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Speaker spotlight: Judith Aronson

Judith Aronson, a former Sunday Telegraph photographer, has spent much of the past 40 years taking portraits of writers, poets, artists and academics. Her work is held in many leading private and public collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, London. She will be giving a talk on Friday 23 October based on her...

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Festival of Ideas 2015 audio programme

The complete audio programme for the 2015 Cambridge Festival of Ideas is available below. Please contact us if you would like all or part of the printed programme in an alternative format.

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Neoliberalising old age

8 October 2015

Should old age be accorded a privileged status? Or is the concept of old age an outmoded relic of the past? Governments are encouraging later-life working and state pension ages are being raised. There is also a growing debate on intergenerational equity and on ageism/age discrimination. John Macnicol, one of Europe's...

Capturing the power of imagination in family events at Cambridge Festival of Ideas

7 October 2015

Discover your superhero powers and learn how medieval families can be just as dysfunctional as modern ones and how Vikings were just as into pop culture as we are. Uncover the power of imagination and creativity through engaging performance, play and hands-on activities suitable for children and families at this year’s...


7 October 2015

Cambridge Junction’s autumn season continues on Wednesday 21st October with #TORYCORE; a part avant-garde metal and part theatre piece which forms part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. Part metal-recital, part exorcism, #TORYCORE combines sludge and doom metal with the Budget speech 2015; a pounding subverbal deathgrowl...

Festival information

19 October - 1 November 2015

Bookings now open!



Download a printable copy of the programme here.


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