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Human Worlds festival 2016

Published: 8 November 2016
Human Worlds Festival
Human Worlds Festival

Exploring the Humanities and Beyond: Human Worlds Festival. 17 to 25 November 2016 Avenue Campus and other locations


The Human Worlds Festival is pleased to announce this year’s launch event Election Night USA! Presidential Legacies. Follow the US election footage live on Tuesday 8th November, hear talks from leading History researchers at the University of Southampton on Obama’s legacy and even stay late to watch the polling results roll in. Reserve your place!

Booking for this event is now live- your free ticket can be booked online

Tuesday 8 November, 22.00 until late, Avenue Campus.

Other festival events include an all-day, family friendly Hands-On Humanities Day, which will take place from 10:30-4:30 on Saturday 19th November at the Avenue Campus. The day will feature activities, talks, performances and more, with surely something for everyone. Sneak peak: Is Plastic Fantastic? Activities, exhibition and talks, Professor Mark Hanson from Medicine and the Lifelab project talking about A healthy generation, Bone Café, Storytelling, games and more.

On Tuesday 22 November, 18.00 to19.00 at Avenue Campus, Carole Burns, Head of Creative Writing will read an excerpt from her collection of short stories The Missing Woman, followed by a discussion.

On November 23rd, 13.00 to 15.00, at the Freemantle and Shirley Community Centre, Hope and Fear for New Life will feature researchers across the Humanities at a panel discussion ranging from the philosophy and culture of pregnancy to midwifery and the impact of media on childbirth. New parents are invited to attend with their babies, and should not worry about noise, moving about or feeding as necessary.

On November 25, the Human Worlds Festival presents A Night on Campus. The evening will begin at 6pm with a family-friendly screening of “Night at the Museum” (Rated PG, 1hr48min) with a talk from a zooarchaeologist. and sessions of the public favourite, the Astrodome, will run until 20.00. The night will also feature a Humanities toast- a chance to sip a glass of wine or a soft drink, and chat with the faculty of the university’s Humanities. The film “Le Salaire de la Peur” will be screened for the adult audience later in the evening, with a Q&A session led by Prof Lucy Mazdon of the Film department. Stay tuned to learn more about the scheduling and booking of these free events, plus more, at A Night on Campus. Exact timings to be confirmed.

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