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

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...

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Cambridge Festival of Ideas: top picks for week two

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.

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Extreme eating and attitudes to food today

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

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Cambridge Festival of Ideas launches today

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.

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How do we secure our food supply in a changing world?

According to the landmark report released on Monday by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which called for immediate action, we are facing a rapidly approaching future of extreme heat, drought and floods – and with these weather extremes potential agricultural crises.

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Questioning, challenging and reimagining education at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Best-selling author Tara Westover heads a raft of debates and discussions about what education should be at this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas. The Festival includes discussions on everything from whether universities have outlived their purpose to how language learning can stave off dementia and whether children have been kept too safe in today’s world.

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Black Power in Britain

The hidden history of Britain’s Black Power movement will be the focus of a discussion by leading black film makers and screen writers at this year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

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Cambridge Festival of Ideas looks at the extremes of human behaviour

What can mystical experience during seizures tell us about the links between psychology and religion? Is mental illness an extreme state of being? What do we mean by ‘extreme’ in human nature?

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Bookings now live - Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Bookings open today. Join us to explore subjects ranging from the future of capitalism and whether marriage is healthy to how democracy ends and what we can learn about empathy from mystical experiences during epileptic seizures.

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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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