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Read more at: Speaker Spotlight: Professor John Naughton

Speaker Spotlight: Professor John Naughton

Professor John Naughton is a senior research fellow in the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Cambridge, Director of the Press Fellowship Programme at Wolfson College, Cambridge, Emeritus Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology at the British Open University, a...


Read more at: New ideas and inspiration feature at Cambridge Festival 2022

New ideas and inspiration feature at Cambridge Festival 2022

How do we negotiate an era of strong men politics? Why do we need a more global perspective on history? How do we grieve better? Do we need to change the stories we tell about animals in an era of climate disaster? These and many more vital topical questions will be discussed and debated at this year's Cambridge Festival...


Read more at: Speaker Spotlight: Dr Hugo Leal

Speaker Spotlight: Dr Hugo Leal

Dr Hugo Leal from the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy (MCTD) at the University of Cambridge takes us on an intricate journey through the online disinformation maze during his workshop event, Viruses, guinea pigs and red pills: exploring the online disinformation maze . Cambridge Festival: Navigating the...


Read more at: The social scientist who inadvertently became a poet

The social scientist who inadvertently became a poet

At the age of thirteen Mona Jebril found herself stranded in Gaza, becoming a refugee for the second time in her life. Her talent and determination brought her to Cambridge where she became the first Gates Cambridge Scholar from the Gaza Strip. She completed her PhD in education in 2017. Today she is using the arts to give...


Read more at: Speaker Spotlight: Professor Ayse Zarakol

Speaker Spotlight: Professor Ayse Zarakol

Ayse Zarakol is Professor of International Relations at the University of Cambridge and author of the just published ground-breaking book Before the West: Rise and fall of eastern world orders [5th April, 1-2pm, online]. It is a highly topical exploration of the history of international relations beyond the West and...


Read more at: Speaker Spotlight: Professor Sujit Sivasundaram

Speaker Spotlight: Professor Sujit Sivasundaram

Sujit Sivasundaram is Professor of World History and Director of the Centre of Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge. He is speaking in the panel discussion Animals and humans: towards a closer relationship? [online, 1-2.30pm, 7th April]. His fellow panellists are Mark Rowlands, Professor and Chair of Philosophy at...


Read more at: Speaker Spotlight: Amber Jeffrey

Speaker Spotlight: Amber Jeffrey

Amber Jeffrey created The Grief Gang Instagram page and podcast three years after her mum’s untimely death from a heart attack in 2016. She will be speaking on 7th April, 6-7pm, at Good grief: how do we support bereaved people better? - a panel discussion about bereavement support. Other speakers are Professor Stephen...


Read more at: Speaker Spotlight: Dr Edward Wilson-Lee

Speaker Spotlight: Dr Edward Wilson-Lee

Edward Wilson-Lee is a lecturer at the University of Cambridge who specialises in cultural and intellectual history in the early modern period and has authored books including Shakespeare in Swahililand and the forthcoming History of Water [out in August]. He will be speaking on the panel Hidden histories: why we need more...


Read more at: Speaker Spotlight: Hilary Cooper and Professor Simon Szreter

Speaker Spotlight: Hilary Cooper and Professor Simon Szreter

Hilary Cooper and Professor Simon Szreter are co-authors of a new book, After the virus: Lessons from the past for a better future. They will be speaking about it at An unequal world: beyond levelling up [4th April, 6-7pm]. Simon Szreter is Professor of History and Public Policy, a Fellow of St John's College, an Honorary...


Read more at: Press release: Cambridge Festival events to focus on dementia and mental health

Press release: Cambridge Festival events to focus on dementia and mental health

The Festival is the University of Cambridge’s leading public engagement event. With over 350 online and in person events that focus on the many issues we are currently facing. It is the largest event of its kind in the country. Almost all the events are completely free. Several events focus on dementia, the leading cause...