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Cambridge Festival of Creative Writing

We are delighted to announce a new annual festival of creative writing at Madingley Hall. To mark our partnership with the BBC National Short Story Award, this festival will celebrate the short story.

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Mon 19 March 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Landscapes Below: Mapping and the New Science of Geology

Landscapes Below celebrates a period of experimental geological map-making in the 19th century, focusing on the use of colour in geological maps and on the development of a visual vocabulary for the new science.

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Reality Machines - An Art Exhibition on Post Truth

Reality Machines brings together artists and human rights advocates from around the world who have taken a critical view at fake news and the "post-truth phenomenon".

4:00PM - 6:30PM

'A Quantum Leap': Crowd sourcing assessment

Professor Simon Peyton Jones FRS and Miles Berry, principal lecturer in Computing Education at the University of Roehampton, will tell the story so far of Project Quantum – a research project designed to help computing teachers check their students’ understanding, and support their progress, by providing free access to an online assessment system of crowd-sourced assessment items.