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Read more at: Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2019 Wraps Up

Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2019 Wraps Up

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...

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Read more at: Cambridge Festival of Ideas prepares for week 2

Cambridge Festival of Ideas prepares for week 2

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...

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Read more at: Reminder: event bookings

Reminder: event bookings

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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Read more at: Cambridge Festival of Ideas Launches Today

Cambridge Festival of Ideas Launches Today

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...

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Read more at: Cambridge Festival of Ideas explores the past and present of LGBTQ+ rights

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

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...

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Read more at: Families spoilt for choice at Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Families spoilt for choice at Cambridge Festival of Ideas

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...

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Read more at: From Making a Murderer and Killing Eve to hate crime: crime under the microscope at Cambridge Festival of Ideas

From Making a Murderer and Killing Eve to hate crime: crime under the microscope at Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Why are we so obsessed with true crime and what does our increased appetite for it via online streaming from Netflix series like Making a Murderer to podcasts such as My Favourite Murder say about us? A forthcoming book, Justice on Demand, by Tanya Horeck, Reader in Film, Media and Culture at Anglia Ruskin University...

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Read more at: Cambridge Festival of Ideas puts health under the microscope

Cambridge Festival of Ideas puts health under the microscope

Why is the level of ‘burnout’ higher in some professions than others? What level of influence does industry have over what we know about our food and drink? And how should we deliver babies? These questions and more are asked as health is put under the microscope at this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas, which runs from...

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Read more at: From pre-history to women homeworkers past and present: history events at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas

From pre-history to women homeworkers past and present: history events at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas

From the fate of the Neanderthals to changes in how women work and the roots of the Brexit mess,history is a strong feature of this year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas. The Festival runs from 14th to 27th October and teems with over 270 events, many of them free, which celebrate the best of the Arts, Humanities and Social...

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Read more at: Cambridge Festival of Ideas: can we harness artificial intelligence and just where is technology taking us?

Cambridge Festival of Ideas: can we harness artificial intelligence and just where is technology taking us?

From the consequences of systems that think far beyond human abilities to social media hate speech, the Cambridge Festival of Ideas examines the ongoing positive and negative impacts of technology on our lives. From robot surgeons and sophisticated algorithms determining the jobs we get, to what we read in the news...

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