Friday 24 September 2021 – Tuesday 28 September 2021
Join the Conservation team at the University Library as they discuss and demonstrate the making of model books as part of their work to preserve medieval manuscripts for the Polonsky Foundation Greek Manuscripts Project.
In this fireside chat, Professor Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb and Professor John Aston will discuss the important links between maths and medicine and how these links are leading to a revolution in medicine and healthcare.
In 2020 Professor Gupta and Dr Kenyon had to rapidly pivot their HIV knowledge and research to learn more about COVID-19. In this session they'll discuss their experience and what we still need to know about COVID-19.
Leading marketing and communications experts Antonia Wade (Newnham 1995), Claire Dixon (Sidney Sussex 1991), Eve Williams (Murray Edwards 2001), Kamyar Naficy (Queens' 2001) and Rohit Jayakaran (Executive Education: ALP 2019) discuss the future of marketing and its role in business and society.
Join Professor Tim Minshall (Christ's 1993) and colleagues as they discuss the transformation of student-industry projects for remote delivery and how this can contribute to a better student experience.
Join Jonathan Prentice (Emmanuel 1990), Head of Secretariat of the United Nations Network on Migration, and Dr Tugba Basaran (Bye-Fellow of Newnham) as they discuss the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
Join Anna Lapwood and current Cambridge University student Robbie Boyd discussing topics ranging from preserving the best of music-making during the pandemic, to aspirations for music revival beyond the pandemic, and myths and challenges of establishing a music career.
In this specially commissioned film discover The New Hall Art Collection, the largest collection of art by women in Europe, as well as the fascintating history of the collection, and the difference it makes to people who experience it.
Gold of The Great Steppe at the Fitzwilliam Museum (28 September 2021 – 30 January 2022) will display hundreds of outstanding gold artefacts from extraordinary ancient burial mounds built by the Saka people of East Kazakhstan. Ahead of the exhibition opening, curator Rebecca Roberts offers a fascinating preview.
Get a peek behind the scenes at the Museum as we explore some of the highlights of the insect room, with beetles, butterflies and more. See specimens of historic importance and discover how insect collections are helping us to understand ecosystems today.
Find out more about the evolution of food gardens in Medieval Italy with Dr Caroline Goodson (Fellow of King's), who will explore their history and explain how historians are learning about these gardens.
Join Katy Roper from the Cambridge Science Centre as she investigates why it’s important to have a variety of species, how plants and animals around us are connected, and what you can do to support greater biodiversity.
A panel discussion with Dr Francesca Moore (Fitzwilliam 1999), Dr James Biddulph (Homerton 2000) and Elle Rose Hoskins (Homerton 2020), discussing teaching and learning online during a global pandemic and the effects on school-age and undergraduate students.
The legacies of empire continue to reverberate through to our own time not just in Britain, but also in the Middle East, India, and China. Find out more with Professor Esra Ozyurek, Professor Hans van de Ven and Dr Shruti Kapila.
Join Professor Wadhams (Churchill 1966) for a talk on the Shroud of Turin, followed by an exclusive tour of the awe-inspiring Turin Cathedral, which houses the Shroud, and a sneak-peak of the behind-the-scenes scientific goings-on. To conclude the session, Peter will be online for a live Q&A.
Professor Jaideep Prabhu, Dr Tanya Filer (Robinson 2004), Michael Kitson and Stephen Taylor discuss how governments are using new levers of state power to deliver change for citizens and what the future of government might look like.
In a debate chaired by Dr Lucy Delap (Queens' 1991), Professor Eugenio Biagini, Professor Richard Bourke (King's 1987) and Dr Niamh Gallagher (St Catharine's 2009) will discuss the formative years of 1920-1 for Ireland and the United Kingdom.
The Right Hon Lord David Loyd-Jones (Downing 1970), Professor Alison Young and Professor Mark Elliott (Queens' 1993) discuss if the UK Constitution is fit for purpose as current affairs put unprecedented pressure on it.
Join three Cambridge Olympic Rowers Dr Cath Bishop (Pembroke 1989), Sarah Winckless (Fitzwilliam 1993) and Anna Bebington-Watkin (Newnham 2001) as they discuss their rowing careers and how leadership in sport is essential in today’s society.
In this conversation, Professor Anna Korhonen (Trinity Hall 1996), Dr John Suckling and Professor Per Ola Kristensson discuss why it's critical to place humans at the centre of AI development and why they are launching a new interdisciplinary Centre dedicated to this cause in Cambridge.
Join Lady Hale (Girton 1963), Dr Pippa Rogerson (Newnham 1980), Tolu Mustapha (Fitzwilliam 2019) and Julia Freytag (Fitzwilliam 2020) for a discussion about diversity in the legal profession today, the changes that have taken place and the objectives that are yet to be met.
What happens when robots work together to achieve complex tasks, and how do we program our robots to work together efficiently? In this talk, Dr Prorok will explore how new algorithms for coordination can help us solve some of the most pressing problems in transport and logistics
The last 18 months have presented a test and a validation of our role within the communities we serve. This talk will outline our experiences of finding ways to keep people connected with art during lockdown.
The closing plenary of the 31st Alumni Festival will see the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen J Toope, joined by Director of Cambridge Zero, Dr Emily Shuckburgh OBE, and a panel of esteemed guests, to discuss the upcoming COP26 climate conference.
Join Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Graham Virgo (Downing 1984), Matt Rogan (Fitzwilliam 1993) and Kerry Potter (Fitzwilliam 1993) as they discuss the wide range of areas in which exercise can have a positive impact on society.
Hilary Cooper (Queens' 1981) and Professor Simon Szreter (Pembroke 1976) discuss their new book, which argues that forty years of neoliberal policy left the UK exposed when Covid-19 struck and calls for us to learn important lessons from our past as we face the global challenges ahead.