When: Friday 17 – Saturday 25 November 2017
Who: School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study’s flagship public engagement initiative – the national Being Human festival of the humanities – returns for a fourth year.
This year’s festival theme is ‘Lost and Found’. More than 300 events responding to this theme and celebrating the very best humanities research will be taking place in 50 towns and cities across the UK. A programme of related international activities will take place in Melbourne, Rome, Paris, and Singapore.
The School of Advanced Study, based in the University of London’s iconic Senate House in the heart of Bloomsbury, serves as the coordinating hub for the festival and will host a number of events, including:
- A residency by Queerseum – a grassroots initiative campaigning for a permanent home for queer voices lost and found to history.
- A pop-up programme including visits from The Migration Museum and travelling exhibition From Syria with Love
- Talks from historian Tom Holland and from Ruth Barnett, one of the original passengers on the Kindertransport
The London programme will also feature lunchtime talks, workshops, performances, and drop-in sessions from some of the School of Advanced Study researchers working in Senate House – from philosophical sensory experiments to 3D printing of lost classical temples.
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For any queries relating to the festival, or for additional information, please email the Being Human festival team