Hands-On Humanities Day

Date(s) - 19/Nov/2016
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Avenue Campus Events

Hands-On Humanities is a day-long event kicking off a week of Human Worlds Festival events.



Free to attend and open to the whole family, join us on the Avenue Campus* Saturday, November 19th, from 10:30-4:30pm to explore what the Humanities and beyond are up to at the University of Southampton. Be sure to book your free tickets online now.

Hands-On Humanities features a range of activities and events surrounding this year’s festival theme of Hope and Fear, alongside the theme of the national Humanities festival, Being Human.

Activities and opportunities for fun and learning for all ages will be numerous!

Events include:

As well as these events we have a series of stalls with even more student-led activities. These include the History of Film, with current Film students showing you how far film has come since it was invented, with the chance to see how a modern camera works! and Philosophy of Fairy Tales, with Philosophy students demonstrating how our favourite fairy tale characters teach us about morality from childhood. Additionally we have Archaeology with Life at the Cutting Edge- learn about and participate in research with the Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins (CAHO). Take a dexterity test and learn about how the latest technology helps understand Stone Age tool use. Archaeology will also run a stall in room 1143 Come Dine with Me: Old Stone Age Special. 

Plus- see exhibitions from the Parkes Institute and the Southampton German Festival’s (Oct 8-22) photo exhibition, ‘Der andere Blick – Germany and Austria untold.’ This exhibition features photographs taken by students of German (Department of Modern Languages) during their Year Abroad in Germany and Austria. The photographers were encouraged to select an image for the competition which depicted their personal experience of the places they got to know, and what living in Germany or Austria meant to them.

Additionally, visit our Community History Learning Programme volunteer’s stalls to find out about students working with the local Swaythling community to bring history to life, and explore real-life soldier Richard’s World War One digital diary.

Learn more about all of the events by visiting their individual pages by clicking on their links above.

*For detailed directions on how to reach the Avenue Campus, and information on parking, please visit this map link.

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