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Celebrate what ‘Being Human’ means this November

Published: 5 November 2015
Being Human: Religion and Me

The University of Southampton is hosting a month of public events celebrating the humanities, as part of the national Being Human festival.

Starting on Monday 2 November, experts in archaeology, literature, languages, history, music, film, philosophy and beyond will be exploring “Being Human: Religion and Me” at the University’s Avenue Campus and across the city.

The Being Human Fair on Sunday 22 November is the main festival event, featuring a day of talks, discussions, activities, workshops and performances for all the family that explore the world of religion, ritual, life and death. On Saturday 21 November, world-leading researchers will be holding a study day focussing on Roman religion, history and archaeology – and all adults are invited to join in the discussion.

Festival organiser Dr William Davies says: “We look forward to welcoming the local community to share in the ways humanities research is changing how we see the world and is enriching our lives today. From prehistoric idols to space travel, and from religious burial to immortality, come and discover what Being Human is all about.”

Most events are free of charge and are open to all. For more information, please visit the festival website:

Also visit the Being Human: Religion and Me Facebook and Twitter pages.

Notes for editors

1. The national Being Human festival runs between 12 and 22 November.

2. Through world-leading research and enterprise activities, the University of Southampton connects with businesses to create real-world solutions to global issues. Through its educational offering, it works with partners around the world to offer relevant, flexible education, which trains students for jobs not even thought of. This connectivity is what sets Southampton apart from the rest; we make connections and change the world.


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Glenn Harris, Media Relations, University of Southampton, Tel 023 8059 3212, email, Twitter: @glennh75

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