UK’s biggest celebration of social research returns this November as ESRC’s festival highlights the impact of social sciences and economics on people’s lives.

The 2021 festival will run from 1 to 30 November. There will be a number of events themed around social science and the environment, to reflect the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26)  taking place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow. More than 400 free public and youth events will be available with a mixture of online, in-person and hybrid formats.

The festival, now in its 19th year, includes:

These events will offer an insight into some of the country’s leading social science and economics research and how it influences everyone’s lives: