Understanding Society - A Festival of Social Science 2023

21 Oct 2023 - 17 Nov 2023

The UK’s Festival of Social Science returns to Sheffield this autumn to delve into the ideas that shape our everyday. The free festival will showcase Sheffield’s world-leading social scientists and their work on tackling some of the greatest problems facing society

Running from 21 October - 17 November, the interactive festival includes talks, debates, performances, exhibitions, films, and more.

Events include a pub quiz about water, a beat the robots challenge and explorations into our relationship with food.

The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University will present a diverse and interactive program of thought-provoking events, taking visitors on a journey through memories of school dinners to the exploration of artificial intelligence-powered robots’ future role in caregiving.

There's something for all ages and interests at the free festival, including talks, debates, performances, exhibitions, films, quizzes, and more. The full Sheffield programme and booking information can be found here.