Becksistentialism

17 Jul 2013

A Cambridge lecturer has been imagining the inner monologue of David Beckham as he encounters the works of the great French philosophers during his time at Paris Saint-Germain.

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Conversations with Cornel West

29 Apr 2013

Don’t miss the chance to hear the controversial commentator Cornel West in dialogue with other great minds on politics, philosophy and literature, touching in particular on issues of race and identity.  

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Cambridge makes Hay

08 Apr 2013

A host of Cambridge academics and alumni will speak about subjects ranging from obesity and smart drugs to US politics and domestic service at this year's Hay Festival.

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Humanity's last invention and our uncertain future

25 Nov 2012

A philosopher, a scientist and a software engineer have come together to propose a new centre at Cambridge to address developments in human technologies that might pose “extinction-level” risks to our species, from biotechnology to artificial intelligence.

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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, one of the leading figures in the German Idealist movement.

The Impact of Idealism

06 Sep 2012

German Idealism changed the world and influenced politics, science, art and numerous other fields. The ways in which it shaped the modern world have been the subject of a three-year research project, which reaches its conclusion in Cambridge this week.

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Dr Andy Martin

Beauty and despair

11 Jun 2012

A high level inquiry reported last month that more than half of the British public has a negative body image. Cambridge academic Andy Martin reflects on the idea of beauty and our pursuit of the unattainable.

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