Being Human at the Bloomsbury Festival | 24 October

Being Human at the Bloomsbury Festival | 24 October

Being Human at the Bloomsbury Festival | 24 October

This autumn, the Being Human team at the School of Advanced Study (SAS) will be getting out and about. On 24 October we’re delighted to be taking part in the Bloomsbury Festival, one of London’s best loved arts and community events.

The Bloomsbury Festival transforms one of the most fascinating cultural quarters of the capital with an explosion of creativity, imagination and ideas. Local institutions including the British Library, the Wellcome Trust and of course the University of London, open their doors to more than 20,000 visitors. This year, Being Human will be right in the thick of it!

Our Being Human HQ at the University of London’s iconic Senate House will be transformed into a ‘sparkling hub’ featuring everything from projections onto the building, an installation from artist Andrew Chappel, an arcade of retro computer games and much more. We’ll also be lighting up the building with our ‘hacking the archives’ light installation, which debuted at the Being Human festival launch last year. Come and see the building illuminated with data ‘hacked’ from the Mass-Observation archive at the University of Sussex and from collections relating to the WWII Ministry of Information.

During the day Senate House will be buzzing with activities organised by the SAS, Senate House Library, University College London, the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, SOAS, University of London and others. Expect everything from unusual tours of the building, a Speakers’ Corner where you can come and debate the issues of the day, ‘insect arts and crafts’ sessions and a ‘Ministry of bright ideas’. The full programme is available here.

The Being Human team will be manning a ‘Being Human bright ideas booth’ throughout the day in Senate House. We’ll be offering a taster of what you can expect from Being Human 2015 and asking you about the issues that shape what it means to be human in 2015.

We’re expecting to talk to thousands of people…Come and say hello!