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Event recordings

A selection of event recordings from this year's Festival of Ideas.

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Speaker Spotlight: Pallavi Paul

Artist Pallavi Paul will be showing her new work Terra Firma at the Fitzwilliam Museum from 24th October to 4th February. The work is an artistic response to ideas of truth, secrecy and espionage.

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Speaker Spotlight: Professor Viren Swami

Viren Swami is Professor of Social Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University and will be giving a talk at the Festival of Ideas entitled Are we all thin enough yet: busting the myth that beauty ideals are ‘natural’ .

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Speaker Spotlight: Dr Jan-Jonathan Bock

Dr Jan-Jonathan Bock is a sociocultural anthropologist and research fellow at the Woolf Institute and will be giving a talk at the Festival of Ideas entitled Truth and power: the politics of expertise and behaviour after the L’Aquila earthquake on 29 October.

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Latest news

Cambridge Festival of Ideas closes with record attendance

2 November 2017

The 10th Cambridge Festival of Ideas has wrapped up after record attendances for the over 200 events dedicated to thought-provoking ideas and discussion. The two-week Festival culminated on Sunday and has seen around 23,500 people attending 230 mostly free events, from exhibitions and panel discussions to cinema screenings...

Cambridge Festival of Ideas culminates with another packed weekend

27 October 2017

The annual two-week celebration of arts, humanities and social sciences draws to a close this weekend, following a packed programme of many sell-out events investigating the theme of truth.

Cambridge Festival of Ideas prepares for a bumper first weekend

20 October 2017

A packed programme of events focusing on the theme of ‘truth’ form part of the annual two-week celebration of arts, humanities and social sciences at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas this weekend. Over 70 events, including talks, exhibitions, and hands-on, interactive experiences, investigate some of the challenges we face...

Festival information

Next year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas will take place 15-28 October 2018

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