CaCHE events during the Festival of Social Science


The ESRC Festival of Social Science, which will run from 2-9 November 2019, is a celebration of the social sciences. It offers a fascinating insight into some of the leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives – both now and in the future.

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) will be running three events during this year’s festival.

Tenements talking

2 November 2019, Glasgow (open event)

CaCHE Research Associate, Dr Bilge Serin, invites participants to join her for a walk among the tenements of Glasgow and to listen to their tumultuous stories. During the workshop, attendees will walk among the tenements as living monuments of the change of Glasgow’s urban scene within the last century. The group will discuss tenements’ stories starting from their construction and moving to the rent strikes which took place in Glasgow tenement neighbourhoods and spread over the UK.

If you would like to come along to this free event, sign up on the Eventbrite page.

Housing (un)affordability for young people

6 November 2019, London (invite only)

For several decades, rising house prices, high rents and gentrification have prevented the young and less wealthy from getting their foot on the housing ladder. This event, which is led by Dr Chris Foye and Jeff Matsu, will explore the causes and effects of housing (un)affordability with one of the groups most affected: 16-18 year old state school pupils in London.

To learn more about this event and our work in this area, contact Dr Chris Foye

At home in the East End: Engaging Glasgow residents in housing research

6 November 2019, Glasgow

The CaCHE team in Glasgow have established a Glasgow East End Knowledge Exchange Hub, which is made up of local practitioners, residents and other interested parties. Over the past five months, this group has gathered evidence on three high priority issues that affect the lives of people living and working in the East End. Together, the group have produced a report which summarises the findings and presents a list of practical policy recommendations.

This event will share the findings from this report, including what matters most to people living in this part of the city, and how we can use research and evidence to make a difference.

To register to attend this workshop, contact Dr Gareth James

Visit the ESRC website to find out more about the Festival of Social Science 2019.


Date: October 9, 2019 12:56 pm


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