About the Alumni Festival

About the 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 brings together alumni from around the world to discover the latest fascinating research and reconnect with fellow alumni.

Recordings of past Alumni Festivals are now available on the Festival Player. Over the years, the Alumni Festival has allowed thousands of alumni to explore interesting topics, with highlights including:


2020 – 30th Anniversary

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