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Bulletin Date: 
Monday, 29 September, 2014
Information Only
All staff

Dear Colleagues,

This October, the University Public Engagement team will present the seventh annual Festival of Ideas – a celebration of the arts, humanities, and social sciences. With hundreds of free debates, workshops, talks, exhibitions, and performances held over two weeks, we are thrilled that the Festival is now one of the most exciting and dynamic occasions in the Cambridge cultural calendar. The events feature academics from the University of Cambridge, as well as renowned guests, including Booker-Prize-winning author Ben Okri, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, award-winning comedian Bridget Christie, leading economist Ha-Joon Chang and author Alexander McCall Smith.

This year’s Festival will be taking place from 20 October – 2 November. Events will focus on the theme ‘Identities’, exploring the ways in which people understand, construct and express their identity. From a panel discussion on 21st century nationalism to a day of events celebrating the achievements of women, the Festival is guaranteed to have something for everyone! The Festival also includes a huge variety of free events aimed at younger audiences. We would also be grateful if you could pass on this information to all those you think might be interested.

Visit for more information, online booking, and to download the free Festival app.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates:
@camideasfest                    #cfi2014

Please do get in touch if you would like more information about the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2014. We hope to see you there!

Best wishes,

The Festival Team

Office of External Affairs and Communications
University of Cambridge
The Pitt Building
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1RP
Tel: +44 (0)1223 766766


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Bulletin Summary: 
Cambridge Festival of Ideas - starting 20 October