Who are we?
Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, Being Human is a national forum for public engagement with humanities research. The festival highlights the ways in which the humanities can inspire and enrich our everyday lives, help us to understand ourselves, our relationships with others, and the challenges we face in a changing world.
In 2016 Being Human featured over 250 events in 45 towns and cities across the UK, engaging the public with big questions, big debates and innovative activities focused around the theme of ‘hope and fear’.
How are we run?
Being Human is led by the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy. This partnership draws together the three major bodies dedicated to supporting and promoting humanities research in the UK and internationally.
Professor Sarah Churchwell – Festival Director
Dr Michael Eades – Festival Curator and Manager
Jo Chard – Festival Coordinator
Dr Kristan Tetens – Communications Manager
Dr Amanda Phipps – Public Engagement Assistant
Charlotte Bell – Public Engagement Assistant
The festival is also overseen by a steering committee comprising of representatives from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.
Contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org