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Ideas in Focus - call for photographs

A chance to showcase your research in public locations across Cambridge We invite submissions of photographs taken by University of Cambridge students (undergraduate and graduate) and early-career researchers in the arts, humanities, or social sciences which capture the essence of your research. We are looking for...

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Festival 2014

The Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2014 featured over 250 events, including debates, workshops, exhibitions, performances and talks for everyone . The Festival also featured Curating Cambridge: our cities, our stories, our stuff , a five week programme of events led by the University of Cambridge Museums working with many...

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Audio recordings of selected talks will be available here as soon as possible after the event.

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Latest news

Festival of Ideas 2015 promises to ‘question everything’

26 May 2015

Debates on censorship and free speech, war and the survival of the human race, and a number of experimental, performance-based events aimed at questioning our perceptions of the world head a packed programme at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas this autumn. The 2015 Festival, which runs from 19 October until 1 November...

​Cambridge Festival of Ideas wraps up biggest year yet

4 November 2014

The street banners are down, the fuchsia-clad volunteers have gone home. But the ideas shared over the fortnight of art, social sciences and culture still echo for thousands of attendees, inspiring conversations and sparking new interests. It was the biggest Festival of Ideas yet, featuring over 250 events and 20,000...

Jim Al-Khalili – The Edge of Life

31 October 2014

The further you go in science, the more it breaks down into sub-disciplines, the more specialised you get and the more isolated you become from other areas of scientific discovery. Yet, some of the biggest discoveries and most exciting advances come from the edges, places where sub-disciplines overlap. That is the...

Festival information

Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2015
19 October - 1 November

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