Society matters LIVE is an in-person event series organised by Aston University in collaboration with Café Artum at Hockley Social Club.

The events, which are held at Café Artum in Birmingham, showcase some of the fascinating research taking place by academics within the College of Business and Social Sciences.

These events are free to attend and open to all members of the public. As there is limited capacity at the venue, tickets will be given on a first come, first served basis.

What I Choose Birmingham says about us:

"Aston University, always at the forefront of Brum's iteration of Pint of Science (when scientists teach you a little while you're sat in the cradling surrounds of a pub) have stepped up to the plate again to give learning a lick of lovely with lessons in a wine bar. Welcome to Society Matters: Live, for the intellectually curious. The emphasis is very much on a chinwag rather than a lecture and you're encouraged to join is as much or as little as you like.”

Society Matters LIVE shows how research really matters and makes enormously positive changes in the everyday. Academic research is not an impermeable concept and we're here to prove that.

Upcoming events

Online Dating: Romance or Fraud?

Online Dating: Romance or Fraud?

Thursday 27 June 2024, 17:30 – 19:00 BST, Café Artum

Do you use online dating apps? Or do you know someone who uses them? Are you interested in finding out how online dating apps work, and how to watch out for fraud? If yes, join Dr Rasha Kassem (Senior Lecturer, Aston University) for an enlightening event that uncovers the intricate world of romance fraud, where emotions can be manipulated

Past events

Society matters podcast

Can't wait to get down to Café Artum for one of the live events? You might be interested in listening to the Society matters podcast.

Here's the latest episode:

You can catch up on all previous podcast episodes here.