About theĀ ESRC Festival of Social Science

The ESRC Festival of Social Science is an eclectic blend of activities designed to celebrate the social sciences, and for the first time this year it will be a hybrid festival, blending in-person and online events including: discussions and debates, exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, and lots more.

The Manchester Festival is the result of a collaboration between the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)The University of Manchester, the University of Salford and Manchester Metropolitan University.  The 2021 Manchester Festival will provide an insight into the many ways in which social science research contributes to social, economic and political life across the City, region and beyond.