University hosts successful Festival of Social Science

The University of Leicester has hosted an exciting range of events as part of the annual Festival of Social Science this week, tackling some of society’s most pressing issues - from life in a virtual workplace to protecting children from online harassment.

The festival runs until 15th November, offering a fascinating insight into leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives. This year, the events have so far covered topics including homeworking and wellbeing, youth employment, sexual violence, alternative approaches to design and innovation in the creative industries, popular conceptions and the historical use of cannabis, and representations of disability.

Now in its 18th year, the Festival of Social Science was established in 2002 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and is now the leading social science festival in the UK. The University of Leicester events will showcase how the University’s social science research shapes public policy and contributes to making the economy more competitive, as well as giving people a better understanding of the key 21st century society. 

The free, online public events are aimed at the public, academics, policymakers, businesses, and young people.

For more information about the events at the Festival visit the Festival website or follow @LeicesterSocSci on Twitter.