SIPS is proud to be involved with the ESRC funded Festival of Social Science 2018. Everyone from school children to politicians can take part in and hear about social science research in the Festival’s many engaging events. This celebration of the social sciences takes place across the UK – via public debates, conferences, workshops, interactive seminars, film screenings, virtual exhibitions and much more. 2018 will be the 16th Festival of Social Science and each year the Festival has gone from strength to strength. The Festival is designed to promote and increase awareness of social sciences and ESRC’s research, enable social scientists to engage with non-academics and increase awareness of the contributions the social sciences make to the wellbeing and the economy of the UK society.

The Festival runs from 3rd – 10th November and is co-hosted in Sheffield by both Universities. Details of all the events can be found on the ESRC website.