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Cardiff University hosts Festival of Social Science

30 October 2019

Festival of Social Science 2019

Cardiff University’s social science research is to be celebrated and discussed during a week of events.

This year marks the fourth Festival of Social Science in Cardiff, which is organised in association with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and aims to bring social science research in UK universities to the masses.

Cardiff University will be kick starting the Festival with a launch on Friday 1 November 2019 at the Cornerstone in Cardiff.

Running from 2-9 November 2019, research in areas as diverse as mental health and wellbeing, law and politics, education reforms and sustainability will be shared with a wide range of audiences across South Wales.

The 12 events include a behind-the-scenes tour of the St Fagans’ archives, an event which asks if renting pre-owned goods is the future of consumption and a discussion on the future of democracy in Wales.

Professor Gillian Bristow, Dean of Research for the University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor in Economic Geography said: “We are delighted to be hosting another ESRC Festival of Social Science this year.

“The events are 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 University’s arts, humanities and social science research spans areas including digital, creative and cultural industries; devolved, urban and regional governance; family, gender, human rights; health, medicine and disability; sustainability and the environment; education; work; data social science; crime and security; and human cultures, beliefs and languages.

The University is developing SPARK – the world’s first social science research park. Based on Cardiff’s Innovation Campus, SPARK will act as a hub for social science research across the University and bring together academics, policy and practice organisations to develop new solutions to pressing global challenges.

Events during the week are free but places must be reserved. To find out the full schedule, go to:

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