Today (26 September), international law scholar and university leader Professor Stephen Toope was nominated as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.
The Festival runs from 17-30 October with over 200 events, mostly free, on everything from the future of Europe to the continuing relevance of Shakespeare.
Researchers have identified a new mechanism controlling brain development: that neurons not only ‘smell’ chemicals in their environment, but also ‘feel’ their way through the developing brain. 

Forthcoming events

Sign of Summit of Mt. Takao in Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan.
Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 8.00am JST
Price: Dinner charge: 6,400 yen

Join alumni in Japan for an Autumn outing of rowing, hiking and dining!

Clock rotation
Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 10.50am CEST

Members and their guests are invited to join the Group on another of our annual museum visits.

Olympus E-420
Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 2.00pm CEST

Find out how to take natural, relaxed photos that capture people at their best. And get some great images of yourself for use online!

Alumni Groups

Alumni Groups map

With over 450 volunteer-led alumni groups around the world, find one near you using our online group directory. Search on the map, or by location, interest or College.


Fascinating destinations, congenial companions and expert insights. Visit the travel page to find out more.