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

The Human World Festival 2020 will begin on Thursday 12th and conclude Sunday 22nd November, running in parallel with the Being Human festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities.

Hands-On Humanities Day is planned to take place on Saturday 14th November, from 10:30 to 16:30, at the University of Southampton Avenue Campus (SO17 1BF), depending upon Government and University guidelines closer to the time.

Most of the wider festival programme will be in a digital format, with talks, workshops, live performances, videos, podcasts and downloadable resources.

The provisional programme will be released early in the autumn.



A special late-opening event, Humanities Late, took place on Friday 22nd November at the John Hansard Gallery and City Eye.

Hands-On Humanities Day took place on Saturday 23rd November - located at/in partnership with John Hansard GalleryCity EyeNuffield Southampton Theatres City (NST City) and Solent Showcase.

Explore what went on via the links below.




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.