19th Festival of Social Science

College of Social Sciences Calendar of Events 2021 

This year's Festival of Social Science at the University of Glasgow offers a bumper selection of events and activities, including panel discussions and public debates, interactive workshops, online musical events, exhibitions, animation and documentary screenings, outdoor participation events and policy launch webinars. 

In this year of COP26 in Glasgow, many events are themed around social science, the environment and sustainability, but city planning, criminology, the living wage, fake news, youth employment, work psychology science, end of life and socio-economic deprivation are also featured themes.

After the success of last year's Virtual Festival, many events are available to attend online but in-person attendance is also being offered this year, and there are a few hybrid events where you can choose whether to attend online or in person. 

This page gathers together all the events organised by the University of Glasgow so you can browse the tiles below and click directly onto the relevant booking page.

These events are part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021 and were made possible thanks to funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). 

For information about UK-wide festival events, you can visit the ESRC Festival of Social Science website.