The full programme for the Being Human festival is now available!

banner_blogWe are pleased to announce the schedule of events for this November’s Being Human: Religion and Me festival. Click here to see the full programme!

All are welcome to talks, discussions, activities, and films, each of which explores religion and the human experience. Our contributors and collaborators represent various disciplines in the Humanities, as well as Medicine, Psychology, Biological Sciences, Cancer Research UK, the National Oceanography Centre, and more.

Please have a look at our programme, as there is surely something for everyone. Further, all events are open to the public, and most are free. Many are also family-friendly, particularly at our main festival event, the Being Human Fair on November 22nd.

The festival will commence on November 2nd at 6pm, with a talk by Prof Ros King on “Beyond religious divides: Shakespeare and religion.” Later in the evening (7:30pm), take a trip down to Solent University Cinema to watch the film “Macario,” with an introductory talk by Rodrigo Ortiz-Vazquez on the Day of the Dead as part of Mexico Week.

We look forward to seeing you!

Introducing Being Human: Religion and Me


What is religion?  How does it affect our lives today?  How has it shaped our society, art and literature?

Join the University of Southampton for a full month of public events celebrating the humanities, overlapping with the national Being Human festival that runs November 12th through 22nd. Experts in archaeology, literature, languages, history, music, film, philosophy and beyond will guide you in exploring “religion and me” this November. We look forward to welcoming both the local community and academic community to share in the ways humanities research is changing how we see the world and enriching our lives.

Many events are free of charge and all are open to everyone, taking place at the University’s Avenue Campus and across the city.