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

It is a free series of events for members of the public, including families, to explore the humanities and beyond. In the past years, most of the events took place at the University's Avenue Campus, which is the home of the Faculty of Humanities, including disciplines such as Archaeology, English, Film, History, Modern Languages, Music and Philosophy.

The week usually starts/concludes with our Hands-on Humanities Day, a free family-friendly event with interactive hands-on activities, workshops, and talks from across our Faculties.

The Human Worlds Festival was first launched in 2014 and runs every year to coincide with Being Human festival, the UK's national celebration of humanities research.

Over the last few years, we have opened participation to external exhibitors including local bookstores, schools, community groups, cultural venues and other research institutions.

The Festival is organised by a small dedicated Festival team - part of the Public Engagement with Research unit (PERu) at the University of Southampton - who cures all sides of the event from planning to evaluation, and takes pride in delivering the best possible experience to everyone involved, from volunteers to visitors.

Alongside Human Worlds, the Festival team organises the newer Southampton Science and Engineering Festival (SOTSEF), a week of events to explore and discover what the world of science and engineering has to offer - running in parallel with British Science Week