Since 2014, MMU Knowledge Hub has organised events for the annual ESRC Festival of Social Science
This celebration of the social sciences takes place across the UK – via public debates, conferences, workshops, and film screenings. The Festival of Social Science provides fantastic opportunities for the Knowledge Hub to invite local, national and international audiences to MMU Business School where they can engage with research undertaken by members of our Knowledge Clusters.
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science 2016 will take place between November 5th–12th. For this year, our events are part of the Faculty’s devolution programme entitled ‘Greater Manchester and the Business of the Devolution’. This programme is also part of Manchester Metropolitan’s wider D/Evolving Manchester series.
Twitter commentary for our Festival events are archived with the hashtag #mcrESRCfest.
2015 was the 13th Festival of Social Science and was particularly special for the ESRC as the organisation celebrated its 50th anniversary. It was also special for MMU as on this occasion we teamed up with the University of Manchester to co-host events. For a review of 2015’s activities, please visit http://www.business.mmu.ac.uk/knowledgehub/foss-2015.php.
Students debating the nature of digital friendships.
Two representatives from the NSPCC at the ‘Sharing Knowledge About Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)’ event.
In the 2014 Festival we received over 150 delegates, 91 of whom came from outside of MMU. And all of those in attendance contributed to making the events a tremendous success. For a review of 2014’s activities, please visit http://www.business.mmu.ac.uk/knowledgehub/foss-2014.php
Dr Kate Cook (centre) alongside singer & songwriter Claire Mooney, and Tony Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester.
Rachel Walsh, our live visual scribe, documents the talks.
More details about the ESRC Festival of Social Science can be found at http://www.esrc.ac.uk/public-engagement/festival-of-social-science/ and discussion on social media is collated on Twitter using the hashtag #esrcfestival.