Sheffield Events

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The ESRC Festival of Social Science offers a fascinating insight into some of the country's leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives - both now and in the future.

You may be surprised at just how relevant the Festival's events are to society today. Social science research makes a difference. Discover how it shapes public policy and contributes to making the economy more competitive, as well as giving people a better understanding of 21st century society. From big ideas to the most detailed observations, social science affects us all everyday - at work, in school, when raising children, within our communities, and even at the national level.

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.

The ESRC, the University of Sheffield, and Sheffield Hallam University are working together in partnership to co-ordinate the events taking place in and around Sheffield. All events are free to attend, although some are aimed at specific audiences and some require registration.


University of Sheffield
Sheffield Hallam University