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

Programme of events 2017 (PDF, 2.8Mb)

Blog posts

Living with robots - Professor Andy Miah, University of Salford

Belonging: Happiness in the City - part one, preparation - from the Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating Linguistic and Cultural Transformations in Superdiverse Wards in Four UK Cities (TLANG) blog.

What does ‘collective control’ look like for communities? - Communities in Control, on the School for Public Health Research blog

Teaching workers rights using Harry Potter  - the personal blog of James Harrison, Academic at Warwick University, relating to the Festival 2016 event 'Addressing Challenging Issues with Young People'

Aberdeen Go: A Pokémon-based walk and fitness game and discussion of adventures in digital being - a personal blog for this event in the Festival 2016.


  • 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" - Mollie Broad, 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)