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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 coming soon.

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2016 marks the ninth year of the Festival of Ideas.

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Programme launched for Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2016

25 August 2016

In what continues to be an extraordinary year of change, Cambridge Festival of Ideas returns for the ninth year to tackle some of the pressing global challenges we face, from migration and human trafficking to Brexit and the ethical dimensions of gene editing and human enhancement. This year the Festival, which runs from...

Curtains drawn on Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2015

3 November 2015

The Cambridge Festival of Ideas drew to a close on Sunday, following two intellectually exhilarating weeks packed with 250 events, covering everything from censorship and freedom of speech to privacy in the digital age and the nature of democracy. This year, the Festival welcomed 23,000 and counting, and had a more...

Festival of Ideas culminates with another packed weekend

28 October 2015

How has prejudice towards gay men evolved? What forms does Islamophobia take in Britain today? How much power do the media have in the science-religion debate? These questions and more will be explored during the final packed weekend of the 2015 Cambridge Festival of Ideas, which will see over 60 events across the weekend...

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17 - 30 October 2016

Bookings open on Monday 26 September 2016

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