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Human Worlds Festival is the University of Southampton's annual celebration of Humanities.

This year’s Festival runs mainly online with featured events and activities taking place across 10 days.

The Festival runs in parallel with the Being Human festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities.



To help you navigate and explore the Human Worlds Festival’s rich programme, we have gathered most activities and events in a few featured sections.

* Since 2020 will go down in history as a year of profound changes that will shape our lives in the decades to come, we decided to extend our Festival’s programme, starting with Black History Month last October. Recordings of some of the pre-festival events in the past weeks have now being included to the programme and are available for you to enjoy from the safety of your home.







For visitors: if you are interested in Human Worlds Festival 2020, follow the link to sign up to our Festival mailing list. We will inform you once the programme has been published and tickets are available for booking.

For external exhibitors: if you are interested in taking part as an exhibitor to Human Worlds Festival 2020, follow the link to sign up to our Exhibitors mailing list. We will inform you once the call for exhibitors is open and the website is accepting submissions.