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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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​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...

The European cost of culture and stability—an open debate

30 October 2014

Do we want to get out of the EU before understanding what we get out of it? Euroscepticism is on the rise and will be tackled head-on this Friday night at a prestigious event in Cambridge. Experts from Switzerland, Cyprus, Belgium and the UK will challenge views of what cost means in terms of national control and...

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Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2015
19 October - 1 November

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