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This list shows all events that are taking place during Alumni Festival. Please check the event programme on our website for the most up-to-date information, including availability: alumni.cam.ac.uk/festival/events

27 September 2024
Time Event Speaker(s)
10.00am to 11.00am Is there a bomb in this text? Dr Daniel Weiss
Dr Julia Synder
10.30am to 11.30am Tour of the Whipple Museum Dr Joshua Nall
11.00am to 12.00pm Tour of the Classical Archaeology Museum Dr Susanne Turner
12.00pm to 1.00pm A short history of the microscope Professor Clemens Kaminski
12.00pm to 1.00pm Objects of attention Dr Anastasia R. Badder
2.00pm to 3.00pm Not those shoes! Issues with empathy and how to address them Professor Esra Özyürek
2.00pm to 3.00pm The fall of Kabul, August 2021 Sir Laurie Bristow KCMG
2.00pm to 3.00pm Tour of the Classical Archaeology Museum Dr Susanne Turner
2.00pm to 3.30pm Cambridge’s role in the sporting revolution that went global Nigel Fenner
2.15pm to 3.15pm The remarkable history and heritage of Great St Mary's, the first home of the University! Margaret Johnston
Natalie Lealand
2.30pm to 4.30pm Rare book display at the Classical Faculty Library
3.00pm to 4.00pm Achilles' death Franco Basso
3.00pm to 5.30pm Access to justice in legal advice deserts...(EU) migrant women, the law and… Great Yarmouth Professor Catherine Barnard
Sarah Fraser Butlin KC
Fiona Costello
3.30pm to 4.30pm So you think you know Cambridge! Murray Jacobs
4.00pm to 5.00pm What is the future for climate action? Emily Farnworth
John Elkington
4.30pm to 6.00pm Megan Rooney exhibition talk and tour Dr Amy Tobin
4.30pm to 10.30pm Come and sing: singers
5.00pm to 6.00pm So you think you know Cambridge! Murray Jacobs
6.00pm to 6.50pm Photosynthesis to the rescue Dr Jenny Zhang
6.30pm to 8.30pm Kettle's Yard house tour Dr Inga Fraser
6.30pm to 8.30pm Reception with the Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Prentice
Professor Caroline Vout
Professor Christopher Young
Dr Rebecca Virag
7.00pm to 9.00pm Stargazing at the Institute of Astronomy Dr Matthew Bothwell
8.00pm to 9.45pm LaiPang, Guschlbauer, and Toyomura perform Trios by Clara Schumann and Tchaikovsky
9.30pm to 10.30pm Come and sing: performance
28 September 2024
Time Event Speaker(s)
9.00am to 9.45am Cancer and Artificial Intelligence Professor Grant Stewart BSc MBChB PhD Edin, MA Cantab, FRCSEd (Urol)
Dr Mireia Crispin
9.00am to 9.45am Excavating Must Farm: uncovering Bronze Age life Dr Chris Wakefield
9.00am to 9.45am Lessons in Diplomacy: Politics, Power and Parties Leigh Turner
9.00am to 9.45am The appropriation of history Richard Cohen
10.00am to 10.45am Really? There's more to the UL site than the library?: a walking tour Murray Jacobs
10.00am to 11.00am A legendary collection of Japanese illustrated books: the lost library of Eugène Gillet Alessandro Bianchi
10.00am to 11.00am Frazer's Letter - alumni viewing
10.00am to 11.00am Mind your languages Professor Silke Mentchen
Professor Ianthi Maria Tsimpli
10.00am to 11.00am Pathways to pain: how to cure, not cause! Professor Ewan St. John Smith
10.00am to 11.00am Quantum Secrets Professor Suchitra Sebastian
11.00am to 12.00pm An AI assistant for football tactics Dr Petar Velickovic
11.30am to 12.15pm Really? There's more to the UL site than the library?: a walking tour Murray Jacobs
11.30am to 12.30pm Are the new class of GLP1 anti-obesity medications a panacea? Professor Giles Yeo
11.30am to 12.30pm Baby brains and big surprises Professor Rebecca Lawson
11.30am to 12.30pm The Atomic Human Professor Neil Lawrence
11.30am to 12.30pm What can science do to improve policing and justice in the UK? Dr Matt Bland
11.30am to 12.30pm Women in Mrs Dalloway (1925) Dr Trudi Tate
1.30pm to 2.30pm Constructing a Blockbuster TV Nature Documentary Series Mike Gunton
1.30pm to 2.30pm In conversation with Lord Owen Lord Owen CH FRCP
1.30pm to 2.30pm The different faces of Romania: History, Culture, Architecture Dr Alex Koller
1.30pm to 2.30pm The Good Robot: Why Technology Needs Feminism Dr Kerry McInerney
1.30pm to 2.30pm Unlocking the hidden complexities of evolution Professor Ian Henderson
Dr Emily Mitchell
Dr Aylwyn Scally
2.00pm to 3.00pm Harmonic drums Dr Deepak Venkateshvaran
2.00pm to 3.00pm Why oracy matters Professor Neil Mercer
Benjamin Strawbridge
2.00pm to 3.30pm AI: beyond hype and fear
2.00pm to 5.00pm Exhibition - Newnham and Bletchley Park; women’s work in World War II Dr Gillian Sutherland
Dr Sally Waugh
Frieda Midgley
Jonathan Byrne
3.00pm to 4.00pm A storied space: reading the environment in medieval literature of place Máire Ní Mhaonaigh
3.00pm to 4.00pm Brain inflammation in the race against dementia Dr Maura Malpetti
3.00pm to 4.00pm Department of Zoology Panel Games
3.00pm to 4.00pm Integrating mental health: innovative approaches in paediatric care Professor Isobel Heyman
Professor Hatice Gunes
3.00pm to 4.00pm The Hycean paradigm in the search for life elsewhere Professor Nikku Madhusudhan
3.00pm to 4.00pm The politics panel Roger Mosey
Sir Vince Cable
Gavin Barwell
Charles Clarke
Charlotte Ivers
4.00pm to 5.00pm Can blue skies research solve real life problems? Dr Aga Iwasiewicz-Wabnig FRSA (she/her)
4.30pm to 5.30pm How to survive a crisis: lessons in resilience and avoiding disaster Professor Sir David Omand GCB
7.30pm to 9.30pm Academy of Great St.Mary’s orchestral concert
8.00pm to 9.45pm International Liszt Piano Competition prize winner performs at Hughes Hall
29 September 2024
Time Event Speaker(s)
9.30am to 10.30am Public art in the city centre: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Murray Jacobs
10.00am to 11.00am When nano met bio Dr Ljiljana Fruk
11.00am to 12.00pm Public art in the city centre:"The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" Murray Jacobs
11.00am to 12.00pm The Newnham Conversation Beatriz Araújo
Sarah Breeden
Dame Julia Hoggett
11.00am to 12.20pm Violinist Miclen LaiPang plays: Bach, Beethoven, Gershwin, and Bizet