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Three must-see theatre performances at this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Cruelty, austerity and vulture capitalism take centre stage during this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas theatre performance series.

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Original courtroom drama: Kepler’s witch trial becomes an opera

The trial in which the famous astronomer, Johannes Kepler, defended his mother from accusations of witchcraft has been turned into an opera, following new research into the original 17th Century legal proceedings.

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Academic freedom and the history of tests head education debates at Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Academic freedom is the focus of two major debates at this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas. The debates cover both domestic and international issues. One is on free speech at UK universities and covers everything from safe spaces to the right to offend; the other is on threats to academic freedom around the world. They...

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New book overturns assumptions about famous 1986 summit on nuclear weapons

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.

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Political events at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 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.

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Artworks that cross the boundaries between the natural and the digital

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.

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Bookings set to open for Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Bookings open next Monday [26th September] for the 2016 Cambridge Festival of Ideas, with a host of events and discussions on issues ranging from the risk of another global financial crash and the rise of populism to whether our identities are becoming more fluid.

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Programme launched for Cambridge Festival of Ideas 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...

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Curtains drawn on Cambridge Festival of Ideas 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...

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Festival of Ideas culminates with another packed weekend

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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