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Anglia Ruskin campus is full of amazing ideas

The ninth Cambridge Festival of Ideas will be taking over Anglia Ruskin University campus in Cambridge this weekend, with a packed programme of talks, activities and events being held across the campus.

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Cambridge prepares for the first bumper weekend of Festival of Ideas

The first packed weekend of the 2016 Cambridge Festival of Ideas is fast approaching with over 60 events on Saturday being hosted at the Sidgwick site and venues across the city centre. In addition, there are numerous events for children and families.

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Ninth Cambridge Festival of Ideas kicks off

The Festival covers a huge range of some of the biggest social, political and cultural issues of our time, from our digital future to human trafficking, Europe, religion and nationalism and academic freedom. Now in its ninth year, the two-week long Festival is teeming with over 200 events, from films and plays to exhibitions to talks, most of them free.

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When religion meets nationalism

Nationalism and religion are two of the dominant political forces in today's world. What happens when they come together and is it always a bad thing? A debate at this year's Cambridge Festival of Idea will examine whether it is necessarily a recipe for greater conflict and division and whether it can have a positive...

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Experts to debate how to reduce human trafficking

As the Prime Minister announces that the UK must spearhead the fight against human trafficking, international experts, including her Joint Chief of Staff and the Director of Europol, are preparing to speak about the practicalities of how to tackle this growing transnational crime at an event at this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

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University Library to debate the changing role of libraries at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas

A panel of experts will debate the changing role of libraries at this year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

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Smartphone fiction: the future of reading?

Would you read a novel on your smartphone? What about writing one for specifically for a smartphone? What would that look like?

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Festival of Ideas event examines history and politics of shared breastfeeding

Should women breastfeed each other’s babies? A panel at this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas will look at historic precedents as well as health and practical considerations today and ask whether we can learn something from the past about infant feeding.

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Should robots feel pain and is Facebook dulling our ability to dissent?

Should we create robots that can feel pain? Is social media turning us into passive onlookers of the world around us and dulling our ability to dissent? Can we learn lessons from the past about how to adapt to climate change?

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Migration, trafficking and borders: key themes at this year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Should we have soft or hard or no borders? How does forced migration alter people’s religious beliefs and practices and what can we do to counter the criminal networks involved in human trafficking?

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