Festival of Social Science – Let’s Explore Wellbeing
The Festival of Social Science is an annual celebration of research and knowledge about humans and society and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2022. It’s an opportunity for anyone to explore topics relating to social science – from health and wellbeing to crime, equality, education and identity – through events run by researchers from UK universities.
A key theme for the 2023 festival is ‘lifelong wellbeing’. Many of our events will explore aspects of physical and mental health, covering all ages, both at an individual and societal level. We’ll also be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the NHS.
The festival is led and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which supports research and training in social science subjects.
This event will provide the general public, special interest groups, third sector with a chance to
explore how the social sciences contribute to our understanding and exploration of health and welfare and how they influence the development of policies and promote and support health and wellness initiatives within society. It will provide attendees with the opportunity to explore a range of interactive stands and exhibits hosted by real life Social Science Researchers from Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities, covering a broad range of subjects such as; neurodiversity, mental health, attitudinal change, modern slavery, climate crisis, gender and identity, social inequalities, artificial intelligence, dementia and environmental conservation.
There will also be musical performances throughout the day, from Bangor University Chamber Choir and Wenting Cai performing the Guzheng.