Digital press room

Welcome to the Being Human festival’s digital press room!

Being Human, it’s complicated — so we’ve made it simpler and more direct to help you find the information you need for our exciting celebration of the humanities.

The Being Human festival is back for its fourth year with a programme of activities responding to the theme of ‘lost and found’. In the run up to the festival, we’ll be adding press releases, images and other exciting content to this digital press room. If you’re a journalist interested in covering the festival, please browse through the information below or contact our media and public relations officer, Maureen McTaggart on 0207 862 8859 / maureen.mctaggart@sas.ac.uk.

Press releases

June 2017 press release: Being Human 2017 expands into a global ‘lost and found’Related project summaries

Being Human pocket preview

Take a look at our pocket preview booklet highlighting the funded award winners for this year’s festival.

Being Human festival media coverage

2016
BBC News Online: ‘Forgotten’ Lancashire dialects revealed in poetry research
BBC Online Scotland: ‘Martian’ to be autopsied at Dundee University arts festival
BBC Radio 3 – Free Thinking: Being Human debate at Fact, Liverpool: man and animals
BBC Radio 3 – Free Thinking: Being Human: Vernon Lee, lying, coma
BBC Radio 3 – Free Thinking: Being Human: what the archives reveal
ITV News: Meet Harvey Matusow – ‘America’s most notorious liar’
The Guardian: Revived: the 1930s London gay members’ club raided by police
The Independent: The racist human zoos that time forgot

2015
New York Times: Chicken’s weren’t always dinner for humans
The Guardian: Humanities are vital, science is vital. Stop treating them as opposites
The Guardian: Being Human festival offers a nightmare and walk on water
BBC News: Museum website says ‘homo-erotic’ is top 10 search
BBC Radio 3 – Free Thinking: Medical Surgery Past and Present
THE: Students perform in a cemetery to ‘give the dead a voice
THE: Tweeting philosopher launches book of short-form musings
THE: Pub crawl and ‘zombie walk’ win funding to promote humanities
The Times: Academics turn to flash mobs and zombies to bring humanities alive
The Guardian: The sweet smell of Amsterdam … and it’s not just cannabis, say odour mappers
The Debrief: Cheap things to do this weekend November 14 + 15