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Festival of Social Science

The events shaping our world, from climate change to Brexit and coronavirus, to geopolitical tensions and civic protests, reveal how social science is more important than ever to understanding the world. From big ideas to the most detailed observations, social science affects us all every day – at work, in school, when raising children, within our communities, from the personal and local, to the national and global level. 
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. 
This year's festival will run from 19 October to 9 November 2024, with a wide variety of interactive events and workshops from Surrey's social science and arts and humanities research teams. Discover our 2023 events, listings and recordings for which will be available soon.