queries about the festival, please contact us.

Research and Innovation Services

Rachel Baker