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Event recordings

A selection of event recordings from the 2016 Festival is available.

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Programme now available

The programme for the 2016 Cambridge Festival of Ideas is now available.

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A selection of articles and features from the Festival, including speaker spotlights.

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2016 marks the ninth year of the Festival of Ideas.

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Latest news

Cambridge prepares for the first bumper weekend of Festival of Ideas

19 October 2016

The first packed weekend of the 2016 Cambridge Festival of Ideas is fast approaching with over 60 events on Saturday being hosted at the Sidgwick site and venues across the city centre. In addition, there are numerous events for children and families.

Ninth Cambridge Festival of Ideas kicks off

17 October 2016

The Festival covers a huge range of some of the biggest social, political and cultural issues of our time, from our digital future to human trafficking, Europe, religion and nationalism and academic freedom. Now in its ninth year, the two-week long Festival is teeming with over 200 events, from films and plays to exhibitions to talks, most of them free.

When religion meets nationalism

14 October 2016

Nationalism and religion are two of the dominant political forces in today's world. What happens when they come together and is it always a bad thing? A debate at this year's Cambridge Festival of Idea will examine whether it is necessarily a recipe for greater conflict and division and whether it can have a positive...

Festival information

17 - 30 October 2016


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