We’re hosting a range of free events as part of the nationwide ESRC Festival of Social Science – covering everything from how your body reacts to cold water, to the right to roam, and a social history of ska and Two-Tone music in Dorset.
The events take place between 25 October and 15 November as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, which offers an insight into some of the country’s leading social science research and how it influences our lives.
BU has partnered with the University of Southampton for this year’s festival and will jointly host two events exploring the challenges and benefits around extending the right to roam, focusing on the New Forest and Bournemouth’s coastline.
Other events include an exhibition at the Dolphin Centre in Poole, showcasing the stories and photography of people involved in a research project to tackle obesity and unemployment, and an online event discussing the myths, misconceptions and lived experiences of long-COVID.
There will also be the chance to find out more about cold water immersion and how to stay safe, and an evening of curated performances and music at the Black Cherry Theatre Café exploring the cultural impact of ska and the Two-Tone movement.
Events aimed at a youth audience will discuss the impact of consumerism on people and our planet, and how to stay safe online.
For more information, and to book onto the events, visit: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/esrc-2023