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Festivals in 2022

We are delighted to be participating in a wide range of local and national festivals, covering both Arts and Science. Nottingham Researchers regularily host events as part of the Festival of Science and Curiosity, Pint of Science, SoapBox Science, Being Human and the Festival of Social Science. We also host our own large events aimed at the public, including Science in the Park, which is a collaborative event with Nottingham Trent University.

Festival of Social Science, 22 October - 13 November 2022

The University is once again taking part in the annual ESRC Festival of Social Science. We will be hosting a wide range of events and activities throughout the festival, both virtually and in-person. Ranging from song writing for children, to a community picnic; there's something for everyone! The current list is below:

  • Why place is important to me – an event exploring the benefits of volunteering in your local green spaces – Saturday 22 October
  • Song writing for and with children – two interactive workshops, one for children and one for parents/carers/educators, looking at song writing techniques – Monday 24 October
  • The EU and the Global South – an online webinar looking at the influence of the EU on the Global South – Thursday 27 October
  • Organising work and employment in a changing social and economic landscape – part of a webinar series on the future of work – Friday 28 October
  • How can youth voice and engagement make a difference to achieving a Net Zero Nottingham? – presentation showcasing the work of the Nottingham Youth Climate Assembly – Sunday 30 October
  • Organising for employee creativity and innovation – part of a webinar series on the future of work – Tuesday 1 November
  • Your right to restorative justice and how to access it in Nottinghamshire – this event will raise awareness of restorative justice in Nottinghamshire – Wednesday 2 November
  • Progressions: More to me than sex work - sex workers and researchers will talk about the realities of sex work alongside an interactive exhibition - talks on Saturday 5 November, exhibition open betwen Thursday 3 - Saturday 5 November
  • What do Sutton Coldfield residents need in the wake of Covid-19 and the cost of living crisis? - A lunch time discussion of recent research into the needs of Sutton Coldfield residents to inform wellbeing strategies - Saturday 5 November
  • Organising for health, safety and wellbeing – part of a webinar series on the future of work – Monday 7 November
  • Breaking Bread – a community performance about asylum, hope, despair and the importance of family recipes – an interactive performance picnic with stories, recipes and food – Wednesday 9 November
  • Organising for resilience and sustainability – part of a webinar series on the future of work – Wednesday 9 November
  • Organising across borders and space – part of a webinar series on the future of work – Friday 11 November
  • Remembering the transatlantic cotton workers: the enslaved and female workers behind the East Midlands cotton textile industry – a film screening from community-led projects on the histories and legacies of transatlantic slavery and female work in the East Midlands cotton textile industry – Saturday 12 November
  • Knitting together: how does knitting and crochet connect us to people and place? – an interactive workshop exploring how craft connects us – Sunday 13 November

Full details on each event, including how to book your free place, can be found here on the Festival of Social Sciences webpage.


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