The Cambridge series at the Hay Festival 2013 has now been announced. Taking place between 23 May and 2 June this year, the Hay Festival brings together writers from around the world to debate and share stories in the staggering beauty of the Welsh Borders. A host of Cambridge academics and alumni will speak about [...]
Aspiring poets from Cambridge and surrounding area are invited to submit their work for the second annual Benjamin Zephaniah Poetry Competition with the prize giving, and readings of winning submissions, taking place at Cambridge University on Thursday, 1 November. The competition – which in its inaugural year saw the winning poets perform their entries to [...]
Leading neuroscientist Professor Simon Baron Cohen will be taking part in a debate at this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas on whether science has been used to promote gender stereotypes. Neuroscientists have been criticised in recent books by feminist writers such as Natasha Walter’s Living Dolls for bolstering gender stereotypes. Simon Baron Cohen, professor of [...]
The Festival of Ideas presents Kate Adie, the BBC’s former Chief News Correspondent and the longest-serving presenter of Radio 4′s ‘From Our Own Correspondent’, in conversation with Professor John Naughton. Adie is considered to be among the very finest reporters, with assignments including both Gulf Wars, four years of war in the Balkans, the [...]
The detailed programme for the Festival Ideas 2012 is now available. This year’s theme ‘Dreams and Nightmares’ explores many challenges across the globe, unearthing old anxieties or conjuring new hopes and fears.You can download the pdf here or call 01223 766766 to request a copy of the programme. Bookings open on 12 September, so go [...]
Business weekly has reported on an exciting new smartphone app released by a Cambridge University student designed to be a novel new way to engage with music theory. The app, released for iPhone and iPad, was created by Charlie Williams, who is studying for an MPhil at the University’s Centre for Music and Science and [...]
From the nightmare of global conflict and online Big Brothers to dreams of spiritual transcendence, this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas will keep you wide awake, entertained and stimulated this autumn. The theme of the Festival, which takes place from 24 October to 4 November in University buildings, galleries and museums around Cambridge, is dreams [...]
Artists who can visualise mankind’s dreams and nightmares could see their work showcased by the University of Cambridge.