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The 2023 Cambridge Festival will feature two days of exciting and FREE talks for local school students (KS2 and KS3) at the Babbage Lecture Theatre in central Cambridge.

Schools can book for one, two or all three sessions!

 

Tuesday 21st of March – KS3

Thinking Mathematically 10am – 11am

Charlie Gilderdale and Liz Woodham from the NRICH team will invite students to work together on some of their favourite mathematical problems.

Students will have an opportunity to explore, explain and generalise, and discover that everyone can enjoy thinking mathematically!

 

Hidden Stories in Museums 11:30am – 12:30pm

Join Shereese Peters-Valton from the University of Cambridge Museums to uncover the hidden stories and memories of museums that help us to understand how the world became what it is today.

 

How Does Stuff Get Made and Delivered to You? 1pm – 2pm

This session will take pupils on a journey to show how stuff we need each day is designed, made and shipped to us. We will explain how all this works, why we ended up running out of things during Covid, and show how cool new tech is helping make sure this doesn’t happen again.

The session will be structured around two 20-min slots with a short activity in the middle.

 

Wednesday 22nd March 2023 - KS2

Thinking Mathematically 10am – 11am

Liz Woodham and Charlie Gilderdale from the NRICH team will invite students to work together on some of their favourite mathematical problems.

Students will have an opportunity to explore, explain and generalise, and discover that everyone can enjoy thinking mathematically!

 

Hidden Stories in Museums 11:30am – 12:30pm

Join Shereese Peters-Valton from the University of Cambridge Museums to uncover the hidden stories and memories of museums that help us to understand how the world became what it is today.

 

What Does an Engineer Do? 1pm – 2pm

This interactive session will introduce pupils to some amazing engineers and explain what they do – from designing and building cars to rockets, medicines to body parts, and so much more.

The session will be structured around short blocks of presentation/videos, questions/challenges for the pupils to respond to, and a chance for the pupils to ask us questions.

 

How to book

Please email jennifer.williams@admin.cam.ac.uk to make a booking for your school.

Adult to student ratio to attend the talks should be 1:10.

We hope to make bursaries available for state schools outside of Cambridge city who may need assistance with coaches to attend talks. Please state in your email if you are interested in applying for a travel bursary.

Practical information about the day is available in our Teachers’ Pack, including other ideas of what to do while on a visit to Cambridge.