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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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Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2019 Wraps Up

28 October 2019

Around 25,000 people took part in over 270, mostly free, events at this year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas which has just wrapped up. The Festival, now in its 12th year, celebrates the enormous impact of arts, humanities and social sciences on our daily lives and encourages lively discussion about many of today's most...

Cambridge Festival of Ideas prepares for week 2

22 October 2019

Care of the elderly, hate crime, diversity and inclusion in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, and a year of Google news headlines, these are just a few of the many topics covered during week 2 of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, which draws to a close on Sunday 27 th October. The second week is packed with over 100 events...

Reminder: event bookings

16 October 2019

University festival events are always free and anyone who buys a ticket from a secondary source may find their ticket has been cancelled. Ticket touts spoil the University’s efforts to provide free public access to all the science, art, research and knowledge that Cambridge can offer through its festivals.

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The 2020 Cambridge Festival of Ideas will take place 19 October - 1 November 2020

 

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