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  • Explore the arts, humanities and social sciences for freeFor more information call: 01223 766766 or visit: www.cam.ac.uk/festivalofideas

    19 30 October 2011



  • Thank you


    Irwin and Joan Jacobs


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    Keep up-to-date with the Festival events using the University of Cambridges iPhoneapp. The app features an events service as well as the latest news, research, asearchable map, video and audio from across the University.

    Front cover image: Face of the Festival competition winner Clare Barry (page 4)

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  • Welcome


    Welcome to the fourth anniversary programme!

    Explore the big ideas in the arts, humanities and social sciences for free at the 2011Cambridge Festival of Ideas. The Festival offers hundreds of free talks, hands on activities,film screenings and workshops for all ages.

    Throughout the Festival, we will debate some of the biggest questions in modern times. Asthe population hits seven billion, we ask can the Earth sustain this many people and isreproductive freedom a fundamental liberty? Is Wikileaks causing a net revolution orsetting the stage for net censorship? What is the future of communication; will the Englishlanguage ever become extinct and why are so many other languages under threat?

    We are delighted to welcome world-renowned speakers to take part in this years Festivalincluding author of the Young Bond series, Charlie Higson, Holly Walsh (Mock the Week andNever Mind the Buzzcocks) and Professor Marcus du Sautoy from the University of Oxford.

    The main day of the Festival on Saturday 22 October is bursting with free events for thewhole family to enjoy. Join us on the Universitys Sidgwick Site for talks by world famouschildrens authors, debates by pioneering academics and dozens of hands on activities; foradults as well as kids!

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    Bookings open on Monday 5 September

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  • This year, the Festival strands are Communication, Freedom and Revolution.

    Follow the strands throughout the programme:

    Top tips

    There is no need to book for events unless otherwise stated. There may still be spaces available at events which are listed as pre book; you are

    welcome to turn up and enquire on the day. Please arrive on time for events; please note that entry may be refused if the venue is full

    or if you arrive late. All events are free-of-charge unless otherwise stated. Children must be accompanied at all times. See pages 38 39 for a map of Festival venues.

    Face of the Festival competition

    This year, the Cambridge Festival of Ideas launched a competition to design the Festivalprogramme cover. The design had to be based on at least one of the three Festival strands.

    The lucky winner of this competition was Clare Barry. Entries to the competition will beexhibited during the Festival, for more information on the exhibition or to take part in nextyears competition, please see the Festival website.


    From drawing workshopsto discussions onbilingualism we explore thediverse ways that wecommunicate. We even findtime to unlock the secret ofmusical communication inour headline concert inKings College Chapel.


    Explore everything fromthe right to intellectual andphysical liberty to freedomfrom gravity in our circusskills workshops. Join us fortalks such as Does prisonwork? and When Britonswere slaves.


    Take a look back on pastpolitical and socialrevolutions as well as makepredictions for futurereforms through thisFestival strand. We hostcutting-edge debates oneverything from the futureof food to what universitiesare really for.

    Plan your Festival

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  • Saturday 8 October 12noon 4pmThe Big Draw: drawing together!The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington StreetGet inspired in the run-up to the Festival with a dayof Big Draw activities for the whole family. Come tothe Fitz Family Welcome Point between 12noonand 4pm to find out more.Map: 26, Hands on, Drop in, All ages

    Sunday 16 October 2pm 7pmDark Sun August, 1945: be partof the performanceWest Road Concert Hall, Faculty of Music,Sidgwick SiteThis is your chance to perform as part of a large-scale orchestral and choral work during the Festival(please also see event 026). Map: 13, Rehearsal, All ages & abilities, Pre booktel: 01223 768927 email: [email protected] visit: www.mus.cam.ac.uk/events/festival-of-ideas

    Tuesday 18 October 7.30pm 9pmWhen is a fruit not a fruit?Ross Street Community Centre, Ross StreetJoin the Botanic Gardens Head of Education tofind out more about the world of botany. Learnabout the structure of flowers, the process ofpollination and what makes a seed a seed.Map: 29, Talk & Hands on, Ages 14+

    Tuesday 18 Friday 21 October 10am 12noonThink you cant draw? Think again!The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street(Tuesday 18 Thursday 20)Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Site(Friday 21)This four day course offers a new way of workingfor those wanting to be more confident with theirdrawing skills. You dont need to be an expert; justa willingness to experiment!Map: 26, Course, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223332904 or email: [email protected] 15, concessions 10 all materialsprovided

    Pre-Festival events


    Cant wait for the Festival to start? Then join in with these events to get you in the mood!

    Gaetan Lee





    Show us your Cambridge: My Cam film competitionThe University has teamed up with Watersprite student film festival (www.watersprite.org.uk)to launch My Cam 2011, a competition designed for staff, students, alumni and local residentsthe opportunity to submit short films, either documentary or narrative, about any aspect of lifein Cambridge. Entries can be submitted at any time before the deadline of Friday 9 September.

    There will be a screening event at 7.30pm on Thursday 27 October at the Auditorium, QueensBuilding, Emmanuel College. Please see: www.cam.ac.uk/mycam for more information.

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  • 3pm 5pmMaking the past presentAnglia Ruskin University, East RoadA panel discussion on the relevance of worldclassics, epics and oral traditions to schools,museums and cultural organisations. Participantswill include storyteller and academic Vayu Naiduand Claire Wheeler from the World Oral LiteratureProject. Map: 30, Talk, Adults, Pre book tel: 0845 2713333 or visit: www.angliaruskincommunity.eventbrite.comPresented by Anglia Ruskin University

    5.30pm 6.30pmWhy do we work so hard? Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill LaneThis talk by Dr Brendan Burchell, Department ofSociology, will examine why people work as hardas they do and whether its bad for their health?Map: 18, Talk, Adults

    6pm 7pmSir Hermann Bondi Lecture:secret mathematiciansMill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill LaneProfessor Marcus du Sautoy explores the hiddenmathematical ideas that underpin artists creativeoutput and reveals that the work of themathematician is sometimes no less driven bystrong aesthetic values. Map: 18, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book*Organised with the Cambridge Humanist Group

    005.6pm 8.30pmD H Lawrence on filmArts Picturehouse Cinema, 38-39 St. AndrewStreetWomen in Love introduced by Professor JeffWallace, Professor of Literature and CulturalHistory followed by a post-screen discussion. Map: 31, Talk & Film, Ages 14+, Pre book tel:0871 902 5720 or visit: www.picturehouses.co.ukstandard admission charge appliesPresented with Anglia Ruskin University

    7pm 9.30pmSeason of Mists The Graduate Union, 17 Mill LaneSeasons of Mists describes the displacement felt bya Russian woman who came to the UK and foundthe stable home she wanted, but cant explain whyshe still feels out of place. Followed by a questionand answer session with the producer.Map: 17, Film, Ages 14+, Pre book tel: 07904 458787 or email: [email protected]

    8pm 9pmKiss the badge, fly the flagCB2 caf, Norfolk StreetIn World Cup year, black comedian Paul Rickettssupported the country of his birth, England, but feltuncomfortable in an England shirt; why? A funny,enlightening look at multi-cultural Englishness.Map: 32, Performance, Adults, Pre book tel:07889 176 050 email:[email protected] or visit:www.wegottickets.com/event/117134 5,unsold tickets available on the door for cash


    Richard Marshall

    Seasons of Mists






    Wednesday 19 October

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  • 8pm 9pmTim Minchins StormUniversity Centre, Granta PlaceTim Minchins Storm is a BAFTA-longlistedanimation that has become an anthem for criticalthinking worldwide. Producer Tracy King anddirector DC Turner give an exclusive behind-the-scenes talk before the film screening.Map: 19, Talk & Film, All ages, Pre book visit:http://ThinkOutreach.org

    Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 1.30pm 5pmRunning the British economy Faculty of Economics, Sidgwick SiteCould you set interest rates, reduce a large budgetdeficit and grow the British economy? This popularinteractive and competitive computer game letsyou try. Designed for teams of three to four playersfrom Cambridgeshire schools.Map: 7, Hands on, Years 12 & 13, Pre book tel:01223 335242 or email: [email protected]

    Wednesday 19 6pm 8.30pm (Talk), Wednesday19 Sunday 23 October 9am 5pm (Exhibition)Capturing urban conflictsDepartment of Architecture, 1-5 Scroope Terrace,Trumpington StreetExplore what everyday life is like in cities in conflictsuch as Jerusalem, Belfast and Beirut at thisexhibition of photo-essays and maps. There will be areception and talk by Dr. Wendy Pullan, the projectsprimary investigator on the opening night.Map: 27, Exhibition & Talk, Drop in, Ages 14+, Prebook for groups of more than 10 people tel:01223 760119 or email: [email protected] by the RCUK Global UncertaintiesProgramme

    Wednesday 19 Friday 21, Monday 24 Friday 28October 10am 5.30pmThe Kenyan freedom struggle Centre of African Studies, Mond Building, FreeSchool LaneAn exhibition of books, archival and audiovisualmaterial about the history of the Mau Mau (Kikuyuanti-colonial activists) uprising and independencestruggles in Kenya.Map: 22, Exhibition, Drop in, Ages 12+

    Wednesday 19, Friday 21, Monday 24, Wednesday26, Friday 28 October 6.30pm 7.30pmHow to read poems series Faculty of English, Sidgwick SiteA series of five free-standing short talks eachexploring three poems and how we might enjoythem.Map: 12, Talk, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223 335070or email: [email protected]

    Wednesday 19 Sunday 30 October 10am 6pmHumphrey OceanJesus College, Jesus LaneEnjoy recent paintings by Humphrey Ocean in thebeautiful surroundings of Jesus College.Map: 33, Exhibition, Drop in, All ages

    Wednesday 19 Sunday 30 October 11am 12noon, 2pm 3pmCambridge American Cemetery Cambridge American Cemetery, CotonTake a walk through history; learn how the Cemeteryhas developed and find out more about those thatfought for freedom. Map: online, Tour, All ages, Pre book tel: 01954 210350 or email: [email protected]


    Tracey KingStorm

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    Ulrich Zink








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    Wednesday 19 October

  • 5pm 6pmLet us be naked! Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies,Sidgwick SiteThe Japanese Meiji government attempted toregulate fun in Japan as they felt it detracted fromJapans international image; everything fromnudity to snake charming was banned. Map: 4, Talk, Ages 14+

    5pm 6.30pmPoems and images Magdalene College, Magdalene StreetA panel of distinguished speakers will discuss howpaintings have inspired poetry. Map: 34, Talk, Adults, Pre book email:[email protected] in conjunction with the Magdalene Festival ofthe Image 2011 2012

    5pm 6.30pmDebating reproduction: IVF Cambridge University Library, West RoadIn association with the Books and Babies exhibitionat the Cambridge University Library, theGeneration to Reproduction project presents adebate on the scientific and ethical issuessurrounding in vitro fertilisation.Map: 15, Talk, Adults, Pre book*

    5.30pm 6.30pmThe creative campus Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill LaneDr David Fowler, Department of Sociology, willexplore the creative impulses behind the studentmovements of the1960s, examining how studentstransformed British universities and the legacy ofthe cultural experiments on society.Map: 18, Talk, Adults

    5.30pm 6.30pmCan culture make you well? Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill LaneHow can the arts be used to improve the health ofindividuals and communities? What is the future forthe arts in the NHS? Will a tipping point be reachedin the contribution the arts make to health andwellbeing? Map: 18, Talk, Ages 12+Presented in partnership with Addenbrookes Artsand Arts and Minds

    6pm 7.15pmThe politics of speech-making Wolfson Theatre, Churchill College, Storeys WayHas the art of political rhetoric changed over time?Do todays political discourses favour sound bitesrather than impassioned, well-made arguments?Speakers include Michael White, the Guardianspolitical editor and Philip Collins, Tony Blairsspeech-writer. Arrive at 5.30pm to see documentsfrom the Churchill Archives on display.Map: 35, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book*


    Thursday 20 October


    Terren in Virginia

    Bourn Hall Clinic







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  • 6.30pm 7.30pmAlexander Crummell, theabolitionist Faculty of English, Sidgwick SiteDr Sarah Meer will discuss Alexander Crummellwho studied at Cambridge and became animportant role model for 19th and 20th centuryblack writers.Map: 12, Talk, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223335070 or email: [email protected]

    6.30pm 7.30pmTall tales from the GardenHeffers Childrens Bookshop, 20 Trinity StreetEnjoy an evening of stories, signings andcelebrations at this special event to mark thelaunch of a new childrens book, written andillustrated at the Botanic Garden by local youngcarers.Map: 36, Book launch, All ages, Pre book*

    7pm 8.30pmDark Sun August, 1945 West Road Concert Hall, Faculty of Music,Sidgwick SiteStephen Montagues piece Dark Sun August1945 was conceived as a memorial to the victimsof the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. It willbe performed by an instrumental and vocalensemble formed of members of the communitybrought together at a public rehearsal day (seeevent 002). For full programme details, pleasesee: www.mus.cam.ac.uk/events/festival-of-ideasMap: 13, Performance, All ages, Pre book*

    8pm 9pm Who cares about the arts andhumanities?The Queens Building, Emmanuel College, StAndrews StreetJoin Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, for akeynote talk about the importance, value andimpact of researching the arts, humanities andsocial sciences.Map: 61, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book*

    Thursday 20 and 27 October 1.15pm 2pmResponses to the Frenchrevolution The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington StreetAn opportunity to see British satirical printsproduced during the French revolution and tohear about the reaction in London as events inFrance unfolded.Map: 26, Talk & Exhibition, Adults, Pre book tel:01223 332904 or email: [email protected]

    Thursday 20 October 6pm 7pm (Talk), Friday21, Monday 24 Friday 28 October 10am 4pm(Exhibition)Celebrating Cubasenvironmental achievements The Open University in the East of England,Cintra House, 12 Hills RoadJoin us for a discussion on Cubas achievementsin sustainable development, eco-agriculture andfood security. This event also launches theCuba50 exhibition, a photo exhibition byAlejandro Gortazar which is available to view5pm 7.30pm (for talk attendees only) or drop infor a visit later in the Festival.Map: 37, Talk & Exhibition, Ages 16+, Pre bookfor the talk tel: 01223 364721 ext 66147 oremail: [email protected]

    Dip into the world of classicsseriesMuseum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick SiteHave a browse around the Museum and enjoy atalk amongst our six hundred life-sized casts ofGreek and Roman statues.

    Thursday 20 October 1.10pm 1.50pm Nick Denyer explores the origins of justice.

    Monday 24 October 1.10pm 1.50pm Professor Paul Cartledge revisits the Battle ofMarathon.

    Thursday 27 October 1.10pm 1.50pm Dr Rosanna Omitowoju will examine whats sotragic about tragedy.Map: 3, Talk, Ages 14+

    Thursday 20 October









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  • 1.15pm 2pmMaking moneyThe Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington StreetDiscover more about 18th century Birminghammetal worker Matthew Boulton, who rosethrough his art, science and entrepreneurship tobecome the pre-eminent manufacturer ofcoinage.Map: 26, Talk, Adults, Admission is by tokenavailable from the Courtyard entrance deskfrom 12.45pm on the day

    1.15pm 2pmPeter and the Wolf for schools West Road Concert Hall, Faculty of MusicExperience the charms of Prokofievs childrensfairytale, Peter and the Wolf which has inspiredgenerations of young musicians and is a treat notto be missed!Performance, Ages 5+, Pre book tel: 01223768927 or email: [email protected]

    2pm 3pmA philosophical quantumrevolution Whipple Museum of the History of Science, FreeSchool LaneWhat happens to an atom if you keep splitting it?How can philosophy have anything to do withthe answer?Map: 20, Talk, Ages 12+, Pre book tel: 01223330906 or email: [email protected]

    5pm 6pmThe birth of operaLa Dante in Cambridge, 60 Hills RoadCelebrating the 150th anniversary of the unity ofItaly. Explore how in the great cultural centres ofNorthern Italy a new fusion of music and dramawas created. See: www.ladante-in-cambridge.orgfor more events taking place during the Festival.Map: 38, Talk, All ages, Pre book tel: 01223315191 or email: [email protected]

    5.30pm 6.30pmRoutledge Lecture in Philosophy:arguing about torture Lecture Block A, Sidgwick SiteMore than 20 years ago, international law declaredtorture a crime that can never be justified and yetgovernments continue to do it. Professor DavidLuban will examine the ethical issues surroundingits use.Map: 5, Talk, AdultsLecture sponsored by Routledge

    6pm 7.15pmDoes prison work? Judge Business School, Trumpington StreetHow can institutionalisation be prevented, arethere effective alternatives to prison and whatcircumstances discourage repeat offending?Speakers include Jennifer Rubin from RAND, RachelOBrien from the RSA, Charles Young from theLondon Anti-Crime Education Scheme andProfessor Alison Liebling, Institute of Criminology.Map: 28, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book*Sponsored by RAND

    Friday 21 October


    State Records NSW

    Sir Cam031.






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  • 7pm 8pmPye and chipsCastle End Mission Hall, St Peters StreetHow did a quiet East Anglian university townbecome an international business hub? ExploreCambridges development into the high-tech, bio-tech business phenomenon known as Silicon Fen.Map: 41, Talk, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223 355159or email: [email protected] 5, Friends ofthe Museum 3.50

    Friday 21 2pm 3pm, Saturday 22 October 10am 11am, 11am 12noonLetterpress printingCambridge University Library, West RoadAn introduction to the invention and developmentof letterpress printing. Enjoy a tour of the historicalprinting room, discover how type is made, as wellas made up into pages and view a demonstrationof how a hand press works.Map: 15, Tour, Ages 12+, Pre book*

    Friday 21 and Saturday 22 8pm 10pm, Saturday22nd October 3pm 6pmWomen in front of and behind thecameraMurray Edwards College, Huntingdon RoadWhy are there so few female filmmakers? This filmfestival and conference explores the dynamicinteraction between women, their image on screenand the films they make. Map: 42, Talk & Film, All ages

    Communicating what we believeseriesCelebrate the diversity of religious and other beliefsin Cambridge.Friday 21 1.15pm 2.15pm St. Columba ChurchHall, Downing Street, Map: 55Juma: an opportunity to observe Islamic FridayPrayers.

    Saturday 22 4pm 6pm Latimer Room, ClareCollege, Map 56Fireside: a chance to meet with people of the Bahaifaith.

    Tuesday 25 7.30pm 9.30pm Latimer Room, Clare College, Map: 34Meditation: an opportunity to join in withCambridge Buddhists.

    Wednesday 26 12.30pm 1.30pm Synagogue, 3 Thompsons Lane, Map: 57Kosher: a Jewish lunch with an explanation of thepreparation and blessings.

    Thursday 27 6pm 7pm Mill Lane Lecture Rooms,8 Mill Lane, Map: 18Humanism: an invitation to explore Humanist thought.

    Friday 28 7.30pm 8.30pm Bharat Bhavan, Mill Road, Map: 58Diwali: an invitation to visit Cambridges new Hindushrine.

    Sunday 30 9.30am 11.15am Great St MarysChurch, Senate House Hill, Map: 59Eucharist: a Christian service of Holy Communion.

    30 October 3.30pm 6.30pm Arbury CommunityCentre, Campkin Road, Map: onlineDivan: visit the gathering of the local Sikh community.Talk, All ages, Pre book*

    Friday 21 October






    Sir Cam

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  • Find out more about what is going on throughout the day at the Information Marquee (11am 4pm) , locatedunderneath the Raised Faculty Building (map: 8). There will be refreshments on sale in the Sidgwick Buttery(9am 3pm) on the Sidgwick Site and in Newnham College Buttery (12.30pm 1.45pm).

    Talks for childrenLady Mitchell Hall (unless specified)Map: 1, Pre book*

    11am 12noonMidwinterblood with Marcus SedgwickJoin acclaimed author Marcus Sedgwick as he explores thedark, gothic and unsettling worlds of his novels. Marcus willintroduce his new novel, Midwinterblood and talk aboutsome of his most-loved work.Ages 12+

    12noon 1pmPopcorn Comedy for kidsWest Road Concert HallJoin Holly Walsh (Mock the Week and Never Mind the Buzzcocks) and Ed Petrie (CBBCs Ed and Ouchos ExcellentInventions) as they present some funny footage and stand-up for all the family. Popcorn Comedy works with the bestcomedians in the country to mix live stand-up with thefunniest videos online.Map: 13, Performance / Film, Ages 8+

    1pm 2pmCharlie Higsons history of horrorCharlie Higson, childrens author, TV actor and comedian,shares his love for all things horror and talks about his heart-stopping zombie-thriller series The Enemy and hislatest book The Fear.Ages 11+

    3pm 4pmNick SharrattEver met a Kung-fu-cow or a Cuckoo-clocktopus? What about a Cinderellaphant or a camel wearing pants? Nick will be introducing you to all sorts of crazy creatures fromhis picture books. Bring along a pad and pencil and help him invent some more!Ages 5+

    Saturday 22 October Sidgwick Site






    Richard Hardcastle

    Kate Christer

    Marcus Sedgwick

    Holly Walsh

    Charlie Higson

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    Andy Paradise

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    Musical mayhemWest Road Concert Hall, Faculty of MusicThe Faculty of Music is opening its doors for a fun-packed day of music sessions for all ages to enjoy.Map: 13, Full details of the programme can be found at: www.mus.cam.ac.uk/events/festival-of-ideas

    11am 12noon (Ages 14+), 12.20pm 1.20pm (Ages 8+)The steel pansHave a go at playing Caribbean steel pan music.Workshop, Pre book tel: 01223 768927 or email:[email protected]

    12noon 12.30pm, 12.45pm 1.15pm, 1.30pm 2pm, 2.15pm 2.45pm, 3pm 3.30pmBrazilian beatsLearn to play rhythms from Haiti and Brazil and makelots of noise in the process at this drumming workshop!Workshop, Ages 5+, Pre book*

    12noon 3.30pmMusic technology workshopExperiment with software to create your own pieceunder the guidance of an experienced sound engineer.Workshop, Drop in, All ages

    12.15pm 1.45pm (Ages 8+), 2.15pm 3.45pm (Ages14+)Go go gamelanLearn to create magical sounds on the Javanesegamelan.Workshop, Pre book tel: 01223 768927 or email:[email protected]

    12.30pm 12.50pm, 1pm 1.10pm, 1.20pm 1.30pmMusical story timeStory time will feature Goldilocks and the three bears,Red Riding Hood and The boy who cried wolfaccompanied by music for added excitement!Performance, All ages

    12.30pm 1.30pm (Ages 10 12), 1.45pm 2.45pm(Ages 7 9)Lets get singingFun-filled hour for boys and girls to discover thewonders of singing as part of a group.Workshop, Pre book tel: 01223 768927 or email:[email protected]

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    Activities for all ages10am 1pmMuseum of Classical ArchaeologyMuseum of Classical ArchaeologyView one of the last surviving collections of over sixhundred life-sized casts of Greek and Roman statues in theworld. Enjoy free trails and resource boxes for children.Map: 3, Exhibition, Drop in, All ages

    11am 12.30pmMaking people laugh Newnham College, Sidgwick AvenueThis introduction to stand-up comedy workshop, run byCustard Comedy, will take you through the first stepsincluding how to write jokes, different comedy styles andperformance skills.Map: 14, Workshop, Ages 12 16, Pre book*

    11am 1pmDefying gravity Newnham College, Sidgwick AvenueJoin Cambridge Community Circus in gravity-defying featsand miscellaneous manipulative mayhem! Learn juggling,plate-spinning, diabolo, devil-stick, hat manipulation andother classic circus skills.Map: 14, Workshop, Drop in, All ages

    11am 1pmImagining the pastFaculty of EnglishCome and create stories in words and pictures about thefascinating items in the Museum of Anthropology andArchaeology collection.Map: 12, Workshop, 8+, Pre book tel: 0845 271 3333 orvisit: www.angliaruskincommunity.eventbrite.comPresented by The Museum of Anthropology andArchaeology and Anglia Ruskin University

    11am 1pmAngels and demons...and scorpionsCambridge University Library, West RoadExamine the everyday practice of magic in medieval Egypt.Block-print tiny amulets to provide protection from creepy-crawlies, learn to read the magicians secret code andwatch an alchemist attempt to produce gold. Map: 15, Hands on, Ages 8+, Pre book*

    Saturday 22 October Sidgwick Site






    Alexandre Berbe

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    11am 4pmStories for changeMuseum of Classical ArchaeologyStorytelling workshop led by experienced storytellerAnne French, exploring change and based loosely onOvids Metamorphoses.Map: 3, Workshop, Ages 14+, Pre book email:[email protected] 10

    11am 4.30pm (Exhibition) 1.30pm 2.15pm, 3pm 3.45pm (Talks)What on Earth? Wallbook and talkInformation Marquee, Underneath the Raised FacultyBuildingA giant edition of the What on Earth? Wallbook will be onshow. Dressed in a gown of many pockets, authorChristopher Lloyd will present history talks telling thestory of the planet, life and people from the Big Bang tothe present day!Map: 8, Talk & Exhibition, Drop in for the exhibition, Allages

    12.15pm 3.45pmDance extravaganza! Underneath the Raised Faculty BuildingWhere else can you enjoy the magic of a Chinese liondance, the energy of the lindy hop and the aerialacrobatics of capoeira? Watch performances by amazingUniversity and community dance groups throughout theday. With thanks to the Cambridge Salsa Team, GroupSenzala, Cambridge Lindy Hoppers, CambridgeUniversity Lion Dance Troupe, Gog Magog Molly, TheCherry Hinton Line Dancers and the Capriol Early DanceSociety.Map: 8, Performance, Drop in, All ages

    1pm 2pmBeaded hair decorationFaculty of Asian and Middle Eastern StudiesCreate your own decorative flower hair clip using beads,sequins and wire with the Adult Education team at HillsRoad Sixth Form College.Map: 4, Workshop, Ages 12+, Pre book*

    2pm 3pmCambridge University DancesportTeam Newnham CollegeCelebrate ballroom and Latin American dancing with theCambridge University Dancesport Team.Map: 14, Performance, All ages


    Capriol Early Dance Society





    Saturday 22 October Sidgwick Site

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    2pm 3pmColour confidenceFaculty of Asian and Middle Eastern StudiesEver wondered which colours really suit you and how towear them? Find out what colour clothing suits yourcomplexion with the Adult Education team at HillsRoad.Map: 4, Workshop, Ages 14+, Pre book*

    2pm 3pmBobbin lace makingNewnham College, Sidgwick AvenueAn introduction to the traditional art of bobbin lacemaking. Cover the basic stitches and complete somesmall motifs. No previous experience necessary!Map: 14, Hands on, Ages 6+, Pre book*

    2pm 5.30pmBilingualism in school Faculty of EnglishThe Bilingualism Information Network in Cambridge(BIN-C) is hosting its third workshop on bilingualism.The group will discuss how to promote the use of morethan one language and how to encourage diversity inschools.Map: 12, Workshop, Adults, Pre book*

    3pm 4pmLearning to drawFaculty of Asian and Middle Eastern StudiesIn this mark making workshop experiment with a rangeof mediums and techniques; observe natural objectsand describe the surface using the most interesting andexciting marks. Run by the Adult Education team at HillsRoad.Map: 4, Workshop, Adults, Pre book*

    3pm 4.30pmThe face of emotions Cambridge University Library, West RoadDiscover Charles Darwins work on the expression ofemotions and take part in an online experiment withthe Darwin Correspondence Project. Learn about theground-breaking work of the Cambridge ComputerLaboratory on the expression of emotions in robots.Map: 15, Talk & Hands on, Adults, Pre book*

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    Adult talksAges 14+ (unless otherwise stated)

    11am 12noonThe Left in crisis: what is next? Faculty of LawWhat is the state of the politics of the Left at moment? Comealong to find out at this conversation led by Professor SaskiaSassen, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University andProfessor Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology, New YorkUniversity and London School of Economics.Map: 10, Adults

    11am 12noonWho colour-coded Christmas?Faculty of LawAs the shops get ready, join Dr Spike Bucklow from theHamilton Kerr Institute to examine artists materials andastrology to ask who came up with Christmas colours symbols and characters.Map: 10, Pre book*

    11am 12noonWhere eagles meet and demi-gods shineFaculty of ClassicsDr Michael Scott will talk about his research on the centres ofthe ancient Greek world and his latest book Delphi andOlympia.Map: 3, Pre book tel: 01223 748439 or email:[email protected]

    12noon 1pmPersian miniature painting and thedigital ageFaculty of Asian and Middle Eastern StudiesExplore Persian miniature paintings and find out more abouthow a Cambridge research project is bringing thesemasterpieces to a world-wide online audience.Map: 4

    12noon 3pmInformation standsInformation Marquee, underneath the Raised FacultyBuildingAre you a prospective student, parent or teacher and want toknow more about study opportunities? Have your questionsanswered by representatives from the University ofCambridge, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridges Institute of Continuing Education and Adult Education team at HillsRoad Sixth Form College.Map: 8, Drop in






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    12.30pm 1.30pmHow to stay out of prison Faculty of LawIs it possible to deter people from crime? The LondonAnti-Crime Education Scheme gives a presentation of itswork including a mock-up prison cell and talks bymentors who work with young people.Map: 10, Pre book*

    12.30pm 1.30pmThe BBCs Great British Class SurveyFaculty of LawDoes class still matter? If so, what does Britains real classsystem look like? Professor Fiona Devine of theUniversity of Manchester talks about the results of theUKs largest study of social class ever conducted.Map:10, Pre book*

    2pm 3pmWhat are universities for? Faculty of LawStefan Collini, Professor of English will discuss the effectsof cutbacks to higher education funding and the fearsfor the future of the arts and humanities. Are we puttingtoo much emphasis on the benefits of university to thedetriment of others?Map: 10, Pre book*

    2pm 3pmWhy do languages die? Faculty of LawMore than half of the 6,500 languages in the world areexpected to die out within the next century, but shouldlanguages be allowed to die? Could English everbecome extinct? Join Dr Stephen Pax Leonard,Anthropological Linguist; Dr Andrew Dalby author ofLanguage in Danger, Dr Jon Fox from Bristol Universityand Nicholas Ostler author of The Last Lingua Franca tofind out. Map: 10, Pre book*

    2pm 3pmLiterary responses to the Frenchrevolution Faculty of EnglishDr Joseph Crawford talks about how the Frenchrevolution was described in poems and newspaperreports of the day.Map: 12, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223 335070 or email:[email protected]








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    3pm 4pmThe rise of Sartre and FrenchexistentialismFaculty of EnglishSartre and existentialism were virtually unknown until 1944.Within three years they had acquired a remarkably largefollowing; Patrick Baert explains how this came about.Map: 12, Adults

    3pm 4pmPoetry and the political processFaculty of Asian and Middle Eastern StudiesDrawing on studies of Arab societies, explore the way thatpoetry plays an important role in the distribution of power.Why do poets have this power?Map: 4

    3pm 4pmLiterary responses to the armistice of1918Faculty of EnglishDr Trudi Tate talks about how the armistice of 1918 wascovered in poetry, fiction, memoirs and newspaper reports.Map: 12, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223 335070 or email:[email protected]

    3.30pm 4.30pmIs the future of food GM? Faculty of LawWhat are the challenges and solutions to the global foodcrisis? Are genetically modified crops a natural progressionin efficient agriculture or are we playing God with nature?Can we afford not to embrace GM? Join Professor Sir DavidBaulcombe, Regius Professor of Botany; Tony Juniper,Sustainability Adviser; David Nally, Department ofGeography and the chair, Jack Stilgoe, University of Exeterfor the debate.Map: 10, Pre book*

    3.30pm 4.30pmThe philosophy of sci-fi from The TimeMachine to the TARDISFaculty of LawDr Robin Bunce will take a look at martians, H-bombs andDaleks to explore how the concerns played out in sciencefiction are never too far removed from reality; from Victorianfuturology featured in classic HG Wells to its use in film andtelevision in the early 1960s highlighting fears over nuclearwar. Dr Bunce will explain how sci-fi reflects contemporarychanging morality and uncover what makes the Daleks themost menacing alien ever to invade the small screen.Map: 10, Pre book*

    Henrik Thorn

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  • 10am 4pmAnglo-Saxons and Egyptians at GirtonGirton College, Huntingdon RoadFind out about The Lawrence Room collection (including the Anglo-Saxon artefacts excavated inthe College grounds), meet Hermione the Portrait Mummy and create your own Egyptian mask toserve you in the afterlife. Talks at 11am and 2pm; tours at 12noon and 3pm.Map: 44, Hands on / Talk / Tour, Drop in, All ages

    10am 4pmThinking about everything Upper Library, St Johns CollegeExhibition of the extraordinary photographs, drawings, artefacts and writings of the Victorianpolymath Samuel Butler, whose unique perspective challenged accepted wisdom on science,classics, art and society.Map: 45, Exhibition, Drop in, All ages

    10am 4pmLanguage on film Comberton Village College, CombertonProduce a short foreign language film with English subtitles. Receive training in film-making (including script-writing, storyboarding, shotlisting, editing and subtitling).Map: online, Workshop, Ages 8+, Pre book tel: 0845 271 3333 or email: [email protected] with Routes into Languages East at Anglia Ruskin University and Comberton Village College

    10.30am 4pmPrehistory dayCambridge Archaeological Unit, Storeys WayExperience the life of our ancestors, try grinding grain to bake neolithic bread, hunting with a spear throwerand making your own pottery and rock art. Displays and activities for amateur archaeologists of any age.Map: 46, Hands on, Drop in, All ages

    11am 4pmCreate a coral colony: The Big DrawMuseum of Zoology, Downing StreetTo celebrate the Big Draw and the Festival of Ideas, the Museum will be building its very own coral reef! Will youchoose to draw a fish, anemone, crustacean or octopus?Map: 21, Hands on, Drop in, All ages

    11am 4.30pmCreativity: origins, process and psychologyAnglia Ruskin University, East RoadExplore the motivations and mechanisms underlying the creative act through a lecture and group activities. Map: 30, Workshop, Adults, Pre book tel: 0845 271 3333 or visit: www.angliaruskincommunity. eventbrite.comPresented by Anglia Ruskin University

    1.15pm 2pm, 3.15pm 4pmLooking is thinkingThe Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington StreetHow do you look at art? Do you take your time or take it in at one glance? This lecture will slow the process oflooking down and help you to describe what you see.Map: 26, Talk, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223 332904 or email: [email protected] with Anglia Ruskin University

    Saturday 22 October Throughout the City









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    1.30pm 2.30pm (Talk in French), 4pm 5pm (Talk in English)Doris Lessing Alliance Franaise de Cambridge, 60 Hills RoadAn anthology of Doris Lessings work was published in France this year entitled Le carnet dor et autres romans. Thewriter of the foreword, Anne-Laure Brevet, will look at the twin themes of feminine destiny and freedom. Visit:www.alliance-cam.co.uk for more events taking place during the Festival.Map: 38, Talk, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223 561854 or email: [email protected]

    2pm 4pmQuietly back to makingCambridge and County Folk Museum, 2/3 Castle StreetBe inspired by the past to make something for the future. An art workshop led by Tamsin Wimhurst and Sheila Ceccarelli from AccessArt.Map: 39, Workshop, Ages 12+, Pre book tel: 01223 362030 or visit:www.accessart.org.uk/events 10

    2pm 5.30pmDo memorials matter?McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing SiteMemorials are an important way of remembering both people and history,but some commemorations in Europe can provoke controversy andprolong conflicts. The EUs Cultural Heritage and the Re-construction ofIdentities after Conflict (CRIC) project shares its findings.Map: 23, Talk, Ages 12+

    7pm 8pmRecital by Mifune Tsuji and Paul JacksonAnglia Ruskin University, East RoadViolinist Mifune Tsuji (leader of the Xenakis Ensemble) and pianist Paul Jackson will perform music composed byAnglia Ruskin University lecturers.Map: 30, Performance, All ages, Pre book tel: 0845 271 3333 or visit: www.angliaruskincommunity.eventbrite.comPresented by Anglia Ruskin University

    7.30pm 9pmPopcorn ComedyThe Pitt Building, Trumpington StreetJoin Holly Walsh (Mock the Week and Never Mind the Buzzcocks) and CBBCpresenter Ed Petrie for an evening of Popcorn Comedy , which will featurea great line-up of comedy films from talented film makers, interspersedwith live acts from some of the best comedians in the country.Map: 16, Performance / Film, Ages 15+, Pre book tel: 01223 3000085 or visit: www.adcticketing.com, 5 unsold tickets available on the door for cash

    Saturday 22 and Monday 24 October 10am 12noonTown and gown walk Meet at the entrance to The Guildhall, Market SquareAllan Brigham, Blue Badge Guide and local historian offers his sell-out tourof the hidden history of Cambridge to tell the story of the town, gown and riots on the market square!Map: 43, Tour, Ages 8+, Pre book*









    Saturday 22 October Throughout the City

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    Allan Brigham

  • Sunday 23 October Monday 24 October


    11am 4pmScienceXchange The Guildhall, Market SquareAre the boundaries that separate science and arthopelessly out-of-date and what happens whenthey start combining? Find out more at the firstexhibit from The Cambridge Science Centre,details at: www.cambridgesciencecentre.org/FestivalofIdeasMap: 43, Exhibition, Drop in, All ages

    2pm 3.15pmA better future for mankind Faculty of Music, Sidgwick SiteJoin Jo Whaley to find out how Germanintellectuals reacted to the revolution at the endof the 18th century and how they interpretedevents that seemed to foreshadow our ownexperience since 1989? Why were they optimisticin a way that we are not?Map: 13, Talk, Ages 12+

    10am 12noon, 1pm 3pmFamily printmakingKettles Yard House and Gallery, Castle StreetAn opportunity for both adults and children tolearn printmaking skills inspired by the Houseand Gallery.Map: 40, Workshop, Ages 8+, Pre book tel:01223 748100 email:[email protected] adults 10,concessions from 5 (cost includes all materials)

    5.30pm 6.30pmAdventures of a palaeolinguist Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill LaneHow do we find out about languages which areno longer spoken? Find out how a palaeolinguistattempts to reconstruct ancient languages withDr James Clackson.Map: 18, Talk, Ages 12+

    6.30pm 11pmAccess all archives: sights andsoundsMuseum of Zoology, Downing Street, Map: 21.The Polar Museum, Lensfield Road, Map: 47.Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, DowningStreet, Map: 25. The Fitzwilliam Museum(Courtyard entrance), Trumpington Street, Map:26. Whipple Museum of the History of Science,Free School Lane, Map: 20.Live performances and sound installationsprovide the background for a special late nightopening of the museum galleries.Performance, Ages 16+, Pre book and to viewthe full programme visit: www.mus.cam.ac.uk/events/festival-of-ideas 5





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  • Monday 24 October Tuesday 25 October


    7.30pm 8.30pmHistory of IraqUniversity Centre, Granta PlaceSince the founding of the Iraqi state in the 1920sby the British, Iraq has witnessed the rise and fallof successive authoritarian regimes. Discover itsstory of social conflict and power struggles withCharles Tripp, Professor of Middle Eastern politics,University of London.Map: 19, Talk, Ages: 14+, Pre book*Sponsored by Cambridge University Press

    7.30pm 9pmImagining the pastAnglia Ruskin University, East RoadCome and imagine, in words and pictures, thehistories of a selection of pieces from theMuseum of Anthropology and Archaeologycollection.Map: 30, Workshop, Adults, Pre book tel: 0845271 3333 or visit: www.angliaruskincommunity.eventbrite.comPresented by The Museum of Anthropology andArchaeology and Anglia Ruskin University

    Kenneth Lu






    9am 4pmReading lyricsFaculty of English, Sidgwick SiteAn all-day reading of lyric poems. People may dropin and out on the hour or watch the whole readinglive at: www.english.cam.ac.ukMap: 12, Talk, Drop in, Adults

    5.30pm 6.30pmContemporary revolution inreligious life Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill LaneThe world seems to be going in two completelyopposed directions; fewer people say they have areligious belief, yet theological issues andmovements are ever more prominent in theheadlines. Dr David Lehmann, Department ofSociology will attempt to uncover what is going on.Map: 18, Talk, All ages

    6pm 7pmSeven billion: the crowded planet Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill LaneThe worlds population will reach seven billion thisyear. Can the Earth sustain this many people and isreproductive freedom a fundamental liberty? Whatwill the future hold for a crowded planet? Paneldiscussion with Professor John Guillebaud,Population Matters; Sara Parkin, Forum for theFuture; Dr Rachel Murphy, University of Oxford;Fred Pearce, author of Peoplequake and the chair,Sir Tony Wrigley, Cambridge Group for the Historyof Population and Social Structure.Map: 18, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book*

    Expert Infantry

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  • Tuesday 25 October





    6pm 7.15pmFonics, phun and reading wars Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill LaneLearning to read is a vital aspect of education hencearguments about teaching have been called thereading wars. Dominic Wyse looks at the best waysto teach reading and asks why the government hasfailed to recommend the best approaches.Map: 18, Talk, Adults

    7.15pm 8.15pmSelling our freedom Newnham College, Sidgwick AvenueFor something we value so highly, we aresurprisingly careless with our freedom. John De Val,School of Philosophy will explain how and why wegive away our freedom almost on a daily basis.Map: 14, Talk, All ages

    8pm 9.30pmViolent natureMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College,Benet StreetVolcanoes, tsunamis and earthquakes do untolddamage around the world from Haiti to Japan. Cangovernments, scientists and aid agencies managethe risks of living in potentially lethal locations? Map: 48, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book*In partnership with the RCUK Global UncertaintiesProgramme

    8pm 9.30pmNew soundsOld Hall, Queens College, Silver StreetA concert of contemporary classical musiccomposed and performed by new Cambridgeundergraduates, set in beautiful surroundings.Map: 49, Performance, All ages, tickets 3 on thedoor, all profits go to Queens College Enabling Fund





    A pictures worth a thousandwords seriesMuseum of Technology, RiversideKay Goodridge will lead a series of standalonephotography workshops for children.

    Tuesday 25 October 10am 1pmPinhole cameras

    Wednesday 26 October 10am 1pmDigital photography

    Thursday 27 October 10am 1pmEditing and exhibitionMap: 50, Workshop, Ages 10+, Pre book email:[email protected] 15 per session

    Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 October 11am 12noon, 2pm 3pmUnderwater worldMuseum of Zoology, Downing StreetJourney through a coral reef to look at the amazingdiversity of animals that live underwater.Map: 21, Talk, All ages

    Tuesday 25, Thursday 27 Saturday 29 October10am 4pmPolar activity kitsThe Polar Museum, Lensfield RoadWho has the freedom to explore? Search for ananswer with the help of our activity kit.Map: 47, Hands on, Drop in, Ages 5+


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  • 5pm 7pmRunning a home with minimalenergy and cost Anglia Ruskin University, East RoadHow much do you know about home energyefficiency? Find out more about how to adaptyour home and reduce energy costs. Map: 30, Talk, Adults, Pre book tel: 0845 2713333 or visit: www.angliaruskincommunity.eventbrite.comPresented by Anglia Ruskin University

    5pm 7.30pmKeywords for childrensliteratureAnglia Ruskin University, East RoadTalk by Professors Lissa Paul and Philip Nel (viavideo link) to mark the UK publication of theirKeywords for Childrens Literature. This bookexamines vocabulary and concepts central to thestudy of childrens literature.Map: 30, Talk, Adults, Pre book tel: 0845 2713333 or visit: www.angliaruskincommunity.eventbrite.comPresented by Anglia Ruskin University

    5.15pm 6.30pmLives in fragments Cambridge University Library, West RoadThe lives of the famous and the ordinary are laidout in the remarkable medieval fragments fromthe Cairo Genizah collection. Presented by theTaylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit atCambridge University Library.Map: 15, Talk, Ages 14+

    Wednesday 26 October


    10.30am 3.30pmA doggie day at the Polar MuseumThe Polar Museum, Lensfield RoadThis family activity day will look at how scientistsand explorers lived and worked with dogs in abrutal Polar climate. There will be the opportunityto meet some real dogs, talk to experts and enjoytalks and films.Map: 47, Hands on, All ages, Pre book tel: 01223336540 or email: [email protected]

    12noon 4pmDrawing togetherThe Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington StreetDrop in and draw at the Museum with activitiesand inspiration available from the Fitz FamilyWelcome Point.Map: 26, Hands on, Drop in, All ages

    1.15pm 2pm, 2.30pm 3.15pmArtists pigmentsThe Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington StreetSpike Bucklow, Research Scientist at the HamiltonKerr Institute, gives a fascinating talk on artistspigments.Map: 26, Talk, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223 332904or email: [email protected]

    4pm 6pmCriminal Cambridge tour Meet at Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick SiteBack by popular demand! This tour gives thedetails of Cambridges criminal past including theformer gallows and Jewish ghetto, prostitution atthe Maids Causeway and the Pickerel Pub, formeropium den and brothel.Map: 9, Tour, Ages 14+, Pre book*








    Gaetan Lee

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  • Wednesday 26 October



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    5.30pm 7pmDeciphering Bactrian Ancient India and Iran Trust, 23 BrooklandsAvenueProfessor Nicholas Sims-Williams will guide youthrough the challenges and excitement ofdeciphering Bactrian; an unknown language.Map: 51, Talk, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223 356841or email: [email protected]

    5.45pm 7pmVoltaires EnglishLittle Hall, Sidgwick SiteJoin Dr Leigh for this fascinating talk on Voltairesunderstanding of and reception by the Englishpeople, as well as Voltaires own mastery of theEnglish language.Map: 2, Talk, Ages 12+

    6pm 7pmWaterborne communications Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley HallThis talk explores the impact on the plans ofmedieval villages in the peat fens of theirwaterborne communications and how these canstill be seen in the landscape today.Map: online, Talk, Ages 12+, Pre book tel:01223746274 email:[email protected] or visit:www.ice.cam.ac.uk

    6pm 7pmA history of intoxicationFaculty of History, Sidgwick SiteIntoxication is a modern obsession forgovernments and the media as well as producersand everyday users. Discover how ourexperiences today are informed by developmentsfour hundred years ago.Map: 11, Talk, All ages

    6pm 7pm The Mau Mau claim Centre of African Studies, Mond Building, FreeSchool LaneFive Kenyans made a claim for compensation foralleged torture against the British Government.Discover more about the case with Martyn DayofLeigh Day & Co; the firm of solicitors whosubmitted the claim on their behalf.Map: 22, Talk, Ages 14+

    6pm 8pmThe annual Grafton fashionshow The Grafton CentreAs a grand final to the Modelsearch Competitionorganised by the Grafton Centre, Anglia RuskinFashion Design students present their work onthe catwalk at the gala show. Map: 52, Performance, All agesPresented by The Grafton Centre and AngliaRuskin University







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  • 1pm 3.30pmINcredible: stories in scienceWhipple Museum of the History of Science, FreeSchool LaneIn this series of creative writing workshops youll workwith the stories of scientists who changed our ideasof the possible. Create your own poetry and fiction,inspired by items from the Whipple collection.Map: 20, Workshop, Ages 14+, Pre book tel: 0845 271 3333 or visit:www.angliaruskincommunity.eventbrite.comPresented by the Whipple Museum and Anglia Ruskin University

    5pm 6pmEssays of empireCambridge University Library, West RoadThis talk explores essays which give a fascinatingglimpse of how schoolchildren across the globeresponded to the pressures for change within theBritish empire, and to the changing role and nature of the empire itself including theCommonwealth that succeeded it. Map: 15, Talk, All ages, Pre book tel: 0845 271 3333 or visit: www.angliaruskincommunity.eventbrite.comRun by the Royal Commonwealth Society and Anglia Ruskin University

    5.30pm 6.30pmA history of the popesMill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill LaneAround 280 people have held the supreme office of Pope. Uncover with author and historian JohnJulius Norwich, the saints and sinners, and stories of the papal line.Map: 18, Talk, Ages 12+, Pre book*

    Wednesday 26 October Thursday 27 October


    6.30pm 7.30pmRe-reading childrens classicsFaculty of English, Sidgwick SiteIn this talk, Dr Louise Joy revisits classics ofchildrens literature, considering what interestthey hold for adult readers and probing how theirenduring appeal reflects and influences howadults view childhood.Map: 12, Talk, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223335070 or email: [email protected]

    7pm 8.30pmArab Spring Cambridge Union, 9a Bridge StreetWith uprisings, protests and civil wars, the Arabworld is undergoing major social, political andmilitary changes. Discover the consequences anduncertainties for the people from these nationsand the wider world.Map: 53, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book*In partnership with the RCUK GlobalUncertainties Programme

    Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 October 7pm 8pmChoreographing knowledgeMurray Edwards College, Huntingdon RoadJoin architect Helen Stratford and performanceartist Diana Wesser for a performative walk andtalk by Urban (Col)laboratory. Their work is basedon performative urbanity which investigates therhythms and routines by which people negotiatespaces.Map: 42, Performance, All ages, Pre book tel:01223 762789 or email: [email protected]

    Sergey Gabdurakhm


    Jonathan Rashad







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  • Thursday 27 October



    5.30pm 6.30pmEnergy policy: should scientistsbe in charge? Judge Business School, Trumpington StreetThe Electricity Policy Research Group lift the lidon the long-standing dispute between engineersand economists. Who knows best and whosecontributions should be used to solve theproblems of energy usage in the UK today?Map: 28, Talk, Ages 14+

    5.45pm 7pmIsland dreaming and the FrenchEnlightenmentLittle Hall, Sidgwick SiteDr Mander will explore the diverse ways in whichislands, both real and imaginary, shaped thecultural landscape of the French Enlightenment,focussing in particular on the West Indies.Map: 2, Talk, Ages 8+

    6pm 7.15pmInternet freedom Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill LaneThe internet is holding governments to accountby creating a platform for leaked information aswell as for protest groups to freely talk. Join us todebate whether the internet can and should becontrolled. Speakers include Herbert Snorsson,founder of Openleaks.org; David Clemente,Chatham House and Steve Murdoch, ComputerLaboratory University of Cambridge.Map: 18, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book*

    6.30pm 7.30pmThe Difference EngineFaculty of English, Sidgwick SiteDr Zo Svendsen will discuss the creative processof collaborating across the disciplines ofcontemporary dance, theatre, video art and avantgarde musical composition to create TheDifference Engine, which can be seen at TheJunction on 2 November.Map: 12, Talk, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223335070 or email: [email protected]

    7.30pm 9.30pmOpen Scriptural Reasoning The Pitt Building, Trumpington StreetExperience the electric atmosphere when a panelof Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars studytheir sacred texts together; a practice calledScriptural Reasoning, then try it out for yourself.Map: 16, Workshop, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223763013 or email: [email protected]

    Thursday 27 and Friday 28 October 2pm 3.30pmImaginary lands Upper Library, St Johns CollegeSee the world of the earliest explorers andmapmakers. Explore imaginary lands in literaturefrom Utopia to Erehwon, Lilliput toGolgafrincham then create your own imaginaryland.Map: 45, Hands on, Ages 8+, Pre book*







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  • 5.45pm 7pmThe spirit and the letter: how do we relate to the law? Little Hall, Sidgwick SiteThe apostle Paul was acutely aware of the misleading power of the law, the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. Dr Tonneau will argue that it is of the utmost importance for us to retrieve Pauls insights.Map: 2, Talk, Ages 14+

    6pm 7pmRoger go to yellow threeWhipple Museum of the History of Science, FreeSchool LaneRoger go to yellow three is a new vocal and dramaticwork by Christopher Fox and Edward Wickhamperformed by the award-winning vocal ensemble The Clerks. The work explores the science of auditory streaming, the function of hearing whichenables us to pick out a single conversation in acrowded room.Map: 20, Performance, Ages 12+, Pre book tel:01223 337746 email: [email protected] or visit:www.theclerks.co.uk

    7pm 9pmMisLeadership Anglia Ruskin University, East RoadJoin the author of MisLeadership, John Rayment, as he outlines how the four elements of Missing,Misguided, Misinformed and Machiavellianleadership can be used to critique the managementof the recent banking crisis or the government.Map: 30, Talk, Adults, Pre book tel: 0845 271 3333 orvisit: www.angliaruskincommunity.eventbrite.comPresented by Anglia Ruskin University

    Friday 28 October


    10am 11.30amGuided walk around IslehamMeet at Isleham Priory Church, IslehamThe tour will show how buildings, ditches, banks,roads and other elements in the modernlandscape can be used to reveal the influence ofwaterborne transport on the medieval landscape.Map: online, Tour, Ages 12+, Pre book tel: 01223746274 email: [email protected] orvisit: www.ice.cam.ac.uk

    5.30pm 6.30pmHappiness and sustainability Lecture Block A, Sidgwick SiteProfessor John ONeill will explore philosophicalissues around sustainability to question whetherit is possible to maintain or improve well-beingwithout increasing consumption. Map: 5, Talk, Adults

    5.30pm 6.30pmPersonality expression ineveryday lifeMill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill LaneDr Rentfrow will discuss his research on how ourpersonalities are expressed in our daily lives; fromthe music we listen to and the films we watch, tothe careers we pursue and the places we live.Map: 18, Talk, Ages 14+







    Charles Cook

    The Clerks

    Erin Ephotography

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  • Friday 28 October


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    Pfly7.30pm 9pmUnlocking musics secrets Kings College Chapel, Kings ParadeDo you know your madrigals from your motets?Your preludes from your pavans? Come alongand unlock the secrets of how music has evolvedfrom the medieval era up to the 21st century inthe beautiful Kings College Chapel. Enjoyperformances of choral music by the CambridgeUniversity Consort of Voices and also soloinstrumental music from leading performers inthe University, interspersed with a series of talksto explore how priests, politicians, printers andpianistshave all influenced Western Classicalmusic.Map: 54, Talk & Performance, Ages 10+, Pre book*Sponsored by Barclays Corporate

    8pm 10.30pm LostThe Fitzwilliam Museum (Courtyard entrance),Trumpington StreetThis unique, one-off event presents an operacomposed specially for the Festival by TobyYoung, Composition Postgraduate. Lost describesa journey of discovery; the story unfolds as youare guided through each gallery of the Museum.Map: 26, Performance, Ages 16+, Pre book visit:www.mus.cam.ac.uk/events/festival-of-ideas 5



    Seier + Seier

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  • Saturday 29 October


    10am 11amThe Haddon Library pictureshow Department of Archaeology, Downing StreetA presentation about the online pictures from theHaddon Librarys rare books collection. Discoverhow the world looked from Europe in earliercenturies. Followed by refreshments and a tour ofthe Library.Map: 24, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book*

    10am 12noonUp our streetDonald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education,184 Hills RoadThe new building for the Faculty of Educationwas designed with a central street area. Familiesare invited to playfully re-imagine this street withmembers of the Leadership for Learning Networkand artists from Cambridge Curiosity andImagination.Map: 60, Hands on, Drop in, All ages

    10am 3pmChildrens heraldic workshopThe Ante Chapel, Clare College, Trinity LaneCreate a coat of arms for your family and with theCambridge University Heraldic and GenealogicalSociety.Map: 56, Hands on, Ages 8+, Pre book email:[email protected]

    10am 4pmCreate your own digitalstorybookAnglia Ruskin University, East RoadChoose images and then write a story based onthese illustrations. You will be recorded narratingyour story so that you can enjoy it again. Map: 30, Hands on, Ages 8+, Pre book tel: 0845271 3333 or visit: www.angliaruskincommunity.eventbrite.comPresented by Anglia Ruskin University

    10.15am 3.45pmAmundsen and Scott: livesexploredThe Polar Museum, Lensfield RoadA century after the great achievements of thePolar explorers Amundsen and Scott, a group ofinternational experts share the latest researchand evolving ideas.Map: 47, Talk & Tour, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223336540 or email: [email protected] adults15, concessions 10, lunch and refreshmentsprovided

    11am 1pm, 2pm 4pmChanging the leopards spots Anglia Ruskin University, East RoadHow do stereotypes, expectations andknowledge influence the way we experience newenvironments and how we acknowledge reality?Map: 30, Workshop, Ages 14+, Pre book tel:0845 271 3333 or visit:www.angliaruskincommunity.eventbrite.comPresented by Anglia Ruskin University


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    11am 12noon, 12.30pm 1.30pmLanguage and artThe Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington StreetRevise and practise Spanish by exploring artworkon display in the Fitzwilliam Museum. Suitable forparticipants with an intermediate knowledge ofSpanish.Map: 26, Workshop, Ages 14+, Pre book tel:0845 271 3333 or visit:www.angliaruskincommunity.eventbrite.comPresented with Anglia Ruskin University

    11am 1.30pmCreativity in the retro gameAnglia Ruskin University, East RoadJourney through the game design of the past.From the birth of the computer game to homecomputing and 8/16 bit consoles this lectureexplores the innovative creations that haveresulted from restrictive gaming technology. Map: 30, Talk, Adults, Pre book tel: 0845 2713333 or visit:www.angliaruskincommunity.eventbrite.comPresented by Anglia Ruskin University

    11am 2pmCreating sound effects for filmAnglia Ruskin University, East RoadHave a go at audio editing (using Logic 9 fordigital video) and then create a sound sequenceto fit a well-known film. Map: 30, Workshop, Ages 16 19, Pre book tel:0845 271 3333 or visit:www.angliaruskincommunity.eventbrite.comPresented by Anglia Ruskin University






    12noon 1pmThe beginnings of empire inChinaFaculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies,Sidgwick SiteThe great drama in China has always been therepeated attempts to bring the country undersingle control. This talk will examine the ways inwhich successive generations of rulers, statesmenand scholars sought to justify and maintainunified imperial control.Map: 4, Talk, Ages 14+

    1.30pm 4.30pmWar andpeace in theearly MiddleAgesDepartment ofAnglo-Saxon, Norseand Celtic, Facultyof EnglishMembers of theDepartment ofAnglo-Saxon, Norseand Celtic presenttheir take on theviolent image of theearly Middle Ages inBritain and Irelandand its flip-side;everyday peaceful life.Map: 12, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book tel: 01223335079 or email: [email protected]

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    2pm 3pmFrieda Hughes poetry andpaintingsMumford Theatre, Anglia Ruskin University, EastRoadFrieda Hughes (pictured above) combines herpoetry and paintings in a dialogue speciallycreated for the Festival. Map: 30, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book tel: 01223352932 email: [email protected] visit: www.anglia.ac.uk/mumfordtheatre Presented by Anglia Ruskin University

    2pm 4pmTo rhyme or not to rhyme? Faculty of English, Sidgwick SiteCreate your own masterpiece in this poetryworkshop with poet and academic Dr DrewMilne.Map: 12, Workshop, All ages, Pre book tel:01223 335070 or email:[email protected]

    2pm 4pmGoodies and baddies: doeseverything have an opposite? The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington StreetJoin Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination artistsCaroline Wendling and Deb Wilenski to play withwords, weaponry and ideas of revolution.Map: 26, Workshop, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223332904 or email: [email protected]

    2.30pm 4pmScience and religion: friends orfoes? McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus ChristiCollege, Benet StreetThe Faraday Institute for Science and Religionpresents a public discussion to explore how farscience and religion have diverged and whetherthey are now opposed.Map: 48, Talk, Ages 14+

    3pm 4pmNorth-east Asian fault linesFaculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies,Sidgwick SiteIn the wake of the 2011 Fukushima earthquake aswell as the continuing tension over a nuclear-armed North Korea, this lecture considers thenature of political leadership in the two Koreasand Japan.Map: 4, Talk, Ages 14+






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  • 3pm 4.30pmTales of mythology andtechnology Museum of Technology, RiversideIn the past ideas were passed down thegenerations through stories first by word-of-mouth and later through print. Come and hearstories of technology from many cultures andthen print an illustration in our print shop.Map: 50, Talk & Hands on, Ages 8+, adults 5,concessions 3

    7pm 9pmNew Cambridge writersFaculty of English, Sidgwick SiteReadings from new works of poetry, prose anddrama by new Cambridge writers, suitable foryoung people and adults alike.Map: 12, Performance, Ages 14+

    8pm 9.30pmHelen Arney and friendsUniversity Centre, Granta PlaceJoin Helen Arney (geek songstress) and friends(nerdy comedians) for an evening of funny stuff.Map: 19, Performance, Ages 14+, Pre bookemail: [email protected], adults 5,concessions 3, unsold tickets available on thedoor for cash


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    2pm 5pmThe Woman with the Five ElephantsFaculty of Music, Sidgwick SiteA compelling documentary about Ukrainian-born acclaimed translator Svetlana Geier, made famous for herrendering of Fyodor Dostoyevskys five novels; the five elephants of the title. Russian and German with Englishsubtitles.Map: 13, Film, Adults

    Talks at Madingley Hall Sunday 30 OctoberInstitute of Continuing Education, MadingleyMap: online, Talk, All ages (unless otherwise stated), Pre book email: [email protected] or visit:www.ice.cam.ac.uk/openday

    10.30am 11.30amTransforming gender Each summer the mass media present the results of GCSEs and A Levels where girls are supposedly out-performinglaggard boys. But is there really a gender gap and how do ideas of masculinity and femininity affect educationalattainment?Adults

    11.45am 12.45pmVictorian fallen womenFallen women were a popular theme in Victorian novels and paintings such as Tess of the DUrbervilles and HolmanHunts The Awakening Conscience. But should we condemn or have sympathy with the women depicted? Ages 12+

    1pm 2pmWhen Britons were slaves Tens of thousands of Britons in the 17th century were captured and enslaved by privateers based in North Africa.The stories of these British slaves not only provide an account of their suffering, but also shed light on the origin ofattempts to abolish the far more devastating African slave trade.

    2.15pm 3.15pmInvasions and non-invasions The end of the Cold War surprised most both in form and speed as revolutions toppled totalitarian regimes.Debates now rage about what brought about the implosion of communism in Europe.

    3.30pm 4.30pmLandscapes of liberation and freedom In May 1945, Europe celebrated its liberation from Nazi oppression and people reacted by destroying symbols ofNazism. However, the landscape still contains many sites associated with the death and suffering of Nazi occupation.

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    Post-Festival eventMonday 7 November 6pm 8.45pmSciScreen: HitchHikers Guide to the GalaxyArts Picturehouse Cinema, 38-39 St. Andrew StreetWhile he might not have the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything, Dr Andrew N Holding will introduce the2005 film with a short talk on the inevitability that the universe, and not just our sock drawers, will descend into chaos.Map: 31, Talk & Film, All ages, Pre book tel: 0871 902 5720 or visit: www.picturehouses.co.uk adults 7.50,concessions 6.50








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  • Institute of Continuing Education

    Open Day at Madingley HallSunday 30 October 2011, 10am 4.30pm

    Are you searching for a part-time course in your local area? Woud youlike to study with the University of Cambridge but arent sure where tobegin? Come along to our open day and find out more.

    Talk to our friendly course directors andfind out about our new series of shortcourses the Madingley Week Programme.

    Talk a tour of Madingley Hall and discoverthe secrets of this historic 16th- centurymansion. Or follow the Science and Nature Trail round our extensive gardens.

    To find out more, visitwww.ice.cam.ac.uk/open

    Hear our leading University experts talkon a range of subjects from British slaveryto the Cold War (see page 35 for details).

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    Alliance Franaise de Cambridge PAAncient India and Iran Trust LAnglia Ruskin University Please call: 0845 2713333Arbury Community Centre PAArts Picturehouse Cinema T, L, PA, IBharat Bhavan, Mill Road PACambridge American Cemetery T, LCambridge and County Folk Museum T, LiCambridge Archaeological Unit No accessCambridge Museum of Technology T, LCambridge Union PACambridge University Library T, L, ICastle End Mission Hall LCB2 caf No accessCentre of African Studies No accessChurchill College PAClare College PAComberton Village College T, L, Li, IDepartment of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic T, L, LiDepartment of Archaeology T, PA, LiDepartment of Architecture PAEmmanuel College T, L, Li, IFaculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies T, L, IFaculty of Classics T, L, PA, LiFaculty of Economics No accessFaculty of Education T, L, LiFaculty of English T, L, LiFaculty of History T, L, PA, IFaculty of Law T, L, PAFaculty of Music T, LGirton College T, LGreat St Mary's Church T, L, IHeffers Childrens Bookshop PAInstitute of Continuing Education T, LInstitute of Criminology T, L, LiIsleham Priory Church (walk) PAJesus College PAJudge Business School T, L, Li, IKettle's Yard House and Gallery T, PAKing's College Chapel T, L, ILa Dante in Cambridge PALady Mitchell Hall T, L, Li

    Lecture Block A T, L, Li, ILittle Hall L, IMagdalene College T, L, Li, IMcCrum Lecture Theatre T, LiMcDonald Institute for Archaeological Research LMill Lane Lecture Rooms T, L, LiMumford Theatre T, L, Li, IMurray Edwards College T, L, IMuseum of Classical Archaeology T, L, PA, LiMuseum of Zoology T, L, LiNewnham College T, LQueens' College LRoss Street Community Centre T, L, ISedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences T, PASt John's College T, L, PASt. Columba Church Hall T, L, Li, ISynagogue PAThe Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street T, L, Li, IThe Graduate Union PAThe Grafton Centre T, LThe Guildhall T, L, LiThe Guildhall (walk) No accessThe Open University T, L, LiThe Pitt Building T, L, Li, IThe Polar Museum T, Li, IUniversity Centre T, L, LiWest Road Concert Hall T, L, IWhipple Museum of the History of Science T, Li

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    12 25 March 2012Cambridge Science FestivalJoin us at the 18th Cambridge Science Festival, the UKs largest free science festival, which will feature a range ofhands on activities and talks to suit all ages. With over 170 free events on topics from astronomy to zoology theressomething for everyone! Further details and a programme will be available from January 2012.www.cam.ac.uk/sciencefestival

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