Festival of Social Science

Festival of Social Science 2024

About the ESRC Festival of Social Science

The ESRC Festival of Social Science is an annual, national celebration of the creative, engaging and impactful work that social science researchers do to help us understand and influence the world around us, with over 350 events taking place across the UK and online. Each year the University of Oxford’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account funds a range of public and community engagement activities as part of the Festival. This is led by the Social Science Division’s Research Impact and Engagement Team (RIE), in collaboration with colleagues at the Pitt Rivers Museum and Oxford Brookes University.


Explore last year's Festival!


Please check back in the summer for information about our exciting programme of activities and events happening October - November 2024!



The call for 2024 Expressions of Interest is now closed. If you have any queries, please contact us at esrciaa@socsci.ox.ac.uk, we'll be happy to help!