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Cambridge Festival 2024

The Cambridge Festival returns for 2024.

Today 9:00AM

Highlight Cambridge Networking Conference (CAN)

Creative place-making – how the arts and culture make a thriving city

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Exhibition - The Expanded Librarian

The Expanded Librarian exhibition is the result of a series of collaborative artists’ workshops investigating different approaches to what the figure of the Expanded Librarian can be, and to add to the existing discourses of text & image – theoretically, methodologically and as artistic strategy.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Hidden Histories

Explore the hidden histories of the Polar Museum in this new label display. From the female figures in polar history to the origins of Inuit art; follow the stories around the museum exhibits and discover something new.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Beneath Our Feet: Archaeology of the Cambridge Region

A new exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology explores the traces of where people have lived, worked and died for thousands of years in Cambridgeshire.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Crazy Cone Caper self-led trail

Join us for a fantastic whodunit mystery this winter and track down who has been stealing seeds from pinecones!

10:00AM - 5:00PM on Fri 24 May

Highlight William Blake’s Universe

Discover William Blake’s universe and a constellation of European artists seeking spirituality in their lives and art in response to war, revolution and political turbulence.

11:00AM - 12:30PM

The Cambridge Colleges: A Walking Tour

A walking tour that takes an in-depth look at unusual aspects of several of the city centre colleges and, depending on public access on the day, will include a visit to one in order to really discover just what goes on!

12:30PM - 2:00PM

Rescuing Religion from Obsolescence? John Templeton on Science and Religion

On 27th February at 1pm Dr Pete Jordan will give a seminar entitled ‘Rescuing Religion from Obsolescence? John Templeton on Science and Religion’. A light sandwich lunch will be provided from 12:30 in the Healey Room, Westminster College, Madingley Road Cambridge.

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert | GAMELAN

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing sounds of the Cambridge Gamelan Society.

1:30PM - 3:30PM

Charles Darwin in Cambridge: A Walking Tour

Find out why Charles Darwin, an undergraduate in Cambridge, once said "Upon the whole, the three years I spent at Cambridge were the most joyful of my happy life.”

5:00PM - 7:00PM

How to be Human in a Collapsing Economy - The 10th Alistair Berkley Memorial Lecture

The lecture is named in memory of Alistair Berkley, a student at Robinson College who was killed in the Lockerbie Air Disaster. Alistair’s parents established it to honour their son’s commitment to social justice, focusing in particular on issues of equality.

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Disruption, Democracy & the Global Order: An Evening with Yuval Noah Harari

CSER and King’s College Cambridge are pleased to host a talk by Professor Yuval Noah Harari on Disruption, Democracy & the Global Order

5:30PM - 7:00PM

The Age of Revolutions in Southern Europe

What is a revolution? What role did Southern Europe play in the history of modern politics?

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Highlight In Conversation with Dame Deborah Bronnert DCMG

In Conversation event with the former Ambassador to Russian Federation will be hosted by Dorothy Byrne, President of Murray Edwards College.

7:30PM - 8:45PM

"Time and Western Man": Wyndham Lewis’s Modernist Critique

Prof Paul Edwards takes us into the life and work of painter and writer Wyndham Lewis.

8:30PM - 9:30PM

Persian Music Concert

We will be performing classical Persian songs that embody the historical nuances of Persian culture.