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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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Read more at: Bookings open for 12th Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Bookings open for 12th Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Bookings open on Monday 23rd September for this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas which takes place at a time of political upheaval across the world. Politics takes centre stage at the Festival with sessions on everything from the future of democracy, the US elections, Brexit, the rise of populism, power politics in the...

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Read more at: Cambridge Festival of Ideas examines the current state of gender bias

Cambridge Festival of Ideas examines the current state of gender bias

Why are there so few women executives in Britain’s top companies? Why are women in danger of being sidelined by the technology revolution? How do we deal with digital violence and hate speech against women? Does it really matter how men and women are portrayed in advertising? These questions and more are set to be explored...

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