Thank you for joining us for the 2020 Alumni Festival. Recordings of a number of sessions are now available to watch on the Dear World, Yours Cambridge YouTube channel. More sessions will be uploaded over the coming weeks.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen J Toope, will be joined by leading Cambridge experts Dr David Erdos and Dr Kirsty Hughes to discuss the nature and importance of privacy and personal data protection, and the challenges facing this fundamental legal concept at a time of great turbulence.
Join Cambridge alumna Dr Masha Folk, now working at Rolls-Royce, and other women engineers for this panel to discuss the challenges and opportunities in promoting gender equality in future power and propulsion.
COVID-19 has brought more flexible working, particularly homeworking, for many. Drs Christopher Markou, Helen McCarthy, Neil Lawrence and Stella Pachidi will discuss whether these changes will be sustained after the pandemic and how the articifical intelligence revolution will affect the jobs we do.
Ever wondered what sound is or how you know a sound is being made? Join Cambridge Science Centre as we use exciting ways to explore pitch and frequency, states of matter, and human anatomy, followed by a chance to ask your questions of professional Science Communicator, Andrew Farrer.
Join authors Laura Robson Brown and Katherine Mann for a book reading of Fitz and Will the Cambridge Cats, the highly popular children’s book set in Cambridge. Ideal for children aged 2-8, but purr-fect for cat and Cambridge lovers of all ages.
Meet the leaders of transformative initiatives as they discuss how they are working to build more inclusive communities, overcome obstacles to change, and identify successful strategies to build on Cambridge’s rich legacy of LGBTQ+ activism.
Democracy is in dire straits around the world and technology is making it worse. But does it have to be that way? Dr Tanya Filer facilitates a conversation with Drs Beth Singler, Ella McPherson Luke Church and Sharath Srinivasan.
Jaideep Prabhu facilitates a discussion with Gates Cambridge Scholars Carol Ibe, Riaz Moola, and Shadrack Frimpong, focusing on the role of social enterprise and education in promoting economic and social development in Africa.
Professor David Coomes and Professor Srinivasan Keshav will touch upon some examples where recent advances in computer science, including IoT, AI, big data, and blockchains can be used to solve real problems in the area of forest conservation and restoration.
With a special message from Sir David Attenborough, join the Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen J Toope, Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero, and esteemed guests in a conversation on tackling the climate crisis at the closing plenary of the 2020 Alumni Festival.
Showcasing some of the less known and sometimes sidelined stories behind items in our collection at the Scott Polar Research Institute. Join us for pop-up talks with museum, archive and library experts!
These are pre-recorded talks available to watch now on YouTube.