Social Science in the City: A UWE public engagement initiative

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Illustration by Harry Morgan

Are you concerned about the breakdown of communities; the work-life balance; the city as a space to think and dream as well as to live? Do you have questions about the role of education or the personal and social consequences of globalisation?

The Social Science in the City events are designed to engage the public in research, and ideas being pursued by UWE staff from across the university.

If you are interested in finding out more about the research introduced by presenters please contact:

Dr Stella Maile E-mail

or contact one of the co-conveners listed here


Latest Events

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Screening of the film "America the Beautiful Part 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth"

followed by an interview with the director Darryl Roberts

Further information

Watershed, Bristol
‘I love you more’: modern childhoods and children’s emotional labour

Anne-Marie Cummins, Senior Lecture in Sociology, University of the West of England

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Bristol Folk House
40A Park St, Bristol, Avon BS1 5JG


Latest News

New Video

From the Social Science in the City Philosophy About Town Stream event "The Meaning of Europe" - The Ambassador Q and A Session

Find out more about the Philosophy About Town Stream

The Food That Connects Us All, Friday Night

Enjoy these illustrations from one of our recent events - 'The Food that Connects us All'.

Thanks to Harry Morgan for capturing so superbly, the liveliness of a fantastic evening!

For further information about UWE illustration student, Harry's work go to:


Click here to view the illustrations

Vodcasts (Video Podcasts)

 Video clips have been taken from our Social Science in the City, UWE, public engagement events.

  • Exploring Hopes, Fears and Practices of Bio-sensing Technology
  • Brilliant Bugs Battling Cancer

They represent an attempt to join up social sciences with natural and life-science research and are aimed at improving understanding and application of research findings. We consider these events in terms of facilitating a partnership approach to improved understanding and practice.

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Dr Francesco Tava discusses with Darian Meacham

  • The philosophical and political significance of laughter
  • What is Marxist Humanism and what role did it play in the dissident Central European Marxism of the late 1960s and early 70s 

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Dementia Health Integration Team request completion of survey

Dear Colleagues

The Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT) is carrying out an online survey
to gather baseline information on attitudes toward Dementia in Bristol and South Gloucestershire and have asked us to assist in publicising this within our professional networks to encourage as many responses as possible. The HIT will repeat this survey again in a year to see if its activities and initiatives have improved attitudes.

The survey takes only a few minutes to complete and responses are anonymous. Taking some time to complete this (if you haven’t done so already) would be enormously helpful for the HIT’s evaluation. In addition, the HIT would be happy for you to forward the link on to friends and relatives living within Bristol and South Gloucestershire as they are seeking opinions from as many people as possible - teenagers, people of working age, people who might work in dementia care, people who may never have heard of dementia, people affected by dementia either directly or indirectly.


For further information on Social Science in the City please contact:

Dr Stella Maile (Convener)

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Whatever your professional development needs, UWE Bristol has a range of options to help you achieve your goals

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Student Social Science in the City ™

A public engagement project for final year Sociology and Criminology students who would like to share their final year work with other students in the city and region.

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What are we reading?

Social Science in the City Reading Group

Join in the discussion!

The Social Science in the City Reading Group meets to choose and discuss books which are helpful to further reflection and discussion about pressing social issues of the day.

If you would like to join the reading group please email: