Festival events from 9th November - 19th November 2023

Being Human Festival 2023

The UK's national festival returns to 52 towns and cities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from 9–18 November. All Being Human events are free, with booking required for some activities. Events are led by researchers from 64 universities and research organisations, and include hands-on workshops, walks and tours, talks and discussions, installations and exhibitions, museum pop-ups and lates, screenings and outdoor activities.

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About the festival

Each November, Being Human Festival presents hundreds of free events across the UK and beyond. Festival events aim to celebrate and demonstrate the ways in which the humanities inspire and enrich our everyday lives, help us to understand ourselves, our relationships with others, and the challenges we face in a changing world. Each year the festival invites researchers at universities and other research organisations to collaborate with local community and cultural partners to create exciting and engaging events and projects for all to enjoy. Being Human is a national festival by virtue of being local, with events taking place everywhere from Dundee to Devon.