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21 October - 17 November
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Welcome to the 2023 Festival of Social Science

The festival explores the world of social science, from how society has shaped our local areas to behaviours that help fight climate change. This year a number of our events will focus on lifelong wellbeing, exploring mental and physical health at all ages and celebrating the 75th anniversary of the NHS.

The festival runs from Saturday 21 October to Friday 17 November with events across the UK, both virtually and in person, for all ages and tastes. Take a look round the site to find events that suit you.

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The festival is running 21 October to 17 November with lots of events to choose from.

You can browse the events in date order or search using the ‘event filters’ below to select events you are interested in.

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Lifelong wellbeing themed events

Events for professionals

Learn more about the Economic and Social Research Council

ESRC is the UK's largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. We support independent, high quality research which has an impact on business, the public sector and civil society. At any one time ESRC supports more than 4,000 researchers and postgraduate students in academic institutions and independent research institutes. Visit the ESRC’s website to learn more about the insights they are providing.