Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

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When do bookings open and close?

Bookings open in the Summer - check back here for updates.

Closing dates for bookings vary and will be indicated on individual session pages. 

How do I book my Festival sessions?

More information on this is forthcoming.

Can I book sessions on the day? 

Individual session page will have further information on this. Alternatively on the day you can visit the Festival Centre, where the team will be able to help with your enquiry.


Information for visiting Cambridge 

Which sessions are available while in Cambridge?

This year’s Festival will feature a great variety of in-person sessions. They will take place at Sidgwick site and locations around the city. Please see each session page for location details.

Is there a charge to attend sessions?

Prices for sessions vary. Each ticket is valid for one person. Full details for each event are available on the individual session page.

Do I need to register when I arrive at the Alumni Festival?

Yes, please do visit us at the Festival Centre and register. We will provide you with an Alumni Festival lanyard, and further details about the Alumni Festival.

What is the Festival Centre?

The Festival Centre is the main meeting point and registration hub for the Alumni Festival. The Alumni Festival team will be based there to answer your questions.

Where is the Festival Centre?

The Festival Centre is located in a marquee on the Raised Faculty Building lawn at the Sidgwick Site:

Sidgwick Site
Sidgwick Avenue
CB3 9DD                     

Will there be refreshments available in the Festival Centre?

Complimentary tea, coffee and water will be available throughout the day in the Festival Centre on Saturday 24 September.

In a concerted effort to make the Alumni Festival more sustainable and to help alumni and friends consider their use of single-use materials, plastic drinks bottle will not be available at the Festival Centre. We encourage guests to bring a reusable water bottle or reusable coffee cup which they can refill free of charge at the water coolers or hot drinks stations in the Festival Centre.


General information

How do I cancel or make changes to my booking? 

If you need to change or cancel a booking, please contact the Festival Team at, or the Event Organiser as listed on the session page. Please avoid making several bookings for the same event under the same name.  

Can non-alumni book for the Festival?

Non-alumni guests are welcome to book for the Festival. For sessions taking place at the Sidgwick Site, you will be able to book for your guest. However, for online sessions (Virtual Pass and other online sessions), we ask that each person must book individually.

Will the Festival sessions be recorded?

Many Alumni Festival sessions will be recorded and made available for you to listen or watch after the Festival has ended.

What time zone are sessions taking place in?

All sessions are taking place in British Summer Time (BST), which is Greenwich Mean Time plus one (GMT+1). 

How do I get in touch? 

Please contact us by email at or by phone on +44 (0)1223 332 288.