Being Human 2017 press breakfast

Being Human 2017 press breakfast


The breakfast will offer a first look at the Being Human festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. Speakers will be from the universities of Manchester, Nottingham Trent, Westminster, De Montfort and the School of Advanced Study.  

They will cover a wide range of festival events – from the causes and consequences of sleep loss to a celebration of teenage identity through the everydayness of shoes and to the rise and fall of British wrestling. We’ll also be joined by researchers who are tapping into black British music and sound system culture. More details below.

The event will be held at The Foundling Museum, offering you a private viewing of ‘Basic Instincts’ the museum’s latest exhibition, which uses the radical paintings of Joseph Highmore to explore Georgian attitudes to love, desire and female respectability.



The Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square


Wednesday 1 November, 9–10.30am (doors open at 8.30am)