Free events for the public, organised by BU researchers, taking place online and in person throughout November. Book your places below.
The ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021
Coming up this week
Nursing in times of crisis: Covid-19 & WW2
Wednesday, 24 November
Bournemouth Gateway Building, Bournemouth University
This event will look at nursing during Covid-19 and during another period of crisis in which nurses played a key role – World War II.
We’ll explore personal stories of nursing during WW2 and from Bournemouth University’s own student nurses who worked during the pandemic, as well as considering what objects and uniforms from these different eras can tell us. This event is also an opportunity to share your own thoughts and experiences.
The face under the mask: what Covid-19 has taught us about face perception
Thursday, 25 November
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed a great deal about how humans communicate and interact with each other, part of which is the wearing of face masks. But faces are our most important social clues and provide a great amount of information, so what happens when they are partially covered? We’ll discover how masks affect how we perceive faces, but also what this effect can tell us about how face perception works.