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This list shows all events that are taking place during the digital 2020 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

17 September 2020
Time Event Speaker(s)
10.45am to 11.25am Images from the field
12.30pm to 1.30pm Turbulent heat transport in the ocean: do we even know what we do not know? Professor Colm-cille Caulfield
2.00pm to 3.00pm Virtual tour of the University Herbarium Dr Lauren Gardiner
3.00pm to 4.00pm Bringing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to the nanoscale using quantum sensing Dr Helena Knowles
3.00pm to 4.00pm Virtual tour of the Whipple Museum Dr Joshua Nall
5.00pm to 6.00pm Isaac Newton in London Dr Patricia Fara
6.30pm to 7.20pm Cambridge Conversations: privacy at a time of peril – is privacy itself in peril? Professor Stephen J Toope
Dr David Erdos
Dr Kirsty Hughes
18 September 2020
Time Event Speaker(s)
12.30pm to 1.30pm Case studies in empirical medical ethics: can we test what is the 'right' thing to do? Dr Zoë Fritz
12.30pm to 1.30pm The creation and reproduction of racial inequality in the workplace Dr Kamal Munir
1.00pm to 1.45pm Sugary solutions for our health and the environment Professor Paul Dupree
2.00pm to 3.00pm How Institute for Manufacturing students helped the NHS through COVID-19 Dr Florian Urmetzer
5.00pm to 6.00pm The medical condition with 100% incidence: the Cambridge contribution to end of life care Dr Stephen Barclay
6.00pm to 7.00pm A room to live in: inside Kettle’s Yard Andrew Nairne OBE
6.30pm to 7.30pm Men giving birth, children with three parents, and other future family law problems Professor Jens Scherpe
7.30pm to 8.30pm Carving a classical career: success in the world of classical music Katie Derham
Sir Mark Elder CH CBE
Sir Andrew Davis CBE
Sir John Eliot Gardiner CBE
Emma Johnson
Anna Lapwood
19 September 2020
Time Event Speaker(s)
9.00am to 10.00am Town, gown (and clergy): how the University and town Gas-Light company lit up Cambridge Dr Gordon Davies
Harriet O'Rourke
Geoff Winckles
10.30am to 11.30am Mindfulness & Music Gregory Drott
Dr Elizabeth English
10.30am to 11.30am That’s non-sense Ginny Smith
11.30am to 12.30pm The adolescent brain Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
12.30pm to 1.30pm Engineering super-crops for sustainable agriculture Professor Ian Henderson
Professor Julian Hibberd
1.30pm to 2.30pm Institutions and macroeconomic policies in resource-rich Arab economies Dr Kamiar Mohaddes
3.00pm to 4.00pm Promoting diversity in power and propulsion Dr Masha Folk
Abigail Berhane
Dr Judith Farman
Dr Helen Brocklehurst
Dr Bronwyn Power
4.00pm to 5.00pm Taking up space: tackling institutional racism Chelsea Kwakye
Ore Ogunbiyi
Courtney Daniella Boateng
4.00pm to 5.00pm Will AI make the workplace - wherever it is - more equal? Dr Christopher Markou
Dr Helen McCarthy
Dr Neil Lawrence
Dr Stella Pachidi
5.00pm to 6.00pm The exoplanet revolution Professor Didier Queloz
20 September 2020
Time Event Speaker(s)
11.00am to 12.00pm Cambridge Science Centre: amazing sonic science Dr Andrew Farrer
11.00am to 12.30pm Debating the future
2.00pm to 3.00pm Cambridge University Boat Club in conversation Annamarie Phelps CBE
George Nash MBE
Daphne Martschenko
Eytan Cortissos
3.00pm to 3.45pm Fitz and Will the Cambridge Cats Katherine Mann
Laura Robson Brown
Jia Han
3.00pm to 4.00pm To grow, or not to grow, that is the question Dr Matthew Agarwala
4.00pm to 5.15pm An afternoon of classical music with Graham Ross Graham Ross
21 September 2020
Time Event Speaker(s)
8.00am to 8.20am Mindfulness meditation Naomi Buneman
12.30pm to 1.30pm Artificial intelligence and dispute resolution Dr Felix Steffek
12.30pm to 1.30pm Promoting green growth: a guaranteed route to recovery or a route to value destruction? Professor Michael Pollitt
2.00pm to 3.00pm Out at Cambridge, and beyond? Professor Sarah Franklin
Steven Friel
Dr Miriam Lynn
Hakan Sandal-Wilson
3.00pm to 4.00pm The science behind sash windows Dr Megan Davies Wykes
4.00pm to 5.00pm Claire Barlow and Shaun Fitzgerald in conversation: greenhouse gas removal choices Dr Claire Barlow
Dr Shaun Fitzgerald
5.00pm to 6.00pm Providing new Doctors for the NHS in the time of COVID-19 Dr Diana Wood
Dr Mark Lillicrap
Dr Jeremy Webb
Dr Nicola Jones
6.00pm to 7.00pm Studying seals from space Prem Gill
6.30pm to 7.30pm Ice templated structures for regenerative medicine Professor Ruth Cameron
22 September 2020
Time Event Speaker(s)
12.30pm to 1.30pm Romanticism, creativity, and the replication crisis Professor Alexander Bird
12.30pm to 1.30pm Technology and democracy: rebuilding from the bottom-up Dr Tanya Filer
Dr Beth Singler
Dr Ella McPherson
Dr Sharath Srinivasan
Dr Luke Church
2.00pm to 2.45pm Dialogue, educational technology and learning Dr Sara Hennessy
3.30pm to 4.30pm The Mountbatten: their lives and loves Mr Andrew Lownie
5.00pm to 6.00pm Gates Scholars: how can we secure a lasting peace after conflict? Dr Sharath Srinivasan
Harum Mukhayer
Dr Njoki Wamai
Dr Mateja Peter
5.00pm to 6.10pm The Neanderthals: not so different after all? Dr Emma Pomeroy
Professor Graeme Barker
6.00pm to 6.50pm Greenery: Journeys in Springtime Tim Dee
Robert Hanks
6.30pm to 7.30pm Forgotten histories: the Irish in the First World War Dr Niamh Gallagher
23 September 2020
Time Event Speaker(s)
12.00pm to 12.20pm Mindfulness meditation Naomi Buneman
12.30pm to 1.30pm Electronics on the brain Professor George Malliaras
2.00pm to 2.45pm Treasures of the Museum of Zoology Jack Ashby
2.45pm to 3.15pm Bridging Binaries: LGBTQ+ stories at the Museum of Zoology
3.00pm to 3.45pm Exhibition preview - Ghost words: reading the past
3.00pm to 3.45pm What the papers say: tales from the Churchill Archives Allen Packwood OBE
4.00pm to 5.00pm Sustainability, circular economy and impact investment Dr Khaled Soufani
5.00pm to 6.00pm The global colour line Dr Shruti Kapila
Professor Saul Dubow
Dr Chika Tonooka
Dr Arjun Sharath
6.00pm to 6.50pm Sustainable urban design in India Dr Ronita Bardhan
6.00pm to 7.00pm Gates Scholars: how much impact can individual social entrepreneurs have on development? Professor Jaideep Prabu
Dr Carol Ibe
Riaz Moola
Shadrack Frimpong
6.00pm to 7.30pm Spotlight on Lucy: update from the President Professor Dame Madeleine Atkins
6.30pm to 7.30pm Tackling the global epidemic of non-communicable diseases Professor Nick Wareham
Dr Tolullah Oni
7.00pm to 8.00pm Waves across the south: a new history of revolution and empire Professor Sujit Sivasundaram
Professor Peter Frankopan
24 September 2020
Time Event Speaker(s)
10.00am to 10.40am Images from the field
12.30pm to 1.30pm New ‘wonderchicken’ illuminates the origin of modern birds Dr Daniel Field
1.00pm to 2.00pm How art can break down barriers: the Marquis de Sade and the avant-garde Dr Alyce Mahon
2.00pm to 3.00pm Manufacturing a better world after COVID-19 Professor Tim Minshall
3.00pm to 3.45pm Cambridge University Botanic Garden: a unique role in addressing global challenges Professor Beverley Glover
5.00pm to 6.00pm Gates Scholars - Decolonisation in Africa: next steps Dr Adam Branch
Professor Thabo Msibi
Siyabonga Njica
Dr Danelle van Zyl-Hermann
6.30pm to 7.30pm In conversation: Graduate employment in uncertain economies Emily Packer
Venkat Ramesh
Emily Hardy
6.30pm to 8.00pm Bringing together computer and forest science for a better world Professor David Coomes
Professor Srinivasan Keshav
25 September 2020
Time Event Speaker(s)
11.00am to 12.00pm Curator's tour: Casting new light on Classical sculpture Dr Susanne Turner
12.30pm to 1.30pm Using entrepreneurship to address the climate emergency Chris Coleridge
Nicky Dee
12.30pm to 1.30pm Women behind bars Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe
Professor Nicky Padfield
Naima Sakande
2.00pm to 3.00pm Mutant worms and mini organs: researching human development and disease
2.15pm to 3.15pm The Haddon Library at 100 – new facets of Alfred Haddon Dr Anita Herle
Dr Ciarán Walsh
3.00pm to 4.00pm Classical art, a Cambridge perspective Professor Caroline Vout
3.00pm to 4.00pm Developing chemical engineering and biotechnology technologies - making a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic Dr Lara Allen
Dr David Fairen-Jimenez
Professor Lisa Hall CBE
Dr Jenny Molloy
Professor Axel Zeitler
3.00pm to 4.00pm Living with risk in the Anthropocene Professor Bhaskar Vira
Professor Clive Oppenheimer
Dr Emma Mawdsley
Dr Howard Nelson
Dame Fiona Reynolds
4.00pm to 5.00pm Sustainable food choices: From crop cultivation to global food security and individual eating choices Professor Andrew Balmford
Dr Helen Curry
Dr Nazia Mintz-Habib
Dr Amy Munro-Faure
6.00pm to 7.30pm Chemistry of wine: Alumni wine tasting Dr Alex Thom
6.00pm to 8.00pm Live from Lucy: quiz and cocktails with the AAC
6.30pm to 7.30pm Are China and the US entering a new cold war? Dr Simon Taylor
6.30pm to 7.30pm Brexit: what next? Professor David Runciman
Professor Catherine Barnard
6.30pm to 7.30pm Newnham Conversation: democracy and digital technologies Professor Onora O'Neill
Professor Rae Langton
8.00pm to 9.30pm On YouTube, and places where they sing Professor Katharine Ellis
Daniel Hyde
Sarah MacDonald
Matthew Martin
Graham Ross
26 September 2020
Time Event Speaker(s)
10.00am to 10.45am Girton College Annual Library Talk Dr Gordon Barrett
10.30am to 11.30am That’s non-sense Ginny Smith
11.00am to 11.45am Girton College Annual Lawrence Room Talk Dr Augusta McMahon
11.00am to 12.00pm Mindfulness, Meditation & Meaning Dr Elizabeth English
11.30am to 12.30pm How to support the mental health of children and young people as schools return Professor Tamsin Ford
12.00pm to 12.45pm Girton College Artist in Residence Studio Tour Luke Burton
12.00pm to 1.00pm Young people and work in the global south Dame Barbara Stocking
1.00pm to 2.00pm Lucy Cavendish Alumnae Association Committee AGM
1.30pm to 2.30pm What really makes a difference? The role of resource efficiency in mitigating climate change Dr Jonathan Cullen
2.00pm to 2.45pm Antibiotic resistance and the rise of the 'superbug' Dr Martin Welch
2.00pm to 2.45pm Girton College Annual Gardens Talk Stewart Rosell
2.00pm to 3.00pm A forgotten massacre: Britons and Americans at Dartmoor Prison Dr Nicholas Guyatt
3.00pm to 4.00pm King's College wild flower meadow Steven Coghill
Professor Geoff Moggridge
Dr Cicely Marshall
4.00pm to 5.00pm Robinson College - Beyond COVID-19: the future of medicine Dr Judith Richards
Professor Wendy Barclay
Professor Adam Fox
Professor John O'Brien
4.00pm to 5.00pm Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen J Toope in conversation with Dr Emily Shuckburgh Professor Stephen J Toope
Helen Clarkson
Professor Saleemul Huq
Ella Palmer
5.00pm to 7.00pm Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic alumni reception
5.30pm to 6.15pm Girton College Annual Concert Kevin Loh
6.00pm to 7.00pm Hidden stories behind the labels
6.00pm to 7.00pm Trinity Hall's Elizabethan Old Library
6.00pm to 7.00pm Wolfson Alumni Celebration 2020 Professor Jane Clarke
Oscar Holgate