From prehistory to Brexit: historic events and figures take centre stage at this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Stalin’s legacy, the birth of the New China and extreme protests around the world form part of a hos

Stalin’s legacy, the birth of the New China and extreme protests around the world form part of a host of history-related events at this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas. - Credit: Archant

Stalin’s legacy, the birth of the New China and extreme protests around the world form part of a host of history-related events at this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

Speakers include professor David Reynolds, professor Hans van de Ven and Fiona Mactaggart, chair of the Fawcett Society.

The Festival takes place from October 15 to 28. There are more than 200 events, most of which are free.

Bookings open on Monday September 24.

The history-related events span from an interactive Prehistory and Archaeology Day for all the family to a discussion about the legacy of the protests for women’s right to vote, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.


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The Festival sponsors and partners are St John’s College, Anglia Ruskin University, RAND Europe, University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden, Cambridge Junction and Cambridge University Press.

Find out more on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cambridgefestivalofideas and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/camideasfest #cfi2018

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