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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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Debate on war, censorship and propaganda at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Does censorship during wartime work and has it changed over time? What are the issues for broadcasters in a world of 24/7 news and social media? Can national media be truly independent at a time of war? A debate at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas on war, censorship and propaganda on Thursday seeks to answer all these...

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The power of the media in the science-religion dialogue

A notable panel of experts will discuss the relationship between science and religion as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2015 on Saturday 31 October. Chaired by Professor Keith Fox, Associate Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, the panel features Clifford Longley (Author, broadcaster and...

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Is it right to use anti-terrorism legislation to censor free expression?

Should anti-terror legislation be used to censor speech or art? Should writers and artists be imprisoned for expressing their views or are David Cameron and other leaders right to think that some speech is too dangerous and should be banned? A debate at this year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas on Saturday aims to examine...

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Politics and technology events pack the first Festival of Ideas weekend

The first weekend of the 2015 Cambridge Festival of Ideas presents close to a hundred events featuring some of the challenging big questions of our day: Can Europe keep the peace? Can writers and artists ever be terrorists? And what next for public service broadcasting? These two days of the Festival provide a packed...

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One day, one night, one city

Cambridge Festival of Ideas to show Arena Night and Day at venues across the city – first of its kind broadcast inundation. At this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas, broadcasting will become broader. From the fish and chip shop to the lecture theatre, from the college to the pub, Arena Night and Day will be screened in...

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Cry God for Harry: music from the court of Henry V

To mark the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, The Clerks brings together works associated with the reign of King Henry V, including some of the finest examples of sacred polyphony of the late Middle Ages. The programme draws on the rich seam of music contained within the Old Hall Manuscript, as well as motets and...

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​Local kids take part in technology pilot which could transform how we learn about history

Children from Abbey Meadows School are creating poems, songs and more for a new technology project which could transform how we learn about local history. The bluetooth ibeacons will be unveiled at an evening event, organised by Professor Helen Weinstein for the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, in Great St Mary’s on Market...

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The 8th Cambridge Festival of Ideas launches

Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2015 launches today with over 250 events exploring arts, society and culture. The packed two-week programme brings together many of the world’s leading thinkers and experts to tackle a series of critical issues, from privacy and the impact of technology to immigration and censorship, inspired by...

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