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Invitation to attend Social Science in the FSA event

Registration is now open for the Symposium on Social Science in the Food Standards Agency being held as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. The event will take places in London on 6 November 2017.

The symposium offers an excellent opportunity for anyone in the social science community keen to hear about how social science directly informs real life policy making in a government context, learn about the work and priorities of the FSA and engage directly with its officials, researchers and academic reviewer.

It will showcase our current work and the future direction of our social science research. You’ll hear about innovative and collaborative projects as well as the outcome of the recent review of our work by King's College London, and find out about the research-policy interface and how you can engage.


This day-long workshop will run as an interactive symposium including presentations from a range of speakers, discussions, a networking lunch and post-event drinks.

Workshop sessions will focus on:

  • protecting consumer interests in relation to food
  • ensuring food is safe and what it says it is
  • being an excellent, accountable and modern regulator

Read the full agenda for the event.

Event registration

To attend the event, register online via Eventbrite

About the ESRC Festival of Social Science

The 2017 ESRC Festival of Social Science takes place from 4-11November with over 300 free events across the UK. The festival, now in its fifteenth year, is designed to promote awareness of social science research by enabling scientists to engage with the public through debates, talks, workshops, seminars, film screenings, theatre, exhibitions and much more. The festival is a unique opportunity for people to meet with some of the country’s leading social scientists and to discover more about the role research plays in their everyday life. A full programme is available at


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