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We aim to make Hands-on Humanities Day an enjoyable experience accessible to everyone.

Our Festival team (lime t-shirts) and Student Ambassadors (purple or blue t-shirts) will try their best to assist you during your visit.

There will be a Welcome Desk located at the entrance of Building 65 if you have any queries upon arrival.

Printed flyers with the event map and activities programme will be available.  If you wish to print a copy of the map in A3 for easier readability, please contact us


The first car park at the entrance, on the right, is currently reserved exclusively for the Covid-19 Walk-through Testing Site. Please do not use this space.

Parking for Festival visitors will be situated at the end of Building 65, just keep left after the COVID-19 testing site. Dedicated bays for Blue Badge holders are located at the side of Building 65a – take the first left just after entering the campus from Highfield Road.

Quiet Room

A Quiet Room (for some peace and privacy) is located at the back of Building 65, in Seminar Room 1143.


Hands-on Humanities Day is breastfeeding-friendly, please feel free to feed wherever is comfortable and convenient for you and your baby.

The Quiet Room (detailed above) will have chairs available.

Hearing Loop

All the rooms where talks and workshops are taking place equipped with induction loop for hearing aid users.

Sensory overload

The Hands-on Humanities Day programme sometimes includes some activities with loud noises, flashing lights and darkened spaces. Please check the individual activity information on our website to inform your choice of activity.

Please note that a Quiet Room (see above) will be available. Please ask a member of the Festival team (lime t-shirt) or a Student Ambassador (purple or blue t-shirt) for directions to the room if needed.

Special routes and toilets for wheelchair users

Please be aware that the building we are using has one connecting ramp between spaces.  All events and activities will take place on the ground floor (connected to the main entrance by a ramp) and in the level grassed area just outside the building.

Toilets for disabled persons are available at the back of Building 65, in Room 1147.

For more information on accessibility, please refer to University of Southampton's website.

If you require further assistance on the day, please get in touch asap by emailing us at