Past events can be a source of inspiration for your own event. Here are a few examples of events held since 2016  giving an idea of the range of topics and presentation styles that can be used.

  • Take a look at activities organised by The University of Manchester, University of Salford and Manchester Metropolitan University as part of the Festival in 2019.

Blog posts



  • Is our future driverless?

  • ESRC Festival of Social Science 2019

  • Walking through Caerleon in the 1960s and 1970s - ESRC Festival of Social Science 2019

  • Speed Geeking the Many Dimensions of Migration

  • Promoting community fitness for the physically disabled

  • False, fake and fibs: The science behind misinformation, 2018

  • Addressing the meat problems: What role for social science?, 2017

  • The Festival of Social Science in Glasgow, including Glasgow visits Ikea, 2017

  • Putting big data to "good use" - SAGE Publishing, 2017

  • 21st Century Man - Manchester Metropolitan University, 2017

  • My voice, my story: the lived experience of being a non-traditional student at university - Bournemouth University, 2016

  • Living with robots - University of Salford, 2016

  • The Social Science Market - University of Glasgow, 2016

  • Decent work and decent adult social care - Manchester Metropolitan University, 2016

  • The rime of the Ancient Manchester -  Manchester Metropolitan University, 2016

  • Plymouth Past Sustainable Future - Plymouth University, 2016

  • Awaken the spirit of discovery in science outside - Plymouth University, 2016

  • 5th Anniversary Screening of RUFUS STONE - Bournemouth University, 2016


Radio broadcasts

Plymouth's Festival Radio Shows - Radio Cognovia and Red House Radio


Bangor Photography and Poetry Exhibition 2016

You can also view images from some of the other events held in 2016 via Flickr, including:

  • Talking Big Data
  • Love a maggot
  • Is social media good for politics?

ESRC Festival of Social Science 2016

Event reports


Ir/Responsible Enterprise - St Andrews, Scotland

The Future of Higher Education (Skope website)