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Come along to one of our many public lectures and Topical Talks 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. Learn more about a new subject and join the discussion.

Forthcoming Lectures

Event date: 
Tuesday, 30 March, 2021 - 13:00
Venue: 
Online

How could something, indeed everything, come from nothing ('ex nihilo'). This question lurks at the back of all creation myths and scientific hypotheses about the Universe. But the notion of...

Event date: 
Wednesday, 7 April, 2021 - 14:00
Venue: 
Online

The term ‘post-truth’ seems to imply that there was a period, before this one, that was truthful. However plausible we find this, many of us are aware of post-truth as a phenomena. Arguably,...

Event date: 
Wednesday, 5 May, 2021 - 14:00
Venue: 
Online

Lockdown life resulted in many people bringing dogs into their homes and, hopefully, their hearts. In this talk, Dr Jenny Bavidge looks at the literary history of our canine companions and thinks...

Event date: 
Wednesday, 1 September, 2021 - 14:00
Venue: 
Online

The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare health inequalities between different social groups. In this talk, Dr Nigel Kettley will consider the meaning, measurement and potential explanations for health...

ICE TOPICAL TALKS 2021

Past Lectures

Event date: 
Wednesday, 3 March, 2021 - 14:00
Venue: 
Online

Our lives are being dominated by the impact of Covid-19. In this topical talk, Dr Tom Monie will discuss how our understanding of the biology of SARS-CoV-2 has developed since the virus was first...

ICE TOPICAL TALKS 2021
Event date: 
Thursday, 18 February, 2021 - 19:00

During this panel discussion an ICE Creative Writing tutor will chair a discussion between Di Speirs and Ingrid Persaud about the craft of the short story, what makes a prize winning piece of...

Event date: 
Tuesday, 16 February, 2021 - 19:00

Join us for an evening to celebrate the book launch of Elly Griffiths latest book ' The Night Hawks'. Elly is a crime fiction author and also teaches on a number of the Creative Writing programmes...

Event date: 
Thursday, 4 February, 2021 - 13:00
Venue: 
Online

A quiet revolution has been going on during lockdown. Well over 20 million adults in the UK engaged in some form of professional and/or continuing education. This phenomenon has been mirrored...

Topical Talks 2021
Event date: 
Monday, 25 January, 2021 - 19:00
Venue: 
Online

In this Holocaust Memorial Day event, barrister Robert ‘Judge’ Rinder will be in conversation with ICE’s Dr Gilly Carr. We will be learning about his family's Holocaust experiences, which ended in...

Collage of Judge Rinder and grandfather
Event date: 
Thursday, 7 January, 2021 - 14:00
Venue: 
Online

In recent years, there has been a global renaissance in the interest in flexible and life-wide forms of higher education. 

Drivers such as longer working lives, the fourth industrial...

Event date: 
Tuesday, 2 June, 2020 - 18:30
Venue: 
Online

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Event date: 
Tuesday, 28 April, 2020 - 18:30
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