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This event will take the form of an interactive walking tour of the central residential areas of Derry city.

Participants will learn about the process of urban redevelopment that took place between the 1950s and 1970s, and how this impacted on the people who lived in streets and neighbourhoods now gone or rendered unrecognisable.

Can a deep engagement with the stories of everyday life in the past help us build a more sustainable urban future?

Attendees can expect to learn about the city's social history in this period and how place is central to how people define their identity and live their everyday lives. Images, maps and testimonies will be relayed to participants as we progress through the streets.

The walk will last 90 minutes. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella/raincoat for wet weather.

This event is part of the 2022 ESRC Festival of Social Science.  Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University have come together to produce an exciting and varied programme of events.

The Festival of Social Science is an annual celebration of research and knowledge about humans and society and celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022. It’s an opportunity for anyone to explore topics relating to social science – from health and wellbeing to crime, equality, education and identity.

The festival is led and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

A full listing of events can be found at Festival of Science.

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Friday 4 November

2pm to 3.30pm

Cenotaph (War Memorial) at the Diamond, in the centre of Derry

Dr Adrian Grant