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Political Debates at the Cambridge Literary Festival

Friday March 26Saturday April 24

From the future of democracy to bridging political extremes:  political debates at the Cambridge Festival.

The future of democracy in a digital age, the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement, efforts to rebuild trust after Brexit, how we bridge political extremes and what we have learnt from a year of ‘following the science’ form just some of the political debates at the Cambridge Festival this year.

The Cambridge Festival, which runs from 26th March to 4th April, brings together the hugely popular Cambridge Science Festival and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas to host an extensive programme of over 350 events that tackle many critical global challenges affecting us all. Coordinated by the University of Cambridge, the Festival features hundreds of prominent figures and experts in the world of science, current affairs and the arts, and has four key themes: health, environment, society and explore.

Speakers in the politics events include Professor Stephen Toope, Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Professor Philippe Sands QC, Professor David Runciman, Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre, Professor David Halpern, Chief Executive of the Behavioural Insights Team, award-winning behavioural scientist, freelance journalist and author Pragya Agarwal and Kehinde Andrews, Professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University.

View the full programme via www.festival.cam.ac.uk. Many events require pre-booking, please check the events listings on the Festival website.

For more information, contact Mandy Garner on 07789 106435 or e-mail mandy.garner@admin.cam.ac.uk


Friday March 26
Friday April 23


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What's Ons are broadcast across the day at 7.50, 10.30, 1.30 and 4.30, and at weekends.

To get your event included email: Karen Stringer