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Nearby: Cambridge

Category Antiquity

‘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.’

'Aims at facilitating international communication by exploring the dynamics of culture and identity, language and identity, group mentalities and communication patterns, but also individual and social factors of speaking a second language, within the context of globalisation.'

Category Cambridge

Member of the Photographic Societies - Cambridgeshire Grouping

'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.'

Category Cambridge

Member of the Photographic Societies - Cambridgeshire Grouping

Category Arts Festivals

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.

'We are a world-class, interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to advancing the understanding of music therapy and its ability to affect positive change on health and human wellbeing.'

‘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.'

Category Rail Transport

'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.’

'CGS welcomes new members who would like to learn more about their local landscapes, from the underlying rocks that form them and the environments that existed here in the millions of years of earth’s history to the records of past life and evolution and how the geology relates to human culture, both now and in the thousands of years since man arrived here. Our monthly talks (from September to June) cover a wide range of topics including some of the latest research topics in geology.'

Category Cambridge

'The aim of the Centre is to increase our capacity for rigorous gender analysis and to promote awareness of its relevance in historic, economic, political, artistic, social, and scientific contexts ... The Centre runs high profile symposia, public lectures and research seminars, as well as a multi-disciplinary MPhil and PhD programme, a visiting scholars’ programme and a distinguished Visiting Professorship Scheme (The Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professorship). The Centre also has an excellent network of visiting scholars and invited lecturers.'

Category Africa

'The Centre’s primary role in the University is to undertake, promote, and support research and teaching about Africa as well as to build academic engagement with African scholars and institutions. Among the ways we do this is through intensive and dynamic seminar series, workshops, public lectures, and conferences.'

Category Cambridge

Member of the Local History Societies - Cambridgeshire Grouping

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.'

Category Cambridge

Member of the Local History Societies - Cambridgeshire Grouping

'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 Department of Archaeology runs a diverse and lively events programme that reflects the many-faceted subject. Termly Seminar Series and Discussion Groups see visiting and local scholars delivering thought-provoking lectures on a daily basis. Enhancing these, the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research aims to provide a shared intellectual home for archaeologists at Cambridge with eminent, international speakers delivering the McDonald Annual Lecture as well as hosting multiple conferences and workshops throughout the year.'

'The Department of Engineering is one of the few truly integrated engineering departments in the world. It is also the largest department in the University of Cambridge. Its breadth and scale bring unique advantage ... Whether the focus is to educate current students, connect with industry or reach out to our community and the future generation of students, the Department has a full calendar of events for those looking to participate ... You can view a combined list of all forthcoming seminars, or view the individual seminar series.'

'The Laboratory is very conscious of its role in communicating the importance and excitement of contemporary physics and its cognate disciplines to young people and the general public. One of the key roles of the Educational Outreach Office is to stimulate interest and encourage wider participation in physics amongst 11-19 year olds. These initiatives are all the more important in the light of the needs of the country for more physics teachers and for a more scientifically literate population. Solving many of the challenges facing the world will rely heavily upon public appreciation of what science can do to better the world.'

'There is something for everyone here in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, with a wide range of events including performance, visual arts, conferences, public lectures, industry collaboration, networking events and more! Many events are free of charge and open to all.'

'The Faculty of Divinity is a vibrant and dynamic research community which hosts a number of conferences every year in addition to prestigious lectures and research seminars, and less formal reading groups. Visitors are welcome at many of these events: please contact the organiser.'

'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.'

'Find out what's happening at Fitzwilliam College, including public lectures, concerts, student societies and more.'

Category Cambridge

Member of the Local History Societies - Cambridgeshire Grouping

'We're committed to playing a key role in developing practical solutions to the sustainability challenges we all face, both locally and globally. We do this through research and education - bringing together the information needed to make decisions, with the people capable of taking action.

Category Cambridge

Member of the Local History Societies - Cambridgeshire Grouping

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.'

Category Cambridge

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

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.'

Category Cambridge

Member of the Local History Societies - Cambridgeshire Grouping

#LivefromLucy  'Register for upcoming events and enjoy past ones on-demand.'

'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.

'One of the leading architectural research units in Britain, renowned particularly for its ground-breaking data-driven quantitative research ... Martin Centre projects typically cross traditional research boundaries: transportation and buildings, sustainability, digital media design and communication, risk assessment and mitigation in the built environment, and territorial conflict in divided cities. It has been at the forefront of low-energy design and digital urban modelling for decades.'

Category Cambridge

Member of the Local History Societies - Cambridgeshire Grouping

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.'

Category Cambridge

Member of the Local History Societies - Cambridgeshire Grouping

Category Cambridge

Member of the Local History Societies - Cambridgeshire Grouping

'A diverse community of academics, students and staff from across all of our related subjects. Cambridge's reputation for excellence in the Arts and Humanities rests upon our outstanding teaching and our world-class research.'

'Covers a wide range of disciplines with differing methodologies, from highly quantitative analysis of "big data" to ethnography and the analysis of the material culture and thought of past societies.'

'SPRI's mission is to enhance the understanding of the polar regions through scholarly research and publication, educating new generations of polar researchers, caring for and making accessible its collections (including its library, archival, photographic and object collections), and projecting the history and environmental significance of the polar regions to the wider community for public benefit.'

'St John's hosts a variety of distinguished lectures over the course of the academic year.'

'An interdisciplinary research institute that explores immersive storytelling to enable diverse voices and perspectives. We champion purposeful and powerful storytelling that examines Narrative, Form & Function.'

Category Cambridge

Member of the Local History Societies - Cambridgeshire Grouping

'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.'

Category Cambridge

Member of the Local History Societies - Cambridgeshire Grouping

'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.'

'From lunchtime lectures to seminars in entrepreneurship, there's always something worth watching at Wolfson.'

'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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