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WOW - Women of the World Cambridge

Event: 137 WOW - Women of the World is a festival of talks, debates, music, film, comedy, performance and conversation that celebrates the talents of women and girls from all walks of life and all parts of the world. WOW asks what obstacles exist that prevent women from realising their potential...

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Events on language, linguistics and identity

This year's festival has a bumper selection of events dealing with language and linguistics, especially on the Festival Saturday. Here are just a few highlights of what's on offer. How language shapes our identity Saturday 25 October: 2:30pm - 3:30pm LG17, Faculty of Law, Sidgwick Site, CB3 9DZ The way we speak and write...

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Environment and conservation events at the Festival of Ideas

Are you interested in climate change, conservation and the environment? We have a wide selection of events for you at this year's Festival. Consumers or citizens? How do we make choices and why does it matter? Wednesday 22 October: 7:30pm - 9:30pm Friends Meeting House, Aldren Wright Room, 12 Jesus Lane, CB5 8BA Many of us...

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Fiction

Event: 165

Fuel presents Fiction Conceived by David Rosenberg and Glen Neath

You are invited to a lecture. You know that the subject is probably important and it would be useful to hear what the speaker has to say but you can’t keep your eyes open. You will fall...

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Latest news

Phantom Voices to debut at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas

23 October 2014

A new project from vocal ensemble The Clerks explores the puzzling experience of musical hallucinations Gramophone Award-winning ensemble The Clerks follow up their cutting-edge music/science project Tales from Babel with a new programme— Phantom Voices —about the way the mind imagines music, and what happens when the...

Where did computational thinking originate? Could Cambridge be a smarter city? How is ubiquitous surveillance changing us? Cambridge Festival of Ideas tackles technology

21 October 2014

Dr Tony Hey, Vice President of Microsoft Research, will speak on 29 October about the origins and future of computational thinking, from Alan Turing’s work through to the future of artificial intelligence in ‘ The computing universe ’. His book of the same name will be published in November by Cambridge University Press...

An interview with Dr Chamion Caballero

21 October 2014

Dr Chamion Caballero, a senior research fellow at London Southbank University, is speaking at the Mixed race: the future of identity politics in Britain debate on 25th October. Her research formed the basis of the BBC's recent Mixed Britannia series, fronted by George Alagaiah. With Dr Peter Aspinall of Kent University...

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20 October - 2 November

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22 September

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Event: 235

Each year the Cambridge Young Composer of the Year competition provides a platform for exciting new compositions by young people, 17 years and under, in Cambridgeshire. Selections from this year's entries will be played at this event by the Dr K Sextet - a...

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