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The ESRC Festival concludes with an event on Social Capital: Understanding its value in strengthening resilience

The final ESRC event in our month-long programme was hosted by our Architecture team within the School of Science, Engineering and Environment, with presentations from Professor Hisham Elkadi and colleagues Dr Nourhan Heysham and Dr Maria Yioutani Iacovides. The presenters encouraged interactive audience participation, with poll questions to participants to gauge their opinions on what we […]

ESRC Festival: Cognitive Restoration Event Now Live!!!

We are excited to announce that our online cognitive restoration exhibit on ‘The effects of the environment on thinking’ is now live and available to access! This exhibit forms part of our month-long ESRC Festival and is available until the Festival closes.   This exciting interactive online space has been set up by members of […]

ESRC FESTIVAL EVENT: Exercise, Sleep and Word-learning in Autistic Children

Our next University of Salford ESRC Festival of Social Science event was organised and hosted by Eve Bent, Amy Bidgood and David Tate, who are all members of psychology staff at the University of Salford. Together, they run the Salford Autism Exercise Project (@AutismExercise). The event took the form of short, online talks from Salford’s […]

ESRC FESTIVAL EVENT #2 – MOTHERLOAD: E-cargo Bikes for Low-Carbon Family Transport

Our second University of Salford ESRC Festival of Social Science event saw participants invited to join two ‘watch parties’ on the evening of either Monday 8th or Tuesday 9th November, enabling viewers to watch the Motherload film roughly at the same time online and to submit any thoughts, feelings or ideas on Twitter (#MotherloadMovie) in […]

Myth-busting Chernobyl | The Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Professor Mike Wood

Last night Prof. Mike Wood delivered a fantastic lecture on Chernobyl and some of the myths associated with the disaster and the Zone of Alienation which surrounds it. Mike took an interactive approach to his lecture, making use of Slido to discuss common misconceptions and to illuminate the reality of life in and around Chernobyl. […]


Last night saw the start of the University of Salford’s ESRC Festival of Social Science. Prof. Andy Miah chaired a panel discussion reviewing this week’s activities at the COP26 conference. The diverse panel included a variety of experts from across the Social Sciences including: Dr. Sharon Coen; Prof. Steve Fuller; Dr. Sara Biscaya; and Dr. […]

ESRC Festival of Social Science 1-30 November 2021

The ESRC’s flagship celebration of economics and social science is back and bigger than ever before! This year’s Festival runs from 1 to 30 November, with a number of events themed around social science and the environment, to reflect the COP26 climate change conference which takes place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow. […]