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Festival of Social Science event: Knitting together

Knitting together: how does knitting and crochet connect us to people and place?

The Festival of Social Science is an annual celebration of research and knowledge about human behaviour and society and celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022. It’s an opportunity for anyone to explore social science topics – from health and wellbeing to crime, equality, education and identity. Events are run by researchers from UK universities. 

This year's Festival will run from 22 October to 13 November.  

On 13 November, Dr Susan Jones will be sharing research she has undertaken as part of a Leverhulme Research Fellowship, exploring amateur fibre craft and everyday meaning-making. The talk will be followed by a practical workshop, where those attending will be able explore their own experiences of what knitting and crochet connects them to, and how it does that, through textile craft activities which explore the theme of 'Knitting Together'.  This event will take place at the Framework Knitters Museum November in Ruddington.

Dr Jones is an Associate Professor in English Education and is a member of the Centre for Research in Arts, Creativity and Literacy.

Further details and how to book a place will be available on the Festival of Social Sciences website nearer the start of the Festival.

Posted on Monday 1st August 2022

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