The third Cardiff Festival of Social Science took place between 3 and 10 November 2018.
The festival aimed to celebrate and raise awareness of the outstanding social science research at the 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 aimed at the general public, school students, third sector organisations and policy makers.
How the festival worked
Most events were aimed at the general public but some were aimed at specific audiences, eg school students or third sector organisations. During the festival participants followed and contributed to events using #esrcfestival and #SocialCardiff on Twitter.
Where the festival took place
Festival events took place in venues across Cardiff, including Chapter Arts Centre, Milk & Sugar @The Old Library, local schools as well as a number of our University buildings.
What our attendees saw
A range of academic schools and research centres ran a variety of events such as live audience debates, hands-on workshops, quizzes, exhibitions, and film screenings, festival attendees also found out about a wide variety of social science research.
Our researchers shared their research on topics as diverse as understanding child development, trade unions and the use of social media, sustainable place-making, and the emergence of peace in Northern Ireland. The festival highlighted just how important social science is for today’s world and the societies that live in it.
To find out more about the researchers involved in the festival and their research please get in touch.
Festival funding and support
The festival was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council, as part of their national Festival of Social Science.