Festival of Ideas

Programmed by Edge Hill University’s leading Research Institutes, the Festival of Ideas is a series of talks, exhibitions and performances to engage academics, students and members of the public in conversations upon a common theme.

This year throughout May and June, the festival will explore the prism of Equalities, incorporating the 100th anniversary of women of a certain criteria getting the vote, as well as responding to other current topics in the media. It aims to open up interdisciplinary debate about past injustices and what can be done to work together to formulate an equitable future society.

Academics from the university will present their most current and innovative research to a public audience, in an accessible and interactive environment. The Festival invites special guest speakers and performers to join the discussion to entertain and inspire.

EQUALITIES draws on academic strands within the University’s three research institutes:

  • The Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice (I4P)
    Cross-disciplinary research and knowledge exchange.
  • The Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE)
    Connecting the University to the creative industries.
  • The Postgraduate Medical Institute (PGMI)
    Driving improvements in health and social care.


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