The Festival Team

The ESRC Festival of Social Science is coordinated and managed by the ESRC Communications team. The team are on hand to answer any questions and queries you may have about the week.

For further information please contact the Festival team at festival@esrc.ac.uk, or:


  • Sue Haydock: Festival manager
    Email: sue.haydock@esrc.ac.uk
    Telephone: 01793 444142 
  • Melanie Knetsch: Deputy Head of Communications and Public Engagement
    Email: melanie.knetsch@esrc.ac.uk
    Telephone: 01793 413049
  • ESRC Communications and Public Engagement Team
    Polaris House
    North Star Avenue
    Swindon SN2 1UJ
    Email: festival@esrc.ac.uk