We are excited to announce that Northumbria University’s programme of events for this year’s Being Human Festival has now gone live.

Being Human is the national festival of the humanities, and this year Northumbria is one of only five institutions that have been awarded Research Hub status. This means that, working alongside community partners and with Tyne and Wear Archives & Museums, Northumbria researchers will deliver an exciting programme of free events that celebrate two iconic treasures of the North East: The Lindisfarne Gospels and Hadrian’s Wall.  

This autumn, the Lindisfarne Gospels, the most spectacular surviving Anglo-Saxon manuscript, returns to the region for exhibition.

Hadrian’s Wall is the preeminent monument of Roman Britain, and this year marks 1900 years since construction began. Our programme celebrates how the research of Northumbria academics enriches our everyday lives through a variety of fun, family-friendly, and thought-provoking activities.  

The festival takes place 10-19 November, and you can find full details of Northumbria’s programme here: https://www.beinghumanfestival.org/2022/festival-hubs/newcastle We kick off the festival with our headline event on 10 November – a bumper evening of free activities, performances, film screenings, and more at the Great North Museum: Hancock’s Museum Late

More details will be shared in the coming weeks, including on social media using #BeingHuman2022 – please spread the word about what promises to be a wonderful series of events!  

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