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Social Science Research

A welcome to the festival from Professor Gill Bristow.

We are delighted to be hosting another ESRC Festival of Social Science this year, the fourth festival we have held at Cardiff.

This year’s event, which runs from 2-9 November 2019, is our biggest to date and we have twelve events taking place across a number of different venues covering a diverse range of themes including education, sustainability, health and language.

Launch event

This year, for the very first time, we’re also having a Launch event to help showcase our Festival programme and to tell more people about the exciting and valuable social science research going on at Cardiff University.

The Launch event takes place on from 13:00-16:00 on 1 November and features AM Adam Price as key note speaker. The launch will provide an overview of the events taking place across the Festival, as well as providing an opportunity for people to hear about the broader range of social science research going on across the University and how it is impacting upon society, on ways of living and working, on government policies, and on people’s health, security and wellbeing.

The launch event will also provide a great opportunity to find out more about our exciting plans for the world’s first Social Science Research Park – SPARK. This is currently under construction and when it is completed, it will offer a new and innovative space for our social scientists to work more closely with each other and with researchers from other disciplines, as well as to engage with groups of policy-makers, businesses and charities who are keen to undertake research with us on the challenges our society faces.

We’re proud to be hosting such an exciting Festival with such a diverse range of events across the city of Cardiff. We’re also very grateful for the continued support for the Festival from the ESRC.

Event updates

We hope you’ll join us, get involved in the debates, and tell others about the Festival and our work. Please sign up to the events that interest you here and also follow the festival using the hashtags #SocialCardiff and #ESRCFestival.

We look forward to seeing you!

Professor Gillian Bristow

Professor Gillian Bristow

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

+44 (0)29 2087 5388