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The story of Cambridge University’s black students from 1745 to the present day is told in a series of captivating portraits by some of the world’s greatest photographers. Until 22 December.

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SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: Cambridge-composer Ewan Campbell

Cambridge-composer Ewan Campbell is involved in two events at this year’s Festival of Ideas.

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What does it mean to say a person is independent? Author, Tara Westover discusses the many types of independence.

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SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: Cathrine Jansson-Boyd, consumer psychologist and Reader, Anglia Ruskin University

Cathrine Jansson-Boyd, consumer psychologist and Reader at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Spoke at The best and worst about being a consumer .

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David Runciman, Professor of Politics, speaking about how democracy works and how it matters for all of us in a way that it hasn’t before in my adult lifetime.

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From European solidarity to anti-colonialism: Thursday's highlights

24 October 2018

From European solidarity to anti-colonialism: Thursday's highlights at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas Can the European Union survive the breakdown of solidarity shown by national responses to the migration challenge? European legal experts, including the University of Cambridge's Catherine Barnard will discuss the issues...

Cambridge Festival of Ideas: top picks for week two

19 October 2018

Immigration in post-Brexit Britain, migration issues in the EU, religious and political extremism and revenge porn top the bill during the second week of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

Extreme eating and attitudes to food today

16 October 2018

A fascinating event at this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas explores our complex relationship - and that of past generations - with food and eating.

Festival information

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

Browse the 2018 programme 

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