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Being Human - a festival of the humanities

Now in its fourth year, the Being Human 2017 festival will take place 17-25 November.

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Our theme this year is Lost and Found

A variety of events from shipwrecks and lost treasure to histories uncovered in archives the programme demonstrated how humanities research is shaping the debates and shifting our understanding of the human world.

Events include the history of language and music, walking tours of landscapes and cities, explorations of art and the senses, and discussions of cricket and British wrestling. From the preview event at the British Museum to activities taking place at the five festival hubs 0 Belfast, Dundee, Glasgow, Nottingham and Swansea - to activities in more than 50 cities and towns across the UK.

In 2017 we will be taking Being Human event further out into the world, with our first programme of international events.