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'We hold regular public lectures at 5pm on Friday evenings during University term in addition to special events, conferences, workshops and occasional exhibitions. We also have an active Friends group. As part of the “family”, Friends are invited to special events, our traditional Summer Garden Party and other social functions, and are always welcome to visit the Trust.'

'We're keen to promote and support education, exchange knowledge, provide resources for the wider community and be good neighbours. Come along to talks and debates during awareness raising campaigns such as Black History Month. Participate in events during "ARU Discover" – where academics share research, "Be Inspired" – where graduates share their achievements, Inaugural lectures and much more ...'

'Delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Its skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth as a sustainable planet ... British Antarctic Survey is committed to improving the relationship between science and society. We promote and explain the importance and relevance of our science and operational activities by engaging with policy-makers within government departments, presenting our science to business leaders and through our public engagement and media relations programme.'

'Founded in 1959 for people with an interest in astronomy in and around the Cambridge area we have been running for over 60 years! The CAA and CYA [Cambridge Young Astronomers] cater for all levels of interest in astronomy from absolute beginners to experts, young and old. We aim to make astronomy interesting and fun ... With Cambridge being one of the leading astronomical centers, we are very lucky to hold our meetings at the University Institute of Astronomy and to have many professional astronomers speak at our meetings, giving us the most up to date information about current research.'

The new, interdisciplinary Cambridge Festival (replacing the Cambridge Science Festival and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas) took place from 26 March to 4 April 2021.  The new Festival included 'a uniquely Cambridge eclectic mixture of over 350 events and activities: from panel discussions, film premieres, and self-guided walking tours, to "try this at home" activities for the whole family. Topics covered the breadth of Cambridge research and was presented across the Festival’s four themes: Society, Health, Environment and Explore!'  Normally held Late March - Early April.

‘A Society for those with an interest in books, libraries and information. Members enjoy a varied programme of talks, visits and social events at roughly monthly intervals.’

'Spring & Winter festivals | Literary events throughout the year ... Cambridge Literary Festival (CLF) began as Cambridge Wordfest in 2003, when we had our first annual Spring Festival. We began hosting Winter Festivals in 2008 ... We now welcome over 350 writers and speakers to Cambridge each year and stage events that cover a huge variety of topics.'

'An exciting hub for the promotion of scientific research, discussion, and learning ... The title of our Society may sound slightly misleading when you consider the more modern definition of the word ‘philosophy’, but it is in fact the oldest scientific society in Cambridge ... It became a Body Corporate by virtue of a Charter granted by King William IV in 1832.'

'The Circle aims to provide a convivial opportunity for those fascinated by the railway scene to enjoy illustrated talks, films and video screenings, presented by club members or eminent guest speakers. We cover the railway from yesterday to tomorrow, UK and beyond. These first Friday of the month gatherings run from September to May inclusive. The summer months complement the programme with visits to preserved railways, historic towns, river trips and, very occasionally, the hire of our own excursion train. What’s not to enjoy?'

'Gives the public the opportunity to explore Cambridge Science ... Each year, the Festival welcomes visitors to hundreds of events and receives extensive national and local media coverage. Over 170 event coordinators organise talks, interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, film showings and debates with the assistance of around 1,000 staff and students from departments and organisations across the University and research institutions, charities and industry in the eastern region.' Normally held Early April

‘The Friends are the Library’s largest community of supporters and are open to anyone who loves the Library, wants to give something back, or contribute to its collections and heritage ... To thank you for your support the Library offers Friends a special programme of events and benefits, giving you the chance to see behind the scenes and enjoy and learn about the Library's collections.’

CHUtalks  'This fascinating seminar series highlights cutting-edge research undertaken at all levels of academia within the Churchill College community. Held in an informal setting with discussion encouraged, these talks aim to make complex topics accessible to a general audience.'

'Since 1986 in the second term of every academic year Darwin College has organised a series of eight public lectures. Each series has been built around a single theme, approached in a multi-disciplinary way, and with each lecture prepared for a general audience by a leading authority on his or her subject.

'The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion is a Cambridge-based interdisciplinary research institute improving public understanding of science and religion. Its main focus is on the relationship between science and the Christian faith, but it also engages with those of any faith or none ... The Faraday Institute's events offer an opportunity to engage with the best of scholarship, and to meet others from around the world.'

Bridge Lectures  'Expand your horizons with our lively and wide-ranging lectures and talks. We host five major formal gatherings once a year, where distinguished figures from the College and the wider world are invited to speak on their areas of expertise.'

Intellectual Forum  'We are a relatively new centre, bringing people together to discuss and learn about a wide range of issues. Most of our events are open to the public, and some are live-streamed.'

'Throughout the year King's hosts a number of research seminars, talks and academic conferences, many of which are open to the wider student body and general public.'

'Magdalene hosts a wide range of events throughout the year for both resident and non-resident Members of the College. Many of our events are also open to the public, and we enjoy welcoming both new and regular visitors to the College.

Pudding Seminars  'Newnham has a tradition of pudding seminars at Friday lunchtime, at which members of the College (undergraduate, graduate or Senior Member) give a brief 20-minute talk for a general audience on their current research, followed by questions, and accompanied by coffee and cake.'

'Transition Cambridge aims to help Cambridge make the transition to ways of life that are more resilient in the face of rising energy prices and a changing climate.' The 'Upcoming Events' section lists Transition Events plus other relevant events organised by a variety of organisations.

'Trinity College hosts a number of Public Lectures, which take place on a regular basis (usually either annually or biannually). The lectures are open to all, with no ticket required.'

'If you want to know about talks in Cambridge that match your interests, talks.cam was created for you! Talks.cam provides several services for you. First, it quietly serves up-to-date talk lists to many Cambridge webpages that you may have visited. Second, it provides a database of talks in Cambridge that anyone can browse ... The events on Talks.Cam are user-generated and as such are not under University control. Please exercise sensible measures if attending any events, and ideally do not attend if not necessary,'

'Together, the eight University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden represent the UK’s highest concentration of internationally important collections outside London. With more than five million works of art, artefacts, and specimens, the collections have supported nearly 300 years of investigation into the world around us. Today, they bring together people from across the world to explore the big questions: from the earliest forms of life to the future of our planet. We work to deepen understanding of our world, inspire new thinking, and address local and global challenges.'

'The VHI hosts themed lecture series, the Von Hügel and Lattey lectures, conferences, reading groups, as well as seminars, workshops and other events.'

'The Woolf Institute is a global leader in the academic study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims. The Institute is recognised around the world for the excellence of its research, teaching, policy and public education programmes ... Alumni and Supporters are the cornerstone of the Woolf Institute. Across the globe they are working with us to improve relations between religion and society. Join us by listening to our podcasts, reading or writing for our blogs, watching our videos, accessing our online resources or doing one of our courses.'

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