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A new Festival of Ideas in arts, humanities and social sciences will take place in Cambridge, from 22 October to 2 November 2008, organised by the University of Cambridge, involving numerous museums and departments, and collaborating with several educational and community partners.

There will be the chance for visitors of all ages to understand more about the world we live in, on a global and local scale – from politics to the study of different cultures to the stories behind paintings, hidden trails around the city of Cambridge and beyond. There will be talks, performances and discussions to get you thinking.

Join us for events in history, literature, languages, drama, art and much more. Find out how to take your interests further, watch fascinating performances and discover how the study of arts, humanities and social sciences helps us understand vital issues past, present and future.

For more details visit www.cambridgefestivalofideas.org

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Touching the Core: Lorca, Art and the Emotions

UserProf Alison Sinclair, Dept of Spanish and Portuguese.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockFriday 31 October 2008, 18:00-18:45

Exploring Languages

UserBert Vaux, Dept of Linguistics.

HouseRoom 9, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.

ClockFriday 31 October 2008, 17:15-18:45

The Importance of Nietzsche

UserMartin Ruehl, Dept of German and Dutch.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockFriday 31 October 2008, 17:00-17:45

The Third Reich at War

UserProf Richard Evans, Faculty of History.

HouseRoom 9, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.

ClockThursday 30 October 2008, 18:15-19:00

Routledge Lecture in Philosophy: Iris Murdoch and the Rejection of Existentialism

UserProf Richard Moran, Harvard University.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockThursday 30 October 2008, 17:15-18:30

Does it all add up? Do Oscar winners live longer and left-handers die younger?

UserProf Stephen Senn, author of "Dicing with Death: Chance, Risk and Health".

HouseRoom 9, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.

ClockThursday 30 October 2008, 17:00-18:00

Millennia of Colour Making

UserDr Spike Bucklow, Hamilton Kerr Institute.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockWednesday 29 October 2008, 18:00-18:45

Keira Knightley's costume – Atonement in film and fiction

UserAdrian Barlow, Institute of Continuing Education.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockWednesday 29 October 2008, 17:00-17:45

Cambridge ancient and modern: the architecture of the colleges and University

UserAdrian Barlow, Institute of Continuing Education.

HouseMichaelhouse Centre, Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1SU.

ClockTuesday 28 October 2008, 19:00-20:00

The art of resistance in the Middle East

UserBrendan Simms, Centre of International Studies.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockTuesday 28 October 2008, 17:30-18:30

Climb Every Mountain: The Ups and Downs of Summit Diplomacy

UserProf David Reynolds, Faculty of History.

HouseMichaelhouse Centre, Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1SU.

ClockTuesday 28 October 2008, 17:30-18:30

Eating Your Way Through East Asian History

UserDr. Barak Kushner (Department of East Asian Studies).

HouseFaculty of Asian and MIddle Eastern Studies.

ClockTuesday 28 October 2008, 17:00-18:00

What's the point of economics?

Pre book on 01223 766766

UserEvan Davis, BBC Today presenter.

HouseRoom 9, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.

ClockMonday 27 October 2008, 17:30-18:30

Mapping Italy's Buried Roman Cities

UserProf Martin Millett, Faculty of Classics.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockMonday 27 October 2008, 17:30-18:30

What are the limits of European integration?

Pre book on 01223 766766

UserDr Julie Smith, Deputy Director of the Centre of International Studies.

HouseUniversity Centre, Mill Lane, cambridge.

ClockMonday 27 October 2008, 17:30-18:30

Art in Polar Regions

UserVikky and Chris Furse.

HouseScott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2008, 20:00-21:00

Facebook: Friendship and Social Interaction

Pre book on 01223 766766

UserDr Kathleen Richardson, Dept of Social Anthropology.

HouseMichaelhouse Centre, Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1SU.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2008, 18:30-20:00

Hollywood Versus the Telephone

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2008, 16:00-16:30

Jeanne Masoero

UserJeanne Masoero.

HouseMurray Edwards College (formerly New Hall), Huntingdon Road.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2008, 15:30-16:30

Political Hypocrisy

UserDr David Runciman.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2008, 15:00-16:00

Can Texting Make You More Literate?

UserProfessor David Crystal.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2008, 14:30-15:30

Icons in French Culture

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2008, 13:30-14:00

Mythology and Marketing in the Renaissance

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2008, 13:30-14:30

Image to Sound

UserMark Bowden and Chris Mayo.

HouseKettle's Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2008, 13:10-13:40

STOP PRESS: Louise Rennison in Conversation

UserLouise Rennison, popular author of books for teenagers.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2008, 12:30-13:15

How to Write a Mystery Story

UserCaroline Lawrence, author of 'The Roman Mysteries'.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2008, 12:00-13:00

Wagner: Music and Power

UserDr Mark Berry.

HouseFaculty of History, Sidgwick Site.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2008, 12:00-13:00

Cracking Alchemical Codes

UserJenny Rampling, Dept of History and Philosophy of Science.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2008, 11:30-12:30

Montaigne and his Books

UserPhilip Ford, Professor of French and Neo-Latin Literature.

HouseUniversity Library, West Road, Cambridge.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2008, 11:30-12:30

The Neglected Ally: China in World War II

UserProfessor Hans van de Ven.

HouseFaculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2008, 11:00-12:00

The English Profile Project

UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseFaculty of English, Sidgwick Site.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2008, 11:00-12:30

How to Illuminate an Elephant

UserChristopher de Hamel.

HouseLady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2008, 10:30-11:30

Minding Your Manners

UserHilary Larkin, Faculty of History.

HouseLittle Hall, Sidgwick Site.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2008, 10:30-11:00

A Short History of Death in England

UserDr Leigh Shaw Taylor and Dr Simon Szreter.

HouseFaculty of History, Sidgwick Site.

ClockSaturday 25 October 2008, 10:00-12:00

The arts mean business

Pre book on 01223 766766

UserProf Evelyn Welch, chair of the AHRS Beyond Text programme.

HouseLT1, Judge Business School.

ClockFriday 24 October 2008, 18:00-19:15

Cambridge and the Meaning of Life

UserProf Alan Macfarlane, Dept of Social Anthropology.

HouseLT1, Judge Business School.

ClockFriday 24 October 2008, 17:00-17:30

What good are the arts?

Pre book on 01223 766766

UserProf John Carey, author of 'What good are the arts?'.

HouseMcCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street (behind the Eagle Pub).

ClockThursday 23 October 2008, 19:00-20:30

Jewish-Muslim relations: the state of play

UserDr Edward Kessler, The Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations.

HouseRoom 9, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.

ClockThursday 23 October 2008, 17:30-18:30

Dead hands: Jane Austen's manuscripts and other puzzles

UserProf Janet Todd, Lucy Cavendish College.

HouseUniversity Centre, Mill Lane, cambridge.

ClockThursday 23 October 2008, 17:30-18:30

China: The World's Only Super-Power in the Late First Millennium

UserProf David McMullen, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

HouseRoom 8-9, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies.

ClockThursday 23 October 2008, 17:00-18:00

Press Freedom in the Internet Age

UserProfessor John Naughton (Wolfson College).

HouseBabbage Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 22 October 2008, 19:00-19:45

Conceptions of press freedom

UserProf Onora O'Neill, Newnham College.

HouseBabbage Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site, Cambridge.

ClockWednesday 22 October 2008, 18:00-18:45

Into the Unknown: Medieval Travellers, Real and Imaginary

UserProf James Montgomery, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

HouseRoom 8-9, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies.

ClockWednesday 22 October 2008, 17:00-18:00

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