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Come along to one of our many public lectures and other events throughout the year. These talks are given by leading experts from the University of Cambridge and beyond, and are an important part of our commitment to public engagement.

Forthcoming Lectures

Event date: 
Thursday, 27 September, 2018 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Event date: 
Thursday, 1 November, 2018 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Event date: 
Thursday, 29 November, 2018 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Event date: 
Thursday, 7 February, 2019 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Event date: 
Thursday, 7 March, 2019 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Event date: 
Thursday, 4 April, 2019 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Do you read stories to your children? Do you play tennis, or go swimming with your children? Do you cook, sing, or garden with your children? Have you ever considered doing some maths with your children? This series of workshops is for parents who would like to know more about enjoying mathematics with their children.

Past Lectures

Event date: 
Monday, 19 November, 2012 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

This lecture deals with whether philosophy is aptly viewed as a science. Professor Colin McGinn suggests that although philosophy is a priori conceptual analysis it is still a science - a formal science. Moreover, it can be described as empirical, natural, experimental science.

Event date: 
Monday, 8 October, 2012 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

The world’s governments failed to meet their pledge of reducing the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010. Wild populations, their habitats, and the benefits they provide for people, are continuing to decline. But is the situation hopeless? In this talk, Professor Andrew Balmford examines a series of case studies where things are getting better rather than worse.

Event date: 
Wednesday, 20 June, 2012 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Throughout much of the 20th century, the wages of the weak were enhanced, directly or indirectly, by the strength of trade unions. In the past two or three decades, global competitive pressures have undermined them. Professor William Brown discusses the different ways in which society can respond.

Event date: 
Monday, 5 March, 2012 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

This lecture explores the history of girls' education in Africa over the past 20 years and describes the current status quo in the five countries in which Camfed International is working. Ann Cotton describes the Camfed Model that supports girls through primary and secondary education and on to securing livelihoods in the rural areas of Africa.

Event date: 
Monday, 30 January, 2012 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

This lecture by Professor Simon Goldhill, Director of CRASSH, describes how Victorian painters used the classical body to express a complex and often conflicted notion of male desire, and how such images still inform the imagination today.

Event date: 
Thursday, 24 November, 2011 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Today's world is faced with a multiplicity of challenges including energy, food, water and economic well-being. Each of these will ultimately culminate in an impact on the agenda for the development of health services. Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz discusses the challenges and priorities for world health.

Event date: 
Monday, 3 October, 2011 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

Politics have played a more significant part in the regulation of reproductive medicine than is commonly recognised. Baroness Deech discusses her work as chair of the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and argues that rearranging the regulatory body will not in fact save money but risks the accountability and security of the field.

Event date: 
Thursday, 14 July, 2011 - 19:00
Venue: 
Madingley Hall

While the years of New Labour have been sometimes characterised as a golden age for culture, the first decade of the 21st century was a difficult time for heritage. Simon Thurley, who was at the helm of English Heritage through the period, looks back at what went wrong and assesses the future of the nation’s heritage.

Contact us

If you have any questions about these events or the booking process, please contact enquiries@ice.cam.ac.uk