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Hands-On Humanities Day 2022

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Join researchers and artists for an interactive day focused on humanities and the arts at the University of Southampton Avenue Campus.

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Join researchers and artists at the University of Southampton for a family-friendly day packed with interactive activities, workshops, talks, exhibitions and live performances, suitable for all ages. You will be given an insight into the amazing humanities research that takes place at the University of Southampton, as well as the role the humanities play in shaping our local communities.

Help our archaeologists unearth the finds, be transported by a magical story, express your deepest thoughts, experience distant cultures, or go on a historical adventure. From archaeology, history and philosophy to modern languages, English literature and music, through the arts and with the addition of just a pinch of science!

Expect to immerse yourself in an interactive world of words, sounds, colours and rhymes that will shape your journey to explore the human within.

The event is FREE to attend, but we require all guests to book a general admission ticket in advance.

For more information about the programme, visit

If you have any additional needs, you can start planning your experience by visiting the ‘Accessibility’section on our website. To organise your journey to Hands-on Humanities Day please visit the ‘Find us’ section on our web page. For all other queries, please visit our comprehensive FAQs area.

Hands-on Humanities Day is part of the Being Human festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, taking place 10 -19 November 2022. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see

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Hands-on Humanities Day is the concluding event of Southampton Arts and Humanities Festival10th – 19th November 2022, the University of Southampton’s annual celebration of humanities and the arts.

Follow #UoSArtsHumFest on social media to stay up-to-date with the latest news, new events and activities announcements.

Never been to Hands-on Humanities Day before? Then watch the following video from last November 2021 to find out what Hands-on Humanities Day is all about.

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Location and contact

Avenue Campus

Highfield Road
SO17 1BF