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Thursday 29 February 2024, 5.30pm6.30pm GMT

The Thirty Years War (1618-1648) was Germany’s first ‘Great War’. This lecture will serve as a call to augment the study of religion’s role in precipitating and prolonging early modern conflict, with a recognition of the importance of faith for survival and recovery.

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Tuesday 27 February 2024, 6.00pm7.00pm GMT

Join Professor Jim Crow as he explores the changing views of research into one of Rome’s most enigmatic monuments, Hadrian's Wall.

Tuesday 27 February 2024, 5.00pm6.30pm GMT

Gary Stevenson left his trading career behind, convinced that solving inequality was the only way to repair the world economy.

Friday 23 February 2024, 6.00pm8.00pm CST

Join Cantab Chicago for the monthly happy hour at The Exchange!

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Wednesday 7 February 2024, 5.00pm6.00pm GMT

Join Professor Charles Ramble, as he explores some of the lesser-known pathways in the cultural legacy of this extraordinary mountain kingdom. 

Online
Wednesday 7 February 2024, 12.30pm1.30pm GMT

Join the University of Cambridge LIVE from Antarctica and watch Cambridge experts talk about what it’s like to do marine biology in freezing seas and why this research is so vital in tackling climate change.

Thursday 7 December 2023, 6.00pm8.00pm EST

Join us in New York for a Global Cambridge conversation and reception with Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Prentice and Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Andy Neely.

Tuesday 5 December 2023, 6.00pm8.00pm PST

Join us in San Francisco for a Global Cambridge conversation and reception with Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Prentice and Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Andy Neely.

Online
Saturday 18 November 2023, 12.30pm4.00pm EST

The University of Cambridge Alumni of Northern California invites you to an Artificial Intelligence & Biomedicine Symposium

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Wednesday 15 November 2023, 7.30pm8.30pm GMT

Sander van der Linden will talk about the psychology of conspiratorial thinking, how to inoculate yourself and others against the spread of misinformation, discern fact from fiction and push back against methods of mass persuasion.

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Tuesday 11 July 2023, 6.00pm7.00pm BST

Join Cambridge alumnus, former Antarctic ship naturalist and award-winning author James Lowen (Emmanuel 1991)  on a virtual cruise along the Beagle Channel and across the fabled Drake Passage to explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

Saturday 17 June 2023, 7.00pm8.00pm BST

Concert by the sea: Lucy Cavendish Singers - "The Rose of Jericho"

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Tuesday 16 May 2023, 6.00pm7.00pm BST

Join Nirvana Romell, as she explores how Burgundy's ground-breaking advances in politics, art and culture affected the course of European history.

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Wednesday 26 April 2023, 7.00pm8.00pm BST

Join our panel of Cambridge academics and alumni to debate the role of entrepreneurship in all its forms and hear more about how the University is supporting innovation and enterprise at Cambridge.

This webinar is now available to watch on our YouTune channel.

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Thursday 30 March 2023, 6.00pm7.00pm BST

Professor Jay Lewis, Associate Professor at Oxford University, will take the long view over two millennia and consider migration, kingship and statecraft, Buddhism, warfare, Confucianism, trade, colonialism, and modernity, to better understand the similarities and the unique aspects of both.

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Tuesday 24 January 2023, 6.00pm7.00pm GMT

Join Dr Koller (Magdalene 1993) as he attempts an overview of the culture and history of a region long considered as the climax and finale of the Grand Tour.

Online
Thursday 14 July 2022, 6.30pm7.20pm BST

We are at a tipping-point in dementia research. Join three leading Cambridge scientists as they discuss the pathway to a cure for dementia.

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Tuesday 5 July 2022, 7.00pm8.00pm BST

Join Dr David Beresford-Jones (Magdalene College 1999) he offers an overview of cultural development in the Andes over the millennia.

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Thursday 23 June 2022, 5.00pm6.00pm BST

Join Professor Wole Soyinka, Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah and Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr, leading academic voices and hugely influential in their fields of expertise, as they reunite in Cambridge once again for a fascinating insight into their long-lasting friendship.

 

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Tuesday 14 June 2022, 7.00pm8.00pm BST

Join Professors Mike Searle and Bruce Levell as he takes you on a journey through the beautiful mountains of Oman. 

Online
Thursday 26 May 2022, 5.30pm6.20pm BST

Join our panel as they explore how the humanities have always shaped our relationship with technology, and humanities’ crucial role in understanding our digital past, present and future.

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Thursday 19 May 2022, 6.00pm6.50pm BST

This virtual panel discussion featured some of the University’s foremost scientists and clinicians specialising in genetic medicine, followed by Q&A.

 

Online
Tuesday 29 March 2022, 7.00pm8.00pm BST

Take a journey through 'the big islands' history with Professor John Bennet.

Online
Wednesday 23 March 2022, 5.30pm6.20pm GMT

Join our panel as they explore the questions: How did life emerge on Earth? Is the Universe full of life? What is the nature of life?

Online
Monday 14 March 2022, 6.30pm7.20pm GMT

Join our panel as they explore decision-making structures in government, and the relationship between politics and expertise.

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Tuesday 25 January 2022, 5.00pm6.00pm GMT

Join Dr Koller (Magdalene 1993) as he demonstrates how the Transcaucasus region’s great monuments and spectacular settings have become an expression of both the national consciousness and spirit of the peoples of Georgia and Armenia.

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Tuesday 14 December 2021, 7.00pm8.00pm GMT

This talk will cover three most iconic examples of Moorish architecture – the Great Mosque of Cordoba, the Alcazar of Seville and the Alhambra of Granada.

Online
Thursday 25 November 2021, 7.00pm8.00pm GMT

In this highly illustrated talk Dr Carolin Crawford (Newnham 1982) will discuss the how, where and why of the aurora, and the variety of shapes and structures they can form.

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Thursday 18 November 2021, 12.30pm1.20pm GMT

COP26 is the moment where global ambition on climate change must turn into global action. How can we accelerate the response to meet the scale and urgency of the challenge?

Online
Tuesday 19 October 2021, 4.00pm5.00pm BST

Himalayan Cultural historian Zara Fleming will explore the the art and culture of the Buddhist areas that lie along the Himalayas.

Friday 24 September 2021, 12.00am BSTTuesday 28 September 2021, 12.00am BST

Bookings are now live for this year’s Alumni Festival programme, with an array of fascinating online talks, tours and discussions for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

Online
Tuesday 21 September 2021, 4.00pm5.00pm BST

Join Professor Paul Barrett (Trinity 1990) as he discusses the latest evidence for the origins of the dinosaurs, in what is now South America.

Online
Wednesday 21 July 2021, 4.00pm5.00pm BST

Professor Leporc will explore Russian architecture against a social, artistic, economic and political panorama.

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Tuesday 29 June 2021, 7.00pm8.00pm BST

Join Professor Richard Hunter (Pembroke 1975) from the Faculty of Classics, Cambridge, as he takes us on a journey through the Carian and Lycian kingdoms of western Turkey.

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Tuesday 15 June 2021, 5.30pm6.20pm BST

Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen J Toope lead another fascinating Cambridge Conversation. 

Online
Wednesday 26 May 2021, 5.30pm6.20pm BST

The Vice-Chancellor and Professor Giles Oldroyd, Director, Crop Science Centre at the Department of Plant Sciences, along with an expert panel, discussed the interface between biotechnology and conservation; how we can support biodiversity and feed the world simultaneously and sustainably.

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Wednesday 12 May 2021, 7.00pm8.00pm BST

Join Dr Sarah Shaw from the University of Oxford as she explains how Rudyard Kiplings childhood inspired him to write the Jungle Book and the Just So Stories.

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Thursday 6 May 2021, 5.30pm6.20pm BST

Professor David Runciman, Dr Lucia Rubinelli and Dr Roberto Foa had a dynamic panel discussion about the current state of democracy internationally, and its future in a post-pandemic world.

Online
Thursday 29 April 2021, 5.30pm6.20pm BST

The Vice-Chancellor was joined by Professor David Rowitch, Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatrics, and Professor Tamsin Ford CBE, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as they discuss genomic medicine and the importance of integrating mental and physical healthcare.

Online
Monday 26 April 2021, 7.00pm8.00pm BST

Join Dr Owen Weller and Professor Marc St-Onge as they introduce the Canadian and Greenlandic High Arctic

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Thursday 25 March 2021, 7.00pm8.00pm GMT

Join Professors Mike Searle and David Gellner from the University of Oxford as they take us on a journey through Nepal.

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Wednesday 24 March 2021, 5.30pm6.20pm GMT

Professor Graham Virgo, Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, will lead an inspiring discussion with some of our remarkable students who have been enabled to study at Cambridge through scholarships and bursaries. 

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Thursday 18 February 2021, 4.00pm5.00pm GMT

Join Nirvana Romell, a native of Dalmatia, as she unravels the complex but absolutely fascinating history and cultures of the Central Balkans.

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Tuesday 26 January 2021, 7.00pm8.00pm GMT

Join Cambridge’s Professor Robert (Bob) White as he explains how the geologically youthful Iceland has grown above the plate tectonic rift between North America and Europe.

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Monday 14 December 2020, 3.45pm4.45pm GMT

Join Oxford University's Professor Roger Davies (Christ's 1975) as he explains the link between Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and solar eclipses.

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Tuesday 10 November 2020, 4.00pm5.00pm GMT

Join Professor Nick Davies as he explores the curiosity of Darwin, Wallace and Bates in the biodiversity hotspots of South and Central America.

Online
Thursday 17 September 2020, 12.00am BSTSaturday 26 September 2020, 12.00am BST

Across the 10 days of the Festival we hosted over 100 sessions with over 30,000 session registrations. More than 7,500 alumni and guests tuned in from 127 different countries.

Thursday 17 September 2020, 6.30pm7.20pm BST

Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen J Toope, will be joined by leading Cambridge experts Dr David Erdos and Dr Kirsty Hughes to discuss the nature and importance of privacy and personal data protection, and the challenges facing this fundamental legal concept at a time of great turbulence.

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Wednesday 29 July 2020, 6.00pm6.50pm BST

The fifth Cambridge Conversations webinar will feature the Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen J Toope, Dr Mohamed A El-Erian and Professor Diane Coyle as they discuss the current economic crisis and its long-term ramifications. 

Online
Tuesday 14 July 2020, 5.00pm5.50pm BST

Hear from Cambridge academics and alumni as they discussed the new Whittle Laboratory’s leading role in the transformation to zero-carbon emission in both flight and land-based power generation.

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Thursday 18 June 2020, 3.00pm3.50pm BST

The fourth Cambridge Conversations webinar will feature Professor Ed Bullmore, Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Dr Chris Smith as they analyse the effects of COVID-19 on our mental health. 

Online
Thursday 11 June 2020, 4.00pm4.50pm BST

The third Cambridge Conversations webinar will feature Dr Ems Lord and Dr James Biddulph, as they discuss the dilemmas posed by home schooling.

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Thursday 21 May 2020, 12.30pm1.20pm BST

Human beings have shaped our own environment for millennia, but now we have greater power to do so than ever before. With the advent and increasing use of artificial intelligence, how can we maximise the potential of this powerful technology while safeguarding our future?

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Thursday 14 May 2020, 3.00pm3.50pm BST

The second Cambridge Conversations webinar will feature Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, Professor Mike Hulme and Dr Alexandra Freeman, discussing 'COVID-19 behind the numbers – statistics, models and decision-making'.