Thinking Futures

Thinking Futures 2017

Following five years of successful festivals, we are pleased to announce that the sixth Thinking Futures will take place on the 4-11 November 2017.

Thinking Futures is the University's festival to share and celebrate research in the social sciences. With a wide variety of events for the general public, schools, policy-makers and third sector organisations, it provides an opportunity to 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. It is part of the national ESRC's Festival of Social Sciences.

Applications are now open for the 2017 Thinking Futures Festival 

To apply, please send a completed Expression of Interest Form (Office document, 195kB) to by 5pm on 5th May 2017. Guidance for applicants can be found below and if you would like to discuss your ideas for engagement ahead of applying please contact Kat Wall in the Public Engagement team. 

Thinking Futures Guidance (Office document, 377kB)

For all enquiries please contact Kat Wall in the Public Engagement team (, 0117 3317016)

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