Festival of Social Science offer insights into how social science research influences everyday life

The University of Leicester will host a series of free, public events over 2-9 November 2019 – on campus and across the city – as part of this year’s Festival of Social Science. The events will cover a range of hot topics including healthcare, rehabilitating offenders, religiously-motivated hate crime, climate change, rural living, and disability and inequality.

The Festival of Social Science was established in 2002 by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and is now the leading social science festival in the UK.  Each year the Festival provides the public with a fascinating insight into leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives. 

The University of Leicester events will showcase how social science research shapes public policy and contributes to making the economy more competitive, as well as giving people a better understanding of 21st century society.

All events are free but some require advance booking because of limited places. For more information visit the University's Festival website or follow @LeicesterSocSci on Twitter. 

Professor Henrietta O'Connor, Head of the College of Social Science, Arts and Humanities at the University of Leicester said: "We are delighted to have such an increased Leicester's presence as part of the Festival this year. It gives us the chance to profile some of the excellent impactful social science research led by academics from across the University."