Welcome to the Festival of Social Science - the 2020 Festival is over but we will return in 2021. 

In the meantime see oure 2020 festival below. 

Social Science remains central to confronting and meeting the most important challenges of our time, stretching from the local to the international. This includes the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 US Presidential Election and its potential consequences, and populism movements in Africa. In the University of Aberdeen’s 525th anniversary year, the Festival of Social Science showcases the research being conducted on these topics and much more. We hope that you enjoy the exciting online programme the festival offers. 

Professor George Boyne, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Aberdeen  

The Festival of Social Science (FOSS) is funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and 2020 sees the 18th annual festival which will run from the 7th - 15th November with The University of Aberdeen hosting events on 10th- 13th November. To find out more about other FOSS events taking place nationally click here

You can view and download a pdf of the University of Aberdeen programme HERE but to register for the events please view the listings below. 

The Festival of Social Science (FOSS) is funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC). Find out more here.