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.

  • Being social: Being Human day 5

    22 November, 2017

    Here are some of the best stories and tweets from day 5 of Being Human 2017. Activities took place all over the country, from Northampton to Norwich, Birmingham to Brighton and covered all manner of topics.

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  • Being social: Being Human day 4

    21 November, 2017

    Being Human day four included events on the history of nursing, a sensory tea party and a room full of knitters. Here’s some of the best tweets from the day.

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  • Being social: Being Human day 3

    20 November, 2017

    Day three of the festival saw a super Sunday of parades, wrestling, ghostly telephones and babbling beasts! Here’s a small selection of some of the best tweets from the day.

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  • Being social: Being Human day 2

    19 November, 2017

    Day two of the festival on Twitter featured people getting lost and found in Milton Keynes, a walk around the beautiful Scottish Borders and book buffs learning how to use calligraphy.

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  • Being social: Being Human day 1

    18 November, 2017

    A few highlights from events across the country on festival launch day, including musical memories in Wales, short stories in Nottingham and late night archaeology in Oxford.

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  • Paths across the waters

    15 November, 2017

    Vanessa Mongey explains about how a love of ferns tied the imperial, natural and human histories of the Caribbean to the North-East of England.

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