This year’s festival is taking place nationally 17 – 25 November 2017. Being Human is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.

  • I came from Egypt on foot

    9 January, 2017

    By Dr Anna-Louise Milne | During the Autumn, a number of translation laboratories took place with migrants and refugees living in Paris. The material from these became the focus for an exhibition during the festival.

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  • Being social: Being Human day 9

    26 November, 2016

     Being Human came to a close yesterday with an explosion of creativity and humanities fun across the UK. Welcome to day nine of Being social, where we hand over our blog to social media and reveal what’s been happening...

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  • Being social: Being Human day 8

    25 November, 2016

    Tweets from yesterday’s humanities feast! Physics met Philosophy in Gastrophysics, people learnt about sex, love and robots in Sheffield, and Exeter listened to stories from Syria in the beautiful Exeter Cathedral.

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  • Cultures of hope and fear in Nottingham

    25 November, 2016

    By Professor Maiken Umbach | We asked the University of Nottingham’s festival advocate a few question about their programme Cultures of hope and fear, which explores Nottingham as a crucible of religions and peoples from around the world.

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