Festival programme 2023

Festival programme 2023

View the Festival programme below to find your favourites but keep an eye out, new sessions are being added all the time.

Whether you are flying from another continent or just popping down the road, we look forward to seeing many of you in Cambridge in September. 

For any externally-run sessions, please use the booking details in the individual session to find out how to book. 

Online bookings for most sessions are now closed. Please come to the Sidgwick Site on Friday from 12pm or Saturday from 8.15am to book onto sessions in-person. 

If you would like to contact us, call 07938 485891.

Featured events

Painting hanging at a UL reception

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Deborah Prentice, is delighted to welcome you to a drinks reception at the iconic University Library, home to one of the world's great collections of books, maps, manuscripts and archives.


Join us as we look at the past, present and future of the NHS, and how today's challenges and debates will shape the future of universal healthcare. 

Student life in the 19C front cover

An entertaining examination of student life at the University of Cambridge, the teaching of mathematics in the nineteenth century, and the life of London’s literary underworld in the 1820s.