About 2021 Alumni Festival

About 2021 Alumni Festival

  • stain glass window with Alumni Festival logo
  • Alumni Festival - Katie Derham and guests
  • Alumni Festival lecture attendees
  • Alumni Festival - Women in Law
  • Alumni Festival attendees in the Festival Hub

The Alumni Festival has brought people together from around the world to discover the latest fascinating research and reconnect with fellow alumni for 31 years. 

Since the start of the pandemic the Festival has hosted sessions online, returning to more in-person events from 2021. Recordings of past Alumni Festivals are available from the Festival Player.

The Alumni Festival has allowed thousands of alumni to explore interesting topics, highlights include:


2020 – 30th Anniversary

  • Andrew Lownie gives an enthralling portrait of the private and public lives of Dickie and Edwina Mountbatten covering their wartime careers, period as Viceroy & Vicereine of India and links to Royal Family in his lecture, The Mountbattens: their lives and loves.
  • A large swathe of Cambridge’s most iconic lawn is transformed into an ecosystem rich in biodiversity that has seen harebells, buttercups, poppies, cornflowers and more stretching from the Chapel to the banks of the Cam. Join King's Head Gardener Stephen Coghill for a tour of the stunning King’s College wildflower meadow and how it came about.