Cambridge Conversations events in 2020

Cambridge Conversations events in 2020

  • COVID-19
Cambridge Conversations webinars allow you to listen, connect and engage with current Cambridge thinking, wherever you are.
Wednesday 1 January 2020 to Thursday 31 December 2020
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

With the majority of Cambridge alumni the world over in isolation or lockdown, we have launched a series of webinars enabling digital access to leading academics and the chance to participate in real-time Q&A sessions.

As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens the very foundations our society, Cambridge experts are leading research into the diagnosis and treatment of the virus itself, and examining the challenges to our economic, political and educational systems. Their informed insights, provided through the Cambridge Conversations series, are an antidote to the speculation and misinformation rampant on social media.

You will find up-to-date information here about upcoming webinars, as well as recordings of those you might have missed or wish to see again.

Past events: 

  • Friday 17 April: 'Responding to the medical challenges of COVID-19' featuring Professor Ken Smith and Dr Nick Matheson, with facilitator Dr Chris Smith of The Naked Scientists podcast. This webinar is available to watch on YouTube.
  • Thursday 14 May: 'COVID-19 behind the numbers – statistics, models and decision-making' featuring Professor Sir David Spiegelhalther and Professor Mike Hulme, with facilitator Dr Alexandra Freeman. This webinar is available to watch on YouTube.

Confirmed events

Thursday 11 June 2020, 4.00pm to 4.50pm BST

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

Thursday 18 June 2020, 3.00pm to 3.50pm BST

The third 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.