Dundee University is once again a key part of Being Human, the UK’s national celebration of the humanities. The festival takes place between the 12th and 22nd of November, with the theme built around “The Lunar City”.

Despite the ongoing need for social distancing and Covid-19 restrictions, over 200 workshops, screenings, talks as well as readings will take place across the whole of the UK. Dundee University will take part by hosting socially distanced in-person events at the DCA and Dundee Science Centre alongside online events.

The programme will kick off with lunar story-telling, a day in the life of an astronaut, poetry, comic book launches, crafts, an exploration of Dundee’s Moon Hoax as well as a private screening of Moon.

Dr Daniel Cook from Dundee University’s English department speaks about the events, “The Being Human festival is always a highlight in our calendar as we explore Dundee’s connections with great writer, thinkers and doers. This year we’ll be heading to the moon and back, figurately speaking – taking you from lockdown to countdown, as it were.”

The festival itself is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London and is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.

Keep an eye out on the blog for more updates about the event or have a look at the Being Human website:

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