ESRC Festival of Social Science 2020: Society from your sofa

This year’s festival has gone virtual, and as you cannot come to us, we are bringing society to your sofa! Amid a global pandemic, society is changing dramatically and at a dizzying pace. The way we work, socialise, seek medical support, spend our money and manage our relationships as individuals, families, communities and countries is changing. What will the ‘new normal’ be and how should the society of tomorrow look? Is this Zoombieapocalypse or is there a brighter future on the horizon?


Experiments for the
social good

Becoming the teacher – hopes and fears taking on the job at home

Monday 9 November 2020
17:30 – 19:00

City-zenship: What does a 'Brummie' education look like?

Becoming the teacher – hopes and fears taking on the job at home

Tuesday 10 November 2020
18:00 – 19:30

Does Black Celebrity Activism influence you?

In light of the recent events involving the Black Lives Matter movement this year, we will be examining the impact Black celebrities and personalities have had when using their platform as political activists.