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Speaker spotlight: Professor Alan Sked

Alan Sked is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and founder of UKIP. He will be taking part in the panel discussion, Can Europe keep the peace? on 24 th October with Robert Tombs, Professor of History at the University of Cambridge and Labour MEP Mary Honeyball, Socialist & Democrat...

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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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Education debates at this year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas

1 October 2015

Faith in schools, open access and language teaching through football to be debated at the Festival Does religious education have any relevance or value in British schools today? Is football a good vehicle for teaching languages? Can society afford open access to research? These current issues in education form part of this...

Cambridge Festival of Ideas debates pressing questions about new technology

30 September 2015

The dangers of computers that predict our personalities or make decisions for us, issues of security and privacy, and forms of resistance grounded in new technology inspire some of the discussions on technology at this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas, which runs from 19 October – 1 November. Computers have the potential...

Exploring the impact of religion and faith

28 September 2015

A conversation exploring the implications of trans identities for religious faith headlines a range of events that examine the impact of religion and faith in today’s world at this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas, which runs from Monday 19 October until Sunday 1 November. Speakers include former Archbishop of Canterbury...

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19 October - 1 November 2015

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