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Read more at: Speaker Spotlight: Dr Giles Yeo

Speaker Spotlight: Dr Giles Yeo

Giles Yeo is Principal Research Associate at MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit and a Scientific Director of the Genomics/Transcriptomics Core at the University of Cambridge. He is author of Why calories don’t count and will be speaking about its findings in Why calories don't count on 8th April, 6-7pm. Cambridge Festival: What...


Read more at: Speaker Spotlight: Professor Jennifer Piscopo

Speaker Spotlight: Professor Jennifer Piscopo

Jennifer Piscopo is Director of the Centre for Research and Scholarship at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, and a Gates Cambridge Alumna. She will be speaking on the Women and power after Covid panel on 6th April [6-7.30pm] with fellow participants journalist and author Mary Ann Sieghart; Resham Kotecha, Head...


Read more at: Speaker Spotlight: Dr Dan Gordon

Speaker Spotlight: Dr Dan Gordon

Former GB Paralympic cyclist Dr Dan Gordon, Anglia Ruskin University, explores the connections between our responses to exercise and the Rubik's Cube and Pyramids during his talk, Rubik's Cubes and Pyramids – how to crack the codes of getting fit (6 April, in person). Cambridge Festival: How does your experience as a...


Read more at: Gates Cambridge Scholars stage Teach-a-thon for secondary school students

Gates Cambridge Scholars stage Teach-a-thon for secondary school students

These and many more fascinating questions will be answered as postgraduates students from the University of Cambridge's prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme take part in a week-long virtual Teach-a-thon as part of the Cambridge Festival in April. This is the second time that Scholars, who come from all over...


Read more at: Speaker Spotlight: Dr Stefanie Ullmann

Speaker Spotlight: Dr Stefanie Ullmann

In her Festival talk, Combatting harmful content online: the potential of Counterspeech , Dr Stefanie Ullmann from the 'Giving Voice to Digital Democracies' project at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge, explores how using ‘Counterspeech’ could be a...


Read more at: Press release: Cambridge Festival asks the big questions about God, faith and religion

Press release: Cambridge Festival asks the big questions about God, faith and religion

These profound questions are set to be debated at the Cambridge Festival by researchers from the University of Cambridge Faculty of Divinity during a series of talks and workshops that explore aspects of religious belief systems found all around the world. The Festival, which runs from 31st March to 10th April, is the...


Read more at: Speaker Spotlight: Professor John Weinman

Speaker Spotlight: Professor John Weinman

John Weinman is Professor of Psychology at Kings College London. He’s part of the panel discussion My medicine and me: half the medications prescribed in the UK are never taken – why don’t we take our medicines and what can be done? Cambridge Festival: What are some of the most common reasons people don’t take their...


Read more at: Press Release: Cambridge Festival - can we save our planet?

Press Release: Cambridge Festival - can we save our planet?

These questions and more are set to be debated during a series of high-profile panel discussions at the Cambridge Festival , which begins on 31st March and runs until 10th April. Run by the University of Cambridge, the Festival brings together leading science and policy experts to examine the critical state of our...


Read more at: Speak spotlight: Professor Sander van der Linden

Speak spotlight: Professor Sander van der Linden

Sander van der Linden, Professor of Social Psychology in Society and Director of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, will be a panellist at Covid communications: did science win (6-7.30pm on Friday 1st April) where he will talk about his work on...


Read more at: Speaker Spotlight: Dr Kim Liu

Speaker Spotlight: Dr Kim Liu

In his event, Breaking the rules of protein synthesis in living systems (7:30pm-8:45pm on Friday 1 April), synthetic biologist Dr Kim Liu talks about the rules of protein synthesis and how to break and rewrite these rules to endow living systems with abilities that are new even to nature. Cambridge Festival: What rules are...