Being human daily

Being human daily

It’s been an amazing week for everyone involved in the first festival of the humanities across the UK. We’ve seen some incredible things, and there is still a huge amount to look forward to over the weekend!

 At Being Human HQ in Senate House today we started our Friday by Bee-ing Human in the company of two hives of honey bees and some curious humans. On the roof of the University of London’s Institute of Advanced Legal studies, we learnt about the importance of bees in human culture with talks on bees in art and in the law. We even tasted some University of London honey!
It was a busy day on the Being Human blog, too. We had new posts from Queen’s University, Belfast, reflecting on the success of Figuring Commonality: Hamlet and World Cinema, and from the University of York on preparations for their Play With the Past event tomorrow. We also heard from the team behind the recreation of an ancient classroom in Reading and received thoughtful piece from professor John Hull of the University of Birmingham on his experience of blindness and reading.
From Swansea, we received pictures from the spectacular week of activities ‘Rediscovering Dylan’, which concluded on Thursday in swinging fashion with Dylan Live. From York, we received a link to Tuesday’s lecture by Graham Fairclough on Place and the past: Landscape / heritage synergies. Computers and Minds in Edinburgh explored artificial intelligence and Robotics, neuroscientists and philosophers explored The Hidden Senses at the Science Museum, and the University of Brunel ushered in the weekend in the company of The Joking Computer and the Funny Women Players for Feeling Funny, Being Human.
All of this on a cold November Friday! We hope that you enjoyed it, and that you have a thoroughly human weekend.
Being Human team.