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Cambridge Festival

The new, interdisciplinary festival from the University of Cambridge taking place 31 March - 10 April 2022.

  • 31st March 2022 - 10th April 2022

The Cambridge Festival, which had its inaugural festival in 2021, is back with a bang this year with over 350 in-person and online events.

From political crises, to the outlook for feminism as well as advances in cardiovascular therapy and organ transplantation, and a look at the state of our natural world, the programme looks to tackle and offer solutions for some of our most pressing issues.

Prominent figures and experts in the world of current affairs, science, arts, and culture are set to appear at the Festival including author Jeannette Winterson, Astronomer Royal, Professor Lord Martin Rees; former head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4, Dorothy Byrne, now President of Murray Edwards College and everybody’s favourite mathematic, Bobby Seagull.

Divided into four key themes: society, health, environmentand discovery, the programme includes debates, talks, exhibitions, lab tours, workshops, films, and performances.

“We are absolutely delighted to be back in person this year with a programme that covers the full spectrum of what it means to be human in the 21st century. We’re also excited to be able to present a Festival that combines both our new online event format as well as the chance to meet researchers in person again.” 

David Cain, Festival Manager

We want to present new ideas, cutting-edge research and historical insight into the issues that affect all of us. There will also be a vast number of interactive events geared towards children, young people, and families.

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Did you know?

The first game of football, as we know it, was played in Cambridge in 1848.