The University of Salford, alongside partner institutions Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester, are running over 30 events across Manchester and Salford as part of this year’s ESRC Festival of Social Science, 3-10 November 2018.
The Festival showcases Manchester social science research to a broad non-academic audience. This brings together an eclectic blend of activities designed to celebrate the social sciences, including discussions and debates, exhibitions, film screenings, walkabouts, family fun days, schools visits, workshops, and lots more.
Aims of the Festival
Through its Festival of Social Science, the ESRC aims to:
- Encourage, support and create the opportunity for social science researchers to engage with non-academic audiences
- Promote and increase awareness of the social sciences and ESRC’s research
- Promote and increase awareness of the contributions the social sciences make to the wellbeing and the economy of the UK society
- Enable the public to engage with social science research
- Engage with teachers and young people and to raise their awareness of the social sciences.
Contributions from our researchers in the School of Health & Society:
/ Catherine Thompson & Bruno Fazenda
Using VR nature environments to improve performance and wellbeing
Saturday 3rd November 10am – 5pm / Manchester Museum
/ Philip Brown, Lisa Scullion & Tim Isherwood
The power of design: exploring the role of creative research dissemination
Monday 5th November 5pm – 8pm / New Adelphi Building, University of Salford campus
/ Jack Wilson, Anthea Innes, Andrew Clark & Anya Ahmed
University of Salford dementia and ageing hub showcase
Tuesday 6th November 2.30pm – 4.30pm / G05 The Old Fire Station, University of Salford campus
/ Cathy Ure, Penny Cook, Liz Burns, Margaret Coffey & Suzy Hargreaves
Putting communities in charge of alcohol: a health champion model
Tuesday 6th November Time 5.30pm – 7.00pm / The Friends Meeting House, Manchester
/ Donna Peach, Gabi Hesk, Deanna Edwards & Andrea Pepe
Developing community engagement with the social sciences
Wednesday 7th November 12pm-8pm / Atrium, Adelphi Building, University of Salford campus
/ Tina Patel & Laura Connelly
Divided communities? What the Brexit future means for people in Salford
Thursday 8th November 1pm – 3pm / G05, The Old Fire Station, University of Salford campus
/ Michaela Rogers
Ageing with healthy relationships: overcoming barriers to help-seeking when experiencing domestic abuse
Friday 9th November 2018 – INVITE ONLY / The Pankhurst Centre, Manchester
/ Ian Cummins & Toni Wood
True crime and punishment: exploring the influence of cultural representations of crime
Saturday 10th November 10am – 3.30pm / MediaCity UK
/ Dilla Davis & Annie Nichols with Manchester Malayalee Cultural Association (MMCA)
After a heart attack – role of cardiac rehabilitation
Saturday 10th November, 2pm – 4pm / Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Center
Why not come along and join in the activities?
Full details of all events across the week are available at: www.esrcmanchesterfest.ac.uk.
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