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ESRC Festival of Social Science, 7th – 14th November 2015

Festival of Social Science offers a fascinating insight into some of the country’s leading social science research and how it influences social, economic and political lives – both now and in the future.

The festival is a celebration of the social sciences and takes place across the UK – via public debates, conferences, workshops, interactive seminars, film screenings, virtual exhibitions and much more. Four free, public events organised by researchers from the University of Nottingham will be included in the ESRC Festival of Social Science between 7th-14th November. See below for further information on each event and how to register.

iRights Youth Juries: promoting digital rights
7th November 2015, Galleries of Justice, Nottingham

This event addresses growing concerns about consequences of social media, cyberbullying, data privacy and online behaviour of users, especially children and young people.

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Last Call At the Oasis screening/discussion
9th November 2015, Highfield House, University Park, Nottingham

In countries like the UK we take it for granted that we can turn on a tap to get fresh and clean drinking water. This event, in collaboration with the Papplewick Pumping Station Trust,  features a showing of the powerful documentary ‘Last call at the Oasis’, which brings into focus water sustainability issues.

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Synthetic biology: great expectations and great responsibilities
9 November 2015, Lakeside Arts Centre, University of Nottingham

Both synthetic biology as an emerging bioscience and ‘Responsible Research and Innovation’ as a new approach to science governance are controversial. Bringing them together is even more controversial. Can it be done?


Nottingham-Shire: a voice for education
14 November 2015, Highfield House, University of Nottingham

Education services- from pre-school to adult are important to all of our lives – as students, parents, educators, workers or members of the community.

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The full schedule of Festival events across the UK can be found here.

Kinga Kapias

Featured author: Kinga Kapias

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Studying Japanese, fluent in Polish and Spanish, Kinga works with local academics and senior business people to help attract professional association conferences and events to Nottingham. She recently completed her Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics. Kinga enjoys travel, music and everything new media related.

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