Thinking Futures

A week long Festival to share and celebrate the research undertaken in the University of Bristol Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, running from November 2nd to 9th.

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The transport debate

Transport is a hot topic both in Bristol and nationally. How can we resolve issues around residents' parking, speed limits, public transport and sustainable travel?

Opening launch and panel discussion:, Monday 4th November, 6pm-8pm

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The politics and aesthetics of gender and global insecurities

How has media shaped and challenged received ideas on violence, gender and sex?

Panel discussion, Thursday 7th November, 6pm-8pm

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Faith and governance: why local context matters

Debates about faith participation in governance are vigourly contested so what are the implications of ignoring the involvement of faith leader and faith-based organisations in governance at a local level?

Discussion: Thursday 7th November, 6pm-8pm

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ESRC Festival of Social Science

Thinking Futures is part of the Economic and Social Research Council's national Festival of Social Science.

ESRC Festival of Social Science 2013: 2-9th November

Thinking Futures

Thinking Futures is a week-long Festival to share and celebrate research from the University of Bristol's Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. The programme comprises a wide variety of events for the general public, schools, policy-makers and third sector organisations, held in Bristol and beyond.

Engage with our researchers and see how the social sciences inform key debates and advances in policy and practice for governments, education, charities, health services, legal systems, and public services around the globe.

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