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Programme now available

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

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Features

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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New book overturns assumptions about famous 1986 summit on nuclear weapons

26 September 2016

The celebrated Reykjavik summit in October 1986 between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev was not a disaster, as commonly thought. Instead it marked an important step towards the US and Russia radically reducing their nuclear arsenals, the Cambridge Festival of Ideas will hear next month.

Political events at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2016

26 September 2016

Political debate on subjects ranging from globalisation and the future of Europe to the rise of populism, Putin's Russia and the US elections will be high on the agenda of this year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

Artworks that cross the boundaries between the natural and the digital

21 September 2016

Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2016 presents a series of immersive artworks that cross the boundaries between the natural and the digital, and investigate what it means to be human now and in the future.

Festival information

17 - 30 October 2016

Bookings open on Monday 26 September 2016

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