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SAMUEL LEGG

BA Primary Education (University Of Chester) & PgDip Social Anthropology (University Of Manchester)

Samuel Legg, our Sound Team lead, is a Primary Education and Social Anthropology graduate interested in engaging new audiences with social science research. He fronts an anthropology-themed band (Academic People Watchers) and is experimenting with using comedy to disseminate anthropology beyond academia. His research, about using music to engage audiences outside academic bubbles with anthropology, has been shared at the RAI Youth Conference (2018) and MASSmcr’s Sound Waves Conference (2019).

In 2020, Samuel also released a short film about Gnome Island in Salford Quays. This was premiered at a live event (The Talleyrand, Manchester) themed around an anthropologist accidentally submitting their ethnographic film to Top Of The Pops, an easy mistake of course. The night featured a range of local talent, ranging from a persian santur player to pop clowns, enticing a wide audience to learn about and discuss anthropology in a non-traditional environment.