Dogs in Shoes and Global Issues
Brum's Festival of Social Science
Benjamin Franklin once said "tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” But he also said "genius without education is like a dog without shoes" so I don't know what to believe any more. Either way, learning even when you're older seems to enrich the soul and the University of Birmingham is gearing up to host its largest-ever Festival of Social Science, spanning topics from climate change to societal change and offering us all the opportunity to reflect on ‘Our Changing World’. Taking place throughout November, the Festival offers a programme of free virtual and physical events during which we're invited to play an active part in discussions about global challenges and how they are transforming the way we live, work and interact. As our lives fall back into a sort of normality, the transition between pre and post pandemic life has highlighted our continuing global challenges, issues relating to climate change, economic recovery and social inequalities remain biggies. Headlining will be an event looking at sport for a new generation, a panel discussion bringing together academics and industry experts where attendees will hear commentary on character and value in sport, inclusion and empowering coaching, as well as fan ownership of football. It's a broad church, this year, proper 'something for everyone' stuff, so take a look at the full line-up.
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