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Social Science Research

A welcome to the festival from Professor Gill Bristow.

We are delighted to host another ESRC Festival of Social Science this year, the fifth festival we have hosted at Cardiff University. The Festival is an annual celebration of social sciences and an opportunity for researchers to engage with the general public, and share and discuss interesting information from the findings, methods and outcomes of their research.

This year, we’re taking a new approach to the festival. The 2020 Festival of Social Sciences (FoSS 2020) will be a digital-first event, and will be held 7-15 November. This year, we are also collaborating with 17 other institutions so that our events can be opened up to even wider audiences.

This is also our largest ever Festival. In conjunction with our partners, we are hosting over 100 events covering a range of different themes, including peace building in Northern Ireland, the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on our purchasing and consumption practices, as well as a virtual performance and discussion around dementia.

Our event organisers have worked hard to find new and creative ways to engage people in their research through these virtual events, and we’re looking forward to sharing an even wider range of research activities with you in this way.

We’re proud to be hosting such an exciting Festival with such a diverse range of events and in collaboration with our Festival partners. We’re also very grateful for the continued support for the Festival from ESRC.

We hope you’ll join us, get involved in the discussions and 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 on social media using #SocialCardiff and #ESRCFestival.

We look forward to ‘seeing’ you!

Professor Gillian Bristow

Professor Gillian Bristow

Head of the School of Geography and Planning

+44 (0)29 2087 5388