Alumni Festival



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    Welcome to the 30th Alumni Festival

    Welcome to the 2020 Alumni Festival. The Festival is now in its 30th year, and this year it's all online – thanks to webcam technology pioneered at Cambridge – so you...

  • Cambridge Zero
    26 September 2020 - 4.00pm to 5.00pm

    Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen J Toope in conversation with Dr Emily Shuckburgh

    Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen J Toope will lead a discussion with Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero, and esteemed guests on the critical choices we...

  • Brexit puzzle pieces
    25 September 2020 - 6.30pm to 7.30pm

    Brexit: what next?

    Professor Catherine Barnard discusses the state of affairs of Brexit. Will a future trade deal be concluded and on what terms. Is this the end of the story or merely...

  • Collegiate Cambridge Directors of Music
    25 September 2020 - 8.00pm to 9.30pm

    On YouTube, and places where they sing

    Join four Directors of Music from Collegiate Cambridge as they discuss the future of choral music in a social-distanced world.

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    Alumni Festival 2020

    Bookings for the 30th Alumni Festival are now live

The 30th Alumni Festival has started! What's on?

Get ready to explore ideas, discover new interest and reconnect with Cambridge - wherever you are!

When? Thursday 17 to Saturday 26 September 2020

Where? The Festival is fully digital this year, so it's all happening online

How much? It's free to attend

How to book: All events are taking place online. You'll need to book each event separately to receive a link to watch events

Visit the programme page for full information.

What's on?

Join us for lively Q&A discussions with the world's foremost thinkers, from academics delving deeper into our past, to fellow alumni engineering a sustainable future. 

With events from across the Schools and Colleges of Cambridge, this year's offerings feature discussions on race, gender, Brexit, climate change, and even genetically modified mutant worms.

What do we mean by going digital?

As a digital Festival, the events are able to accommodate more people than ever, and you can continue to book even after the Festival starts.

You can watch from the comfort of your own home, and because the events will be recorded, watch again any time you like.

Missed a session?

Many sessions are being recorded and will be available to view on the Dear World, Yours Cambridge YouTube channel.

Got a question?

For more information please visit:

Festival Programme

Frequently Asked Questions