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The Being Human festival of humanities returns to Aberdeen from November 12-22 and explores what it means to be human in a variety of different events, talks, walks and debates.
Funded and led by the School of Advanced Study, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, The British Academy and the Wellcome Trust, the festival brings an exciting variety of events to Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.
Wednesday 18 November, Home or Abroad? 19:00 - 21:00, Satrosphere Science Centre
Wednesday 18 November, Director's Cut with Volker Gerling: Portraits in motion 18:00 - 20:00, King's College Conference Centre, University of Aberdeen
Thursday 19 November,The David Buchan Lecture: Health Legends, Epidemics and the Politics of Risk. 18:30 - 21:00 King's College Conference Centre, University of Aberdeen
Thursday 19 November, Being Human Hosted by Helen Keen of BBC Radio 4’s It is Rocket Science! and The Infinite Monkey Cage 19:00 - 21:00 Cellar 35
Friday 20 November, Halloween and Bonfire Night: what do you do? 19:00- 21:00 MacRobert Lecture Theatre
Friday 20 November, Careful what we wish for? Clashing laws, energy and society, 19:00 - 20:30 Queens Cross Church
Friday 20 November, Guided tour: George Jamesone's Aberdeen 14:30-16:00, Meet at St Nicholas Churchyard
Saturday 21 November, Tour of St Nicholas Church, 13:00 - 15:00 St Nicholas Church
Throughout the Festival, Bright Ideas: the art and science of light, King's Museum, University of Aberdeen and George Jamesone - Portrait Painter, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Monday to Saturday 10:00-17:00; Sunday 12:00-15:00
Chris Croly, Project Officer in the University’s Public Engagement with Research Unit, said:
“The University conducts a diverse and fascinating variety of humanities research and in hosting Being Human, we have an excellent opportunity to share this with the wider community.
“We are committed to making this important research as accessible to as many people as possible through a range of different formats from talks to walk and events and conferences. There really is something for everyone.”
Most of the events are free but many require booking and more information about all of these events can be found at www.abdn.ac.uk/beinghuman.
The festival programme in Aberdeen is co-ordinated by the Public Engagement with Research Unit.