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Cambridge Festival 2024

The Cambridge Festival returns for 2024.

Mon 15 May 2023 12:00AM

Participate in behavioural research at Cambridge Judge Business School

Become a member of our participant pool, support academic research and get paid for it (£10/hour). There is no need to be a student or affiliated with the University of Cambridge.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Highlight Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective

A new exhibition at Cambridge University Library celebrates the life, work and legacy of the award-winning author and illustrator.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Huguenot craftspeople and the visual arts in Britain

In celebration of the display, 'Refugee Silver: Huguenots in Britain', join us in person for a study day exploring the contributions of Huguenot craftspeople to the visual arts in Britain. Curators and experts will provide new perspectives on silver, ivories, prints and portrait miniatures.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Exhibition: Radium Dreams

Award-winning poet Sue Hubbard and internationally acclaimed artist Eileen Cooper RA celebrate the life and work of the groundbreaking scientist Marie Curie.

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Ultra-processed foods: a need for clarification to enhance public health policies

Dr Zoé Colombet of the University of Liverpool will join our hybrid MRC Epidemiology Unit seminar on 15 May to discuss 'Ultra-Processed Foods: a need for clarification to enhance public health policies'.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Lucie Rie: The Adventure of PotteryReturn to What’s on

Celebrating one of the most significant potters of the twentieth century, this major new exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience Lucie Rie’s (1902-1995) ground-breaking practice across six decades.

5:00PM - 6:30PM

Should the West fear a Russian defeat in Ukraine?

Should the West fear a Russian defeat in Ukraine, which would lead to the liberation of most, if not all, of its territories, and how could such a defeat transform Russia?

6:15PM - 7:45PM

Iyengar Yoga Class

Small class with experienced teacher Robert Ashman.

Tue 16 May 2023 12:00AM

Participate in behavioural research at Cambridge Judge Business School

Become a member of our participant pool, support academic research and get paid for it (£10/hour). There is no need to be a student or affiliated with the University of Cambridge.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Highlight Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective

A new exhibition at Cambridge University Library celebrates the life, work and legacy of the award-winning author and illustrator.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean

Bringing together extraordinary antiquities, Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean takes visitors on a 4,000-year journey from life in the ancient Mediterranean to today.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Exhibition: Radium Dreams

Award-winning poet Sue Hubbard and internationally acclaimed artist Eileen Cooper RA celebrate the life and work of the groundbreaking scientist Marie Curie.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Lucie Rie: The Adventure of PotteryReturn to What’s on

Celebrating one of the most significant potters of the twentieth century, this major new exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience Lucie Rie’s (1902-1995) ground-breaking practice across six decades.

1:10PM - 2:00PM

Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert | New Music Group

Easter Term instalments of the Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert series.

5:00PM - 6:00PM

How are new technologies impacting Human Rights?

Are new technologies a human rights threat or a resource for action? Join our panel of experts to discuss.

5:00PM - 6:00PM

One Health Research: Genomics, AI, and Equity

Explore the potential of disruptive technology and its societal implications for One Health with Wolfson alumna Dr Lara Urban. Join us for this insightful Green Talk on the vital concept of One Health, which has been catapulted into the public spotlight due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

5:00PM - 6:30PM

The Holocaust and the Second World War

This panel discussion will bring together international scholars of the Second World War and the Holocaust to explore the links between these events and share research on Holocaust education and commemoration.

5:30PM - 7:00PM

The geopolitics of China's Belt & Road Initiative and Westward focus

Join Professor Ehteshami online for a discussion on the geopolitical implications of China's increasing focus on its Western neighbours in Central Asia and the Middle East.

6:00PM - 7:00PM

The Beginning of All Things: Modern Perspectives from Lemaitre to Hawking

Part of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion Public Lecture Series

6:15PM - 7:30PM

Not Just for the Boys: why we need more women in science

Professor Dame Athene Donald DBE, FRS, will be in conversation with Roger Mosey to discuss her new book 'Not Just for the Boys'.

Wed 17 May 2023 12:00AM

Participate in behavioural research at Cambridge Judge Business School

Become a member of our participant pool, support academic research and get paid for it (£10/hour). There is no need to be a student or affiliated with the University of Cambridge.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Highlight Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective

A new exhibition at Cambridge University Library celebrates the life, work and legacy of the award-winning author and illustrator.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean

Bringing together extraordinary antiquities, Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean takes visitors on a 4,000-year journey from life in the ancient Mediterranean to today.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Exhibition: Radium Dreams

Award-winning poet Sue Hubbard and internationally acclaimed artist Eileen Cooper RA celebrate the life and work of the groundbreaking scientist Marie Curie.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Lucie Rie: The Adventure of PotteryReturn to What’s on

Celebrating one of the most significant potters of the twentieth century, this major new exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience Lucie Rie’s (1902-1995) ground-breaking practice across six decades.

Thu 18 May 2023 12:00AM

Participate in behavioural research at Cambridge Judge Business School

Become a member of our participant pool, support academic research and get paid for it (£10/hour). There is no need to be a student or affiliated with the University of Cambridge.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Highlight Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective

A new exhibition at Cambridge University Library celebrates the life, work and legacy of the award-winning author and illustrator.

9:30AM - 4:00PM

Biodiversity Skills: Animal Monitoring and Management

This beginner course will make use of both online and in-person learning to introduce you to skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in ecological consultancy, specifically related to faunal surveys.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean

Bringing together extraordinary antiquities, Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean takes visitors on a 4,000-year journey from life in the ancient Mediterranean to today.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Exhibition: Radium Dreams

Award-winning poet Sue Hubbard and internationally acclaimed artist Eileen Cooper RA celebrate the life and work of the groundbreaking scientist Marie Curie.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Lucie Rie: The Adventure of PotteryReturn to What’s on

Celebrating one of the most significant potters of the twentieth century, this major new exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience Lucie Rie’s (1902-1995) ground-breaking practice across six decades.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Highlight The Betty Behrens Seminar on Classics of Historiography

Professor John Robertson (University of Cambridge) will speak about Giambattista Vico’s "The New Science" (1725) and engage in discussion with the attendees.

5:00PM - 6:30PM

Highlight Friends | Raymond Briggs & the New Picturebook Makers

Professor Martin Salisbury explores the legacy of Raymond Briggs and his influence on contemporary visual storytellers and picturebooks. Hosted at Cambridge University Library.

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Sex and the City: Cambridge Women, Town and Gown

A guided tour through the lovely centre of Cambridge which explores the inspiring, shocking and delightful stories of its women. From poets to bedders, from scientists to social reformers - get to know some of these amazing hidden figures.

Fri 19 May 2023 12:00AM

Participate in behavioural research at Cambridge Judge Business School

Become a member of our participant pool, support academic research and get paid for it (£10/hour). There is no need to be a student or affiliated with the University of Cambridge.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Highlight Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective

A new exhibition at Cambridge University Library celebrates the life, work and legacy of the award-winning author and illustrator.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean

Bringing together extraordinary antiquities, Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean takes visitors on a 4,000-year journey from life in the ancient Mediterranean to today.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Exhibition: Radium Dreams

Award-winning poet Sue Hubbard and internationally acclaimed artist Eileen Cooper RA celebrate the life and work of the groundbreaking scientist Marie Curie.

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Pepys Library Tours

A tour of the Pepys Library with Dr Jane Hughes, Pepys Librarian and Fellow of Magdalene College.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Lucie Rie: The Adventure of PotteryReturn to What’s on

Celebrating one of the most significant potters of the twentieth century, this major new exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience Lucie Rie’s (1902-1995) ground-breaking practice across six decades.

5:00PM - 6:30PM

ASEAN’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Rejecting Cold War 2.0, with Lee Jones

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Lies, Spies and Double-Dealing: A Cambridge Spy Tour

A walking tour which unmasks the long tradition of Cambridge spying, from the earliest days of the university to recent times; from Christopher Marlowe to Anthony Blunt, via James Bond. Tours are led by Green Badge Guides.

7:30PM - 8:30PM

Haunted Cambridge Ghost Tours

Cambridge guides' scariest storytellers take you to the darker byways of our city, where the spirits of the dead still hover ...

Sat 20 May 2023 9:00AM - 4:30PM

Highlight Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective

A new exhibition at Cambridge University Library celebrates the life, work and legacy of the award-winning author and illustrator.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean

Bringing together extraordinary antiquities, Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean takes visitors on a 4,000-year journey from life in the ancient Mediterranean to today.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Exhibition: Radium Dreams

Award-winning poet Sue Hubbard and internationally acclaimed artist Eileen Cooper RA celebrate the life and work of the groundbreaking scientist Marie Curie.

11:00AM - 12:30PM

A Treasure Hunt: The Quirky Side of Cambridge

Hidden Cambridge's unique (and not app-based) treasure hunt will have you discovering quirky Cambridge-including hidden away work by Quentin Blake and something from the sculptor of "The Angel of the North", but not quite on that scale!

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Lucie Rie: The Adventure of PotteryReturn to What’s on

Celebrating one of the most significant potters of the twentieth century, this major new exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience Lucie Rie’s (1902-1995) ground-breaking practice across six decades.

7:30PM - 8:30PM

Haunted Cambridge Ghost Tours

Cambridge guides' scariest storytellers take you to the darker byways of our city, where the spirits of the dead still hover ...

Sun 21 May 2023 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Exhibition: Radium Dreams

Award-winning poet Sue Hubbard and internationally acclaimed artist Eileen Cooper RA celebrate the life and work of the groundbreaking scientist Marie Curie.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Lucie Rie: The Adventure of PotteryReturn to What’s on

Celebrating one of the most significant potters of the twentieth century, this major new exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience Lucie Rie’s (1902-1995) ground-breaking practice across six decades.

11:30AM - 1:00PM

Lies, Spies and Double-Dealing: A Cambridge Spy Tour

A walking tour which unmasks the long tradition of Cambridge spying, from the earliest days of the university to recent times; from Christopher Marlowe to Anthony Blunt, via James Bond. Tours are led by Green Badge Guides.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean

Bringing together extraordinary antiquities, Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean takes visitors on a 4,000-year journey from life in the ancient Mediterranean to today.

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Sex and the City: Cambridge Women, Town and Gown

A guided tour through the lovely centre of Cambridge which explores the inspiring, shocking and delightful stories of its women. From poets to bedders, from scientists to social reformers - get to know some of these amazing hidden figures.