POSTED: September 24, 2016


The ESRC Festival of Social Science is a week-long celebration of the social sciences and social science research with free-to-attend events across the UK. Suitable for all ages and levels of interest, the events are organised as public debates, conferences, workshops, interactive seminars, film screenings, virtual exhibitions and more.

The festival is taking place from 5-12 November and is designed to provide insights into some of the country’s leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives – both now and in the future. The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity is contributing to the series with an event at the University of Surrey:


Guildford, 10 November 2016

This lunchtime workshop is open to interested members of the public to join University of Surrey students for an interactive discussion on what it could mean to have a society and economy of ‘sustainable prosperity’ – ways of working, consuming and producing that don’t cost the Earth and that can enhance wellbeing.

Participants will be introduced to the work of CUSP, and will take part in roundtable discussions on what sustainable prosperity means to them. We’ll be looking at the big themes of the CUSP programme – how we understand ‘the good life’, what role arts and culture play in our wellbeing, what kind of economy and work we want to see in future, and how can we have more happiness and fun while consuming less ’stuff’?

Everyone’s contributions will play a part in shaping the research agenda for CUSP over the next 5 years. If you are interested in joining the workshop, please email Gemma Birkett at


Room: 22BA02
University of Surrey
Guildford GU2 7XH


Thursday, 10 November 2016


For further details, please contact Gemma Birkett.

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