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ESRC Festival of Social Science 2017

The 2017 Festival of Social Science will take place in Southampton on 8-9 November. Over two engaging nights, research scientists at the University of Southampton will share their research and expertise into two challenging issues of our time: migration and ageing.

ESRC Festival Social Science logo

Have you ever wondered what social sciences research can tell you about the community we live in or the UK society as a whole?

Join us for a drink at the One-o-Four Kitchen & Lounge in Southampton to find out.

No previous knowledge is required, everyone is welcome. All talks, discussions and activities will be accessible to everyone.

Hope & hops: the science of society

Two nights, two major questions. Each night, three scientists will provide you with evidence-based answers.

We will have special guests, pub quizzes, hands-on activities and lots of prizes to give away.

These will be the two challenging questions that will put our scientists to the test:

Welfare and pensions night event at the University of Southampton

Thursday 9 November

Will welfare and pensions really ensure we have a happy and healthy retirement?

These events will give you the chance to hear about and discuss the latest cutting-edge research investigations happening on your doorstep, while enjoying a drink at One-o-Four Kitchen & Lounge in the heart of Southampton.


Each event is FREE but registration is required through our Eventbrite account. 

You can use the Eventbrite registration page to enter questions that you would like to ask to the speakers during the night.

Book your FREE ticket & leave your questions here


The Festival will take place at One-o-Four Kitchen & Lounge (formerly Ebb & Flow) in the centre of Southampton. The venue is wheelchair accessible. A taxi stand and a cash point are situated just outside the doors. Bluestar, Unilink and First bus stops are in close proximity.


One-o-Four Kitchen & Lounge, 104-108 Above Bar St, Southampton, SO14 7DT

More about the Festival

This free, informal event is organised by the three ESRC-funded Centres at the University of Southampton:

the Centre for Population Change (CPC),
the Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC-E),
the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM).



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