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November 2015

ESRC Festival of Social Science 2015

(29 October 2015)

This year’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science is being held from 7 – 14 November. Staff from the Faculty of Humanities will be taking part in the Festival with various events happening across campus.

The Festival offers an insight into some of the country's leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives - both now and in the future. The week of events take place across the UK and include public debates, conferences, workshops, interactive seminars, film screenings, virtual exhibitions and much more.

Faculty of Humanities events include:

CRESC Annual Lecture 2015

This year’s Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) annual lecture will be given by Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party, and will discuss the challenges and opportunities posed by Devolution.

What makes an age-friendly city?

This one-day seminar will be hosted by the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) and will bring together leading academics studying the ways in which urban and city environments can contribute to ‘healthy’ and ‘active’ ageing.

Reducing precarious employment in UK workplaces

This event will feature speakers discussing issues such as zero hours contracts, fixed-term contracts, internships, temporary agency work, bogus self-employment and subcontracted work. It will bring together experts from both inside and outside academia, including colleagues from Humanities, Tim Butcher of the Low Pay Commission and David Houlistan of Manchester City Council.


The full list of events can be found on the Festivals website.