ESRC Festival of Social Science: 4 - 11 November 2017

The Economic and Social Research Council (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.

During the Festival, which runs this year from 4 - 11 November, University of Exeter researchers and PhD students working in a social science area are invited to open up their research to a number of different audiences with events across Devon and Cornwall. 

To view the full national event calendar, visit the ESRC Festival of Social Science page.

Plymouth University are participating in the Festival - visit their web page for details.

2017 events

Event (click event title for full details)Lead academicDate and timeLocationRegistration link

Stories of hospitality in a time of global change

Ms Chryssa Sgouridou Saturday 4 November, doors open at 19.30, event starts at 20.00 - 21.30 Clifford Room, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter Invite only

Dementia: Personal experiences and cultural representations

Dr Sharon Nelis Tuesday 7 November, 17.00 - 19.00 Exeter Phoenix, Exeter Exeter Phoenix

Everyday objects, workplace comfort and sustainability

Dr Jake Barnes Friday 10 November, 10.00 - 14.00.  Coaver Club, Matford Lane, Exeter EX2 4PS Open to public, no registration needed

Football manager sackings and implications for sport scientists

Dr Sarah Gilmore Monday 6 November, 18.00 for 18.30 'kick off' until 19.30 RGB Lounge at Exeter FC, St James' Park Road, Exeter EX4 6QF Open to public, please register online.

What actually is a PhD?

Great Ideas Start With Discussion Saturday 11 November, 10.00 - 16.00 Exeter Library, Rougemont Room, Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PQ Open to public, please register online.

Little stories of nature and wellbeing

Dr Noreen Orr and Dr Emmylou Rahtz Saturday 11 November 2017, 13.15 - 16.00 Epiphany House, Truro Open to public, please register online.

The public gallery: Constructing consent in the courtroom

Dr Sarah Cooper Wednesday 8 November 2017, 10.00 - 15.00 Exeter Castle, Exeter Invite only

What is social science? An animated overview

Contact details

If you have any questions about the ESRC Festival of Social Science please contact Emma Roberts.


Phone: 01392 72 2668