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Read more at: Speaker spotlight: Christian Picciolini

Speaker spotlight: Christian Picciolini

Christian Picciolini is the author of B reaking Hate: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism, a leader in the field of extremism intervention, prevention and disengagement and a former far-right extremist who founded the Free Radicals Project to deradicalise extremists. He will be speaking at Learning new perspectives...


Read more at: Press release: Conservationists unite in Earth Optimism

Press release: Conservationists unite in Earth Optimism

Celebrity speakers, leading conservationists and youth leaders are coming together to deliver stories of hope for our natural world in a free, open-to-all virtual event running from the 26 March to 4 April 2021. Led by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, and taking place in conjunction with the Cambridge Festival, Sir...


Read more at: Press release: Families and children spoilt for choice at the Cambridge Festival

Press release: Families and children spoilt for choice at the Cambridge Festival

With over 100 free online events aimed at the whole family, choosing which to highlight is no easy feat. Starting with the under 12’s, here are just a few events that can be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere in the world: The Institute of Astronomy is teaming up with the Department of Engineering to host a series of fun...


Read more at: Press release: Performers push the boundaries at this year’s Cambridge Festival

Press release: Performers push the boundaries at this year’s Cambridge Festival

The Cambridge Festival, which runs from 26th March to 4th April, brings together the hugely popular Cambridge Science Festival and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas to host an extensive programme of over 350 events that tackle many critical global challenges affecting us all. Coordinated by the University of Cambridge, the...


Read more at: Press release: The Cambridge Festival explores what ‘family’ means in the 21st Century

Press release: The Cambridge Festival explores what ‘family’ means in the 21st Century

This is one of the many questions asked during a series of free online events that reveal the political and social realities of modern families during the Cambridge Festival, which launches on 26th March and runs until 4th April. Discussions include the happiness and emotional stability of children from LGBTQ+ families...


Read more at: Press release: Leading experts to discuss mental health at Cambridge Festival

Press release: Leading experts to discuss mental health at Cambridge Festival

These questions and more are set to be explored during a series of events focussed on our mental health and the brain at the Cambridge Festival , which launches on Friday 26th March and runs until Sunday 4th April . The Festival hosts an extensive programme of over 350 free, online events that tackle many of the critical...


Read more at: Press release: University of Cambridge Festival to reveal world-leading health research

Press release: University of Cambridge Festival to reveal world-leading health research

The inaugural Cambridge Festival , which runs from 26 March - 4 April, brings together the hugely popular Cambridge Science Festival and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. It hosts an extensive programme of over 350 events that tackle many of the critical global challenges affecting us all, and features hundreds of renowned...


Read more at: Press release: Cambridge Festival focuses on climate change action

Press release: Cambridge Festival focuses on climate change action

The inaugural Cambridge Festival, which brings together the hugely popular Cambridge Science Festival and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, runs from 26 March – 4 April. It hosts an extensive programme of over 350 events that tackle many of the critical global challenges affecting us all. Coordinated by the University of...


Read more at: HeLa: the cells that changed science

HeLa: the cells that changed science

Discover the incredible story of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman whose cells enabled a scientific revolution and contributed to numerous incredible developments and life-saving treatments in a special book club as part of the Cambridge Festival.


Read more at: Press release: From the future of democracy to bridging political extremes: political debates at the Cambridge Festival

Press release: From the future of democracy to bridging political extremes: political debates at the Cambridge Festival

The future of democracy in a digital age, the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement, efforts to rebuild trust after Brexit, how we bridge political extremes and what we have learnt from a year of ‘following the science’ form just some of the political debates at the Cambridge Festival this year. The Cambridge Festival...