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Children and families spoilt for choice at this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas

From comedy for kids, adventures galore, and interactive story-telling, to exploring the weird world of language and journeys into the Arctic, families are spoilt for choice at this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas (15-28 October), which opens for bookings this coming Monday 24 September.

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SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS University of London

Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS University of London, a Labour peer, with an extensive political career, gives this year’s Race Equality Lecture on Race and merit - dismantling the myths on 22nd October.

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SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: Priyamvada Gopal, Reader in Anglophone and Related Literatures, Faculty of English

Priyamvada Gopal is University Reader in Anglophone and Related Literatures in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge. She will be speaking in the session How anticolonical resistance influenced British critics of empire on 25th October. Her talk is linked to a forthcoming book on the subject.

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SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: Victoria Bateman, fellow in economics, Gonville and Caius College

Victoria Bateman, fellow in economics, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and author of the forthcoming book The Sex Factor - how women made the West rich, speaks in the panel discussion Bridging the gender divide on 24 October 6-7.30pm.

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SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT: Lorand Bartels, Reader in International Law

Dr Lorand Bartels Reader in International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, is part of the panel discussion, Trade wars: deal or no deal on 20 October from 3.30-5pm at the Law Faculty.

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CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH THE PAST

Laure Bonner, Outreach and Communications Coordinator, Department of Archaeology. Archaeology is all about people, and the Department of Archaeology at Cambridge is dedicated to connecting the people of today with the people of the past.

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Latest news

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.

Cambridge Festival of Ideas launches today

12 October 2018

The Cambridge Festival of Ideas begins today with a host of free events and debates on everything from the future of capitalism to the high point of the Hollywood musical.

Festival information

The 2018 Cambridge Festival of Ideas will take place 15-28 October

The booking line is open from
11am - 3pm
Mon - Fri

01223 766 766

Browse the 2018 programme 

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From comedy for kids, adventures galore, and interactive story-telling, to exploring the weird world of language and journeys into the Arctic, families are spoilt for choice at this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas (15-28 October), which opens for bookings this coming Monday 24 September.

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