The fascinating results of CT scans performed by the radiology team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital on two mannequins from the 18th and 19th centuries reveal astounding science and conservation stories from the exhibition Silent Partners.
The largest ever Cambridge Festival of Ideas launches on Monday with 250 events celebrating the very best of arts, politics and culture.
Bookings open today for this year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas, now in its seventh year and bigger and better than ever. The Festival, which runs from 20 October to 2 November, explores the rich contributions the arts, humanities and social sciences make to our culture and understanding of the world.
Cyberbullying, climate conspiracies, gender politics and how to teach history are just a few of the important and contentious topics covered in this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas.
On November 1 Melvyn Bragg will talk about his book Grace and Mary at the Festival of Ideas. The novel is based on Bragg’s own bitter-sweet experience of his mother’s dementia. Looking back across three generations, it raises fundamental questions about social attitudes and how they shape our lives. Three people discuss some of the big challenges that face us.
Debates about the welfare cuts, David Beckham's philosophical awakening, the future of literature and quotas for women business leaders head the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, which launches on Wednesday.
On the eve of the Man Booker prize, our insatiable appetite for fiction (and fascination with those who create it) comes sharply into focus. According to the Publishers Association, sales of paperback fiction rose by 3% in 2012 to £502 million, while sales of digital novels soared by almost 150%, reaching £172 million. What’s the magic of reading and writing?
Do rappers make better lyricists than poets? Is there an alternative to austerity? Is Europe in terminal decline? What is the impact of conspiracy theories? These and many more thought-provoking questions will be explored at this year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas which is bursting with over 200 events for people of all ages.