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Expert speakers give a closer insight into their events in the programme feature articles.

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Speaker spotlights

We turn the spotlight onto one of the speakers each day in a series of Q&As. Find out more about their research or speciality before their event.

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Read more at: SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: Lola Perrin, composer, pianist, activist, founder of ClimateKeys

SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: Lola Perrin, composer, pianist, activist, founder of ClimateKeys

Rave Music for Butterflies, engagement with climate breakdown, the role the arts play in addressing global heating - Lola Perrin talks more about her work, in advance of her event on the 16th October. Join us for more.

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Read more at: SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: Michell Chresfield, Lecturer, University of Birmingham

SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: Michell Chresfield, Lecturer, University of Birmingham

Michell Chresfield speaking more about her research interests, in advance of the series of four events cenelbrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

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Read more at: SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: Simon Baron-Cohen, Director of the Autism Research Centre

SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: Simon Baron-Cohen, Director of the Autism Research Centre

Simon Baron-Cohen gives this year’s Sir Herrmann Bondi Memorial Lecture on Autism, Diversity and Societal Change Hear more from him here in advance of the event.

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Read more at: SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: Helen McCarthy, Lecturer in Modern British History

SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: Helen McCarthy, Lecturer in Modern British History

"women did become increasingly resistant to the cultural expectation that they would sink their identities into home-making and motherhood after marriage" - Dr Helen McCarthy on research behind These Four Walls: A Secret History of Women Home-Workers exhibition and related events.

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Cambridge Festival of Ideas Launches Today

11 October 2019

The Cambridge Festival of Ideas launches today [14th October] with a huge array of events and cutting edge thinkers, tackling social, cultural and political change in a rapidly transforming world. Participants include Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor Gina Rippon...

Cambridge Festival of Ideas explores the past and present of LGBTQ+ rights

11 October 2019

From the Stonewall riots to the UK’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender School Leadership programme, this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas examines the last 50 years of LGBTQ+ rights and reveals how many things have changed and how some have not. The Stonewall Uprising, which took place in Greenwich Village...

Families spoilt for choice at Cambridge Festival of Ideas

4 October 2019

From tales of giants, gods and dragons, secret messages written thousands of years ago and shape-shifting art, to quiz show fun and 3D virtual reality experiences, children, teenagers and families are spoilt for choice at this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas. The Festival starts on Monday 14 th October and runs for two...

Festival information

The 2019 Cambridge Festival of Ideas will take place 14 - 27 October

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