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Dreams and Nightmares

24 October – 4 November 2012

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Whilst every effort is made to carry out the programme as advertised, all events are subject to change or cancellation. Visit the Festival website for the latest updates. Front cover image: Face of the Festival competition winner George Shapter. For more information on the competition and to view all the entries, please see the Festival website.

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Welcome

Welcome to this celebration of arts, humanities and social sciences from the University of Cambridge. Running each autumn, the Festival of Ideas invites everyone to over 150 free events from lectures for adults and workshops for children, to performances and activities for all ages. This year’s Festival theme, ‘Dreams and Nightmares’, explores many challenges across the globe, unearthing old anxieties or conjuring new hopes and fears. What can we expect from the future? How will the human story develop? Join us for these questions and more: consider relationships with the developing world at ‘How will the rise of the BRICs affect us?’ (event 071); ponder the future of Middle Eastern politics in ‘Where next for the Arab Spring?’ (event 035); and with just a few days before the US election, delve into American politics in ‘The battle for the White House’ (event 148). Be enchanted and provoked by academics, journalists and authors from across the country, including legendary reporter John Simpson, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Radio 4 Controller Gwyneth Williams and Executive Editor of The Economist, Daniel Franklin. As ever, we host leading academic speakers from nearer to home, featuring autism expert Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, author and scientist Dr David Bainbridge and historian Professor David Reynolds. The main day of the Festival, Saturday 27 October, at the University’s Sidgwick Site, will reveal dreams and nightmares through puppetry, graffiti and circus alongside a packed programme of talks and debates. Meet star young people’s writers Lauren Child and Andy Stanton, hear poet Benjamin Zephaniah, or take part in the dozens of activities during the half-term week, 29 October – 2 November.

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Pre-Festival events Can’t wait for the Festival to start? Then join in with these events to get you in the mood!

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Big Draw on tour 2012

Roll Up! Roll Up! Come and visit our travelling ‘circus’ of ideas and inspiration! These artist-led sessions will explore the theme of ‘Dreams and Nightmares’ through the diverse perspectives and imaginative worlds of the University of Cambridge Museums’ (UCM) collections at different sites across Cambridge. Please check the website for more details including pre booking information: www.cam.ac.uk/museums/bigdrawontour Hands on, All ages

Saturday 20 October, 2pm – 4pm Romsey Mill, Hemingford Road Map: 26

Wednesday 31 October, 2pm – 4pm The Polar Museum, Lensfield Road Map: 29

Saturday 27 October, 2pm – 4pm Cambridge Central Library, Grand Arcade Map: 27

Wednesday 31 October, 2pm – 4pm Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street Map: 30

Tuesday 30 October, 10am – 12noon Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Site Map: 2

Thursday 1 November, 10am – 12noon Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Downing Street Map: 22

Tuesday 30 October, 2pm – 4pm Kettle's Yard House and Gallery, Castle Street Map: 28 Wednesday 31 October, 10am – 12noon Museum of Zoology, Downing Street Map: 19

Thursday 1 November, 2pm – 4pm Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street Map: 23 Friday 2 November, 2pm – 4pm Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Free School Lane Map: 20

With thanks to the illustration student volunteers from Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University. The ‘Big Draw on tour’ is supported by the Arts Council England through the University of Cambridge Museums' Connecting Collections programme.

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Pre-Festival events

Wednesday 24 October QUIQUE FS

DAVID BLAIKIE

Ideas at Romsey Saturday 20 October 2pm – 5pm

002. Ideas at Romsey

Romsey Mill, Hemingford Road Join the Festival on the road with White House Arts, the Faculty of Music and the University of Cambridge Museums. Make a junk musical instrument, play the steel pans or paint your dreams. This event will also be the launch of the UCM ‘Big Draw on tour’ (see event 001). Map: 26, Hands on, Drop in, All ages

003. Darwin and human nature Arts Picturehouse, 38-39 St. Andrews Street The Darwin Correspondence Project presents films that explore the political, social and cultural implications of Darwinian ideas. Speakers will introduce the films, followed by discussion. Monday 22, 6pm – 9pm: Inherit the Wind Wednesday 24, 6pm – 9pm: The Elephant Man Monday 29, 6.30pm – 9pm: Proteus Wednesday 31, 5.30pm – 9pm: Black Venus Map: 31, Film, Ages 16+, Pre book tel: 0871 902 5720 or visit: www.picturehouses.co.uk Booking opens one week before the event, standard admission charge applies Supported by the John Templeton Foundation Tuesday 23 October 7.30pm – 9pm

004. The gardens of Clare College Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street Steve Elstub, Head Gardener will talk about how one of the finest College gardens in Cambridge is managed. He will delve into its history and explore what the future holds. Map: 33, Talk, Ages 14+

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Running the British economy 9.15am – 12.15pm, 1pm – 4pm

005. The mind behind the music West Road Concert Hall, Sidgwick Site Studio recording, musical illusions, iPad games and more! This is a great opportunity for school groups to experience the Centre for Music and Science. An action-packed day of experiments, games and talks to unlock the science and psychology of sound. Map: 12, Hands on, Ages 12+, Pre book tel: 01223 768927 email: events@mus.cam.ac.uk or visit: http://bit.ly/NgO7Ab 1pm – 2pm

006. Is purgatory a dream or a nightmare? Merton Hall Farmhouse, J J Thompson Avenue An Anglican-Catholic dialogue and discussion on John Henry Newman's Dream of Gerontius with Reverend Peter Hayler, Chaplain to University Staff and Father Andrew Ekpenyong, St Edmund's College. Part of the Multi-Faith Series. Map: online, Talk, Ages 16+, Pre book* 1.30pm – 5pm

007. Running the British economy The Meade Room, Faculty of Economics, Sidgwick Site How well can you cope with setting interest rates, reducing a large budget deficit and growing the British economy? This popular interactive computer game lets you try. Designed for teams of three to four players from Cambridgeshire schools. Map: 6, Hands on, Years 12 & 13, Pre book tel: 01223 335242 or email: ja504@cam.ac.uk

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Wednesday 24 October OIMax

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Disturbed nights and dreamy days 5.15pm – 6.30pm

Living the dream 6.30pm – 7.30pm

008. Disturbed nights and dreamy days 011. Sir Hermann Bondi Lecture: hard Little Hall, Sidgwick Site choices for tomorrow’s world Dr Charlotte Woodford, Department of German and Dutch, explores women’s emotional worlds in the fictional works of psychoanalyst Lou andreas-Salomé. Map: 2, Talk, Ages 16+ 5.30pm – 7pm

009. A Zoroastrian vision Ancient India and Iran Trust, 23 Brooklands Avenue This talk explores ideas of vision, or ‘daēnā’, in Zoroastrianism, the religion of pre-Islamic Iran. Map: 36, Talk, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223 356841 email: info@indiran.org or visit: www.indiran.org 6.15pm – 8.45pm

010. The Science of Sleep Arts Picturehouse, 38-39 St. Andrews Street Lucy Cavendish College, in partnership with the arts Picturehouse, will show Michel Gondry’s film which explores a young artist’s imagination and dreams as he falls in love with his neighbour. Followed by a talk by Dr Isabelle McNeill, Department of French. Map: 31, Film, Ages 15+, Pre book tel: 0871 902 5720 or visit: www.picturehouses.co.uk Booking opens one week before event, standard admission charge applies

Mill Lane Lecture Room 3, 8 Mill Lane In both developed and developing worlds, humans on average live longer and healthier lives, with more energy subsidies and food per person than in earlier times. This talk by Lord May of Oxford will briefly survey some of the consequent challenges that confront us. Organised with the Cambridge Humanist Group. Map: 16, Talk, Ages 12+, Pre book* 8pm – 9pm

012. James Mullinger is the bad boy of... feminism CB2 café, 5/7 Norfolk Street James has a Women’s Studies degree. But 10 years on, having worked on a men's magazine retouching women to within an inch of their lives and as a stand-up comedian telling misogynistic jokes, he's worried about his feminist credentials. Map: 37, Performance, Adults, Pre book tel: 07889 176050 email: robcoleman100@gmail.com or visit: www.wegottickets.com/event/161186 £5, unsold tickets available on the door for cash 8pm – 9.30pm

013. Living the dream Latimer Room, Clare College, Trinity Lane Buddhists reflect on the simile of the dream as a way to develop inner freedom. Explore the process of awakening not just from the dream of life but also from the dreaming self through practical exercises and discussion. Part of the Multi-Faith Series. Map: 32, Talk, Ages 16+, Pre book* Living the dream

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Wednesday 24 October

A trail of polar dreams and nightmares Wednesday 24 – Saturday 27, Tuesday 30 October – Saturday 3 November 10am – 4pm

014. A trail of polar dreams and nightmares The Polar Museum, Lensfield Road Throughout the Festival, seek out a collection of polar dreams and nightmares in the Museum. Find secrets hidden in drawers and strange objects that have crept into cases. Map: 29, Tour, Drop in, All ages Wednesday 24 – Saturday 27 October, Monday 29 October – Friday 2 November 10am – 5pm

015. Words and images from ancient India Graduate Common Room, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Site A photographic exhibition presenting some outstanding examples of the richly illuminated manuscript books from India and Nepal kept in the South Asian Manuscripts Collections of the Library; currently being researched by the Sanskrit Manuscripts Project. Map: 4, Exhibition, Drop in, Ages 5+ Wednesday 24 October – Sunday 4 November 10am – 5pm

016. Active citizenship and the humanities The Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity Street Men of letters once believed that they could change the fabric of British society by sharing with workers their love for a liberal education and by establishing cross-class friendships. Witness the commitment of university men to ‘active citizenship’ at this exhibition. Please also see talk 030. Map: 38, Exhibition, Drop in, Adults

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Walking the dreams and nightmares Wednesday 24 – Friday 26, Monday 29 October – Friday 2 November 12.30pm – 4.30pm

017. Érem Verde Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Free School Lane An exhibition by Hungary's only mint for decorative and commemorative medals. Map: 20, Exhibition, Drop in, Ages 14+ Wednesday 24 October and Friday 2 November 6pm – 8pm

018. New science and ancient wisdom Anglia Ruskin University, East Road This event, facilitated by Dr Bronwen Ann Rees, Anglia Ruskin University, brings together some of the radical findings in physics, biology, and neuroscience to show how they have resonance with Tibetan Buddhism, alchemy and Taoism. Map: 34, Workshop, Ages 14+, Pre book tel: 0845 271 3333 or visit: www.anglia.ac.uk/communityengagement Presented by Anglia Ruskin University Wednesday 24, Saturday 27 October 2pm – 4pm and Saturday 3 November 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

019. Walking the dreams and nightmares Meet at The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street Were Winnie The Pooh and Arthur Dent dreamed up in Cambridge? Gallop through a galaxy of genres with the Society of Cambridge Tourist Guides on this family-friendly stroll of literary vistas. Book groups and bookworms welcome! Map: 17, Tour, Ages 8+, Pre book* Also on this day: 003

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Thursday 25 October

Poincaré’s dream 10.30am – 12.30pm, 2pm – 4pm

020. Imprints of nature Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Downing Street Local artist-printmaker Susie Turner will show you how to transform simple drawings of fossilised animals or plant life into colourful fine art prints using the techniques of drypoint and chine collé. Please bring an apron; all other materials will be provided. Map: 22, Hands on, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223 333456 or email: museumeducation@esc.cam.ac.uk £5 1pm – 7pm

021. Night thoughts and waking dreams Faculty of English, Sidgwick Site A set of readings in response to the dreaming unconscious, curated by members of the English Faculty. People may join or leave at pauses roughly on the hour every hour. Watch live at: www.english.cam.ac.uk Map: 11, Performance, Drop in, All ages

The Strife of Love in a Dream 5pm – 6pm

023. The Strife of Love in a Dream Cambridge University Library, West Road A rare opportunity to view and learn about some of the Library's earliest printed treasures, with Dr Laura Nuvoloni, Incunabula Cataloguing Project and Ed Potten, Head of Rare Books. Map: 14, Talk & Exhibition, All ages, Pre book* 5pm – 7pm

024. Is the study of Jewish-Christian relations in Europe still important? Wesley House, Jesus Lane This talk will discuss approaches to the study of Jewish-Christian relations in Europe and argue the case for the professionalisation of the broadly contextualized study as a rigorous academic discipline. A talk by Dr Lars Fischer, Woolf Institute's Centre for the Study of JewishChristian Relations. Map: 39, Talk, Ages 16+ 5.30pm – 6.30pm

025. Dreams of transcendence 2pm – 3pm

022. Poincaré's dream Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Free School Lane What is the real geometry of space? Surely we can just go and measure it? Find out how Henri Poincaré, the French mathematical genius, had a dream that he could resolve the issue. Map: 20, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book email: hps-whipple-museum@lists.cam.ac.uk

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Mill Lane Lecture Room 1, 8 Mill Lane Human beings have always wanted to explore a reality beyond themselves, using rationalist or religious concepts. The visions of each approach drive a series of dialogues between characters from sources as diverse as The Pilgrim’s Progress, philosophy and sitcom. The result is an entertaining short history of mankind’s answers to big questions. Map: 16, Performance, Ages 16+, Pre book visit: www.cambridge.humanist.org.uk

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Thursday 25 October

6pm – 7pm

026. Being a language detective Mill Lane Lecture Room 3, 8 Mill Lane A look at how linguists and regular people use analytical techniques to unlock the secrets of language; focusing on identifying a speaker’s gender, race, region and age. A talk by Bert Vaux, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Map: 16, Talk, Ages 12+ 6pm – 7.30pm

027. Sex, Lies and Politics: Gay Politicians in the Press

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R.S. CONNETT

Dreams and nightmares in science fiction and fantasy

Just a minnow 6.30pm – 9pm

029. Just a minnow Museum of Zoology, Downing Street Based on the format of a popular radio show, 'Just a minnow' will feature Cambridge biologists who will be asked to talk about their specialist subject for a minute without pause or repetition! This event is put on in partnership between the Institute of Continuing Education and the Museum of Zoology. Map: 19, Performance, Ages 14+, Pre book* 7pm – 8pm

The Open University, Cintra House, 12 Hills Road Gay politicians in decades past faced nightmarish newspaper coverage, with their personal lives raked over and political careers ruined. In 2012 is the nightmare finally over, or is equal press coverage still a dream? Dr Donna Smith discusses her book Sex, Lies and Politics: Gay Politicians in the Press. Map: 40, Talk, Ages 16+, Pre book tel: 01223 584647 or email: R06-Outreach@open.ac.uk

030. Active citizenship and the humanities

6pm – 8pm

031. From hemlock to hi-tech

The Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity Street Do the humanities and social sciences have the power of shaping civil society? The Victorians certainly believed this. Come and learn about a 19th century dream. Please also see exhibition 016. Map: 39, Talk, Adults, Pre book* 7pm – 8.30pm

028. Dreams and nightmares in science fiction and fantasy Anglia Ruskin University, East Road Much science fiction and fantasy involves imagining worlds where our dreams or nightmares have come true. As well as short papers from science fiction writers and researchers, there will be a panel discussion with Dr Una McCormack, Toby Venables and Professors Sarah Annes Brown, Farah Mendlesohn and Rowlie Wymer. Map: 34, Talk, Ages 12+ Presented by Anglia Ruskin University

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Castle End Mission Hall, St Peter's Street, Pound Hill Corner From early folklore and medicinal cures, the early days of the NHS seen through the eyes of a Fenland GP, to the lifesaving research pioneered by Papworth Hospital. Join Dr Twigs Way, Dr Neville Silverston and Rebecca Proctor for a fun whistle-stop tour of our local medical heritage. Map: 41, Talk, Ages 16+, Pre book tel: 01223 355159 email: info@folkmuseum.org.uk £5, £4 Friends of the Museum

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Thursday 25 October FREEDOM HOUSE

Cambridge Young Composer of the Year: the final 7pm – 9pm

032. Cambridge Young Composer of the Year: the final West Road Concert Hall, Sidgwick Site The University New Music Group will perform a selection of the entries from the 2012 – 2013 Competition. Composer and competition judge, Jeremy Thurlow, will give feedback to the young composers. Map: 12, Workshop & Performance, Ages 8+, Pre book* 7.30pm – 9pm

033. Art in global health Biffen Lecture Theatre, Department of Genetics, Downing Street Can we achieve global health? Find out how artist Katie Paterson is exploring genetics and genomics in global health research by working with scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute to create an exhibit at Kettle’s Yard. Map: 24, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book visit: http://aigh.eventbrite.co.uk

Where next for the Arab Spring? 7.30pm – 9pm

035. Where next for the Arab Spring? McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College, Bene't Street What are the longer term impacts of the Arab Spring on countries in the Middle East region and beyond, and what are the implications for international relations? With Glen Rangwala, Professor Paul Rogers, writer Justin Marozzi and commentator Nesrine Malik. Map: 42, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book* 2pm – 3pm Also on Saturday 27 October 10am – 11am, 11.30am – 12.30pm

036. Letterpress printing Cambridge University Library, West Road Enjoy a tour of the Historical Printing Room. Discover how type is made and pages are composed, and view a demonstration of how a hand press works. Map: 14, Tour, Ages 12+, Pre book* SIR CAM

7.30pm – 9pm

034. The indeterminacy of dreams Anglia Ruskin University, East Road A performance, inspired by John Cage's Indeterminacy, of dream stories contributed by staff and students from Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Cambridge. With Dr Mick Gowar (voice) and Hag Hargreaves (guitar). Map: 34, Performance, Ages 16+ Presented by Anglia Ruskin University Letterpress printing Also on this day: 014, 015, 016, 017

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Friday 26 October FREEDOM HOUSE

Music from the ether: dreams of the theremin 10am – 11am

037. Making a living in the medieval fens Fair Green, Reach, CB25 0JD Earthworks, watercourses and surviving buildings in Reach tell a vivid story about the lives of peasants living along the fen-edge between 1000 and 1700 AD. This guided walk will introduce you to this historic landscape so that you can recognise similar landscapes elsewhere. Participants should be able to walk over rough ground; please bring appropriate footwear and waterproof clothing. Tour, Ages 14+, Pre book* 3pm – 6pm

038. Find your voice

SIR CAM

West Road Concert Hall, Sidgwick Site Join current and former University singers to learn how to perform your favourite pop tunes with voices alone. Explore your voice and learn some performance tips and techniques for 'a cappella' (unaccompanied) singing. Participants are also invited to showcase what they have learnt at the concert (event 043). Open to individual and school group bookings. Organised by the Faculty of Music in association with the Voice Festival UK. Map: 12, Workshop, Ages 14 – 18, Pre book visit: http://bit.ly/NgO7Ab

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Reporting the news in turbulent times 5.15pm – 6.30pm

039. The search for the self in early 20th century German thought Little Hall, Sidgwick Site Dr Liz Disley, Department of German and Dutch, will explore the links between dreams and German philosophy. Descartes famously worried that all his experiences were dreams. However, for Edmund Husserl and his correspondents, and perhaps for us, dreams could be the key to unlocking the secrets of consciousness. Map: 2, Talk, Ages 14+ 6pm – 7pm

040. Music from the ether: dreams of the theremin Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Free School Lane Join Charlie Draper for an evening of music played on the theremin, an instrument controlled without touch. Map: 20, Performance, Ages 14+, Pre book email: hps-whipple-museum@lists.cam.ac.uk 6pm – 7.30pm

041. Reporting the news in turbulent times Babbage Lecture Theatre, Downing Street We are living in a world which is in the midst of huge upheaval and uncertainty. Will progressive forces be stronger than repressive ones and is our increasing interconnectedness a force for good in international politics? A talk by the BBC's legendary World Affairs Editor, John Simpson. Map: 21, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book*

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Friday 26 October ALEBUDDHA

JAIMIE GRAMSTON

The power of prayer and meditation

The Altruists 6.30pm – 7.30pm

042. Taking pity on things Faculty of English, Sidgwick Site A talk by Professor Steven Connor, literary critic, cultural commentator and the author of Paraphernalia: The Curious Lives of Magical Things which investigates our strange relationships with mundane objects. Map: 11, Talk, All ages 7pm – 8pm

043. Cambridge voices West Road Concert Hall, Sidgwick Site A concert of contemporary a cappella singing performed by school, University and semiprofessional groups. The line-up will include Cadenza (Voice Festival UK University Champions 2011), The Dynamics and the Tudor Tunes (Voice Festival UK Youth Competitors 2012). Organised by the Faculty of Music in association with the Voice Festival UK. Map: 12, Performance, All ages, Tickets available on the door, £2 suggested donation

8pm – 10pm

045. The power of prayer and meditation Latimer Room, Clare College, Trinity Lane An evening of short talks, discussion and some prayer and meditation to present perspectives from Buddhism, Christianity and the Bahá'í Faith. Part of the Multi-Faith Series. Map: 32, Talk, Ages 16+, Pre book* Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October 7pm – 8pm

046. Secret Sharers Anglia Ruskin Drama Studio, Covent Garden (off Mill Road) A performance based on Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Sharer, examining the nightmarish idea of the double, of guilt, reflection and mask. Directed by Nigel Ward, Performing Arts Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University. Map: 35, Performance, Ages 16+, Pre book tel: 0845 196 2320 or visit: www.anglia.ac.uk/mumfordtheatre £5, £3 concessions Presented by Anglia Ruskin University

7pm – 9.30pm J3, The Junction, Clifton Way Reading of a new play in development from Menagerie Theatre Company by Craig Baxter (2010 Stage award-winner), telling the true story of the search for the origins of human kindness in late 1960s London by evolutionary biologists George Price, Bill Hamilton and John Maynard Smith. Post-show discussion with playwright and academic specialists. Map: 43, Performance, Ages 16+, Pre book*

ANANTH BS

044. The Altruists

Secret sharers Also on this day: 014, 015, 016, 017

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Saturday 27 October In and around the Sidgwick Site ALEBUDDHA

Find out more about what is going on throughout the day at the Information Marquee (12noon – 6pm), located underneath the Raised Faculty Building (map: 7). Books will also be on sale courtesy of Heffers and book signings will take place for talk attendees in the Marquee. There will be refreshments on sale in the Sidgwick Buttery (11am – 5pm, map: 5) on the Sidgwick Site and in Newnham College Buttery (12.30pm – 1.45pm, map: 13).

Benjamin Zephaniah

Andy Stanton

Lauren Child

Talks for children Lady Mitchell Hall Map: 1, Pre book* 1pm – 2pm

047. Benjamin Zephaniah “Dis poetry is wid me when I gu to me bed. It gets into me dreadlocks. It lingers around me head” (Dis Poetry). Benjamin Zephaniah’s passion for the spoken word cannot help but enrapture and enthral. This star poet will perform work inspired by his Caribbean heritage and share stories from his life. Ages 4 – 11 2.30pm – 3.30pm

048. Andy Stanton

ANANTH BS

Join one of children’s books’ funniest authors for an hour of hilarity and Mr Gum mayhem. This is one event not to be missed! Ages 7 – 10 4pm – 5pm

049. Lauren Child Lauren Child will talk about her writing and illustration including Clarice Bean, Charlie and Lola, Hubert Horatio and her latest Ruby Redfort novel. In conversation with Morag Styles, Professor of Children’s Poetry. Ages 9+

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Saturday 27 October In and around the Sidgwick Site Activities for children JERRY LEE

10am – 12noon

050. Demons, scorpions ... and nightmares! Cambridge University Library, West Road Examine the everyday practice of magic in medieval Egypt. Learn the art of dream interpretation, watch an alchemist attempt to produce gold and make amulets to protect against creepy-crawlies! Come prepared for lively activities with the Genizah Research Unit. Map: 14, Hands on, Ages 5+, Pre book* 10am – 5pm

051. Meet the ancients Museum of Classical Archaeology View one of the last surviving collections of over 600 life-sized casts of Greek and Roman statues in the world. Map: 3, Exhibition, Drop in, All ages

Demons, scorpions ...and nightmares! TOBY FARROW, WATERSHED

12noon – 2pm

052. Dreaming of peace and a better world Junior Common Room, Faculty of Divinity What do we need to build a peaceful, more just world? How can we live together as one family, whatever our race, culture or religion? Learn about peace through art, music and stories. Organised by the Cambridge University Bahá'í society as part of the Multi-Faith Series. Map: 9, Hands on, Drop in, All ages 12noon – 5pm

053. SingSmash SingSmash ACUTANCE

Faculty of Music Come by and try SingSmash, a game for iPad and iPhone that you play by singing or playing an instrument. Designed for enjoyment regardless of musical experience, this app was developed at the Centre for Music and Science. Bring along your own device or play on the iPads provided. Map: 12, Hands on, Drop in, All ages 12.30pm – 2pm

054. Junk puppetry workshop Jane Harrison Room, Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue Learn how to create new characters and stories out of everyday objects. Amelia Bird, Artistic Director of Gomito Productions will introduce the basics of puppetry skills through games and improvisation. Map: 13, Workshop, Ages 8 – 12, Pre book*

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Junk puppetry workshop

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Saturday 27 October In and around the Sidgwick Site 055. Stories from the dark B16, Faculty of Law, Sidgwick Site Where did the dark come from? Where does the sun go at night? The Cambridge Storytellers will amaze you with their versions of old legends about the endless battle between dark and light. Come to either or both sessions. 1pm – 1.30pm: Stories in the dark with Marion Leeper, torches, lights and shiny things (Ages 3 – 7) 1.30pm – 2pm: Malcolm Busby's creatures of the night (Ages 7 – 11) Map: 8, Performance, Pre book* 1pm – 4pm

Graffiti face-off

056. Graffiti face-off

RICARDO KOJI KAIHAMI

Underneath the Raised Faculty Building It’s dreams vs. nightmares in this outdoor graffiti faceoff. Get schooled by skilled graffiti artists in how to wield a spray can and work together to create a street art masterpiece. Map 7, Workshop, Drop in, Ages 5+ 1.30pm – 3.30pm

057. Dreaming of diabolo? Underneath the Raised Faculty Building Join Cambridge Community Circus in gravity-defying feats and miscellaneous manipulative mayhem! Learn juggling, plate-spinning, diabolo, devil-stick and other classic circus skills. Map: 7, Workshop, Drop in, All ages

Dreaming of diabolo SIR CAM

2.30pm – 4.30pm

058. Tudor time machine Underneath the Raised Faculty Building Come and meet Tudors who will tell you all about their lives and what it was like to live hundreds of years ago. Take part in traditional braid making, spinning and book making activities in this historical workshop. Map: 7, Performance & Hands on, Drop in, All ages 3pm – 4pm

059. Arabian tales Common Room, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Join us for interactive bilingual storytelling inspired by the rich folklore and traditions of Arabia, and make your own festive lantern. Map: 4, Hands on, All ages, Pre book*

Tudor time machine

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Saturday 27 October In and around the Sidgwick Site JESSE ANDERSON

3pm – 5pm

060. Fun, flowers and faiths Junior Common Room, Faculty of Divinity Join Chris Beardshaw and friends to help create fabulous flower-inspired artwork to go in the new Three Faiths Garden, and take something special home with you. Map: 9, Hands on, Ages 8+, Pre book visit: http://funflowersfaiths.eventbrite.co.uk/ 3.30pm – 4.30pm

061. Cambridge University Dancesport Team Jane Harrison Room, Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue Join the current national champions from the University Team (www.cudt.org) for a brief performance in ballroom and Latin American dancing and afterwards, learn some steps. Map: 13, Performance & Workshop, Ages 5+

Lingquiztics

Activities for older ages 11am – 4pm

062. Lingquiztics

Poetry writing workshop

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S2 & S3 Alison Richard Building This is Blockbusters, Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and Family Fortunes as you have never seen them before! Find out about the languages of the world, from Afrikaans to Zulu, and take part in Lingquiztics to see how much you know about language. Please also see event 066. Map: 10, Hands on, Drop in, Ages 12+ 2pm – 4pm

063. Poetry writing workshop Faculty of English A workshop on writing poetry with a published poet. Map: 11, Workshop, All ages, Pre book email: english-faculty@lists.cam.ac.uk Saturday 27 6.30pm – 7.45pm, Tuesday 30 October 6.30pm – 7.45pm and Friday 2 November 6.30pm – 7.45pm

064. How to read Faculty of English In three short talks, academics in the Faculty of English explore three poems or brief pieces of prose and the ways we might understand and enjoy them. Map: 11, Talk, All ages

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How to read

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Saturday 27 October In and around the Sidgwick Site Talks and debates 10am – 11am

065. The Corpus Juris project LG17, Faculty of Law John Spencer, Professor of Law, explores the Corpus Juris project and the ideas and debate surrounding its downfall. Map: 8, Talk, Adults 10am – 11am, 2pm – 3pm

066. How languages are built SG1 & SG2, Alison Richard Building Have you ever wondered how and why one language differs from another? Professor Ian Roberts, a worldrenowned expert on the syntax of Celtic, Romance and Germanic languages, will describe some of the building blocks of language. Participants are also encouraged to attend event 062. Map: 10, Talk, Ages 12+

The Corpus Juris project

11am – 12noon

067. A scholar’s dream Room 8-9, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies A talk by Dr Vincenzo Vergiani, Director of the AHRCfunded Sanskrit Manuscripts Project, illustrating the importance of the University Library’s South Asian manuscripts collections for the understanding of pre-modern Indian civilisation. Map: 4, Talk, Ages 14+ How languages are built

12noon – 1.15pm

PIETRO NAJ-OLEARI EUROPEAN COMMISSION STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

068. Violence against women: preventions and responses Lucia Windsor Room, Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue Norah Al-Ani, Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre, and Halliki Voolma, Gender Studies, will present work that explores the serious problem of violence against women in Cambridge and across Europe. This event will highlight research, services and current national policies, and will be followed by a facilitated discussion. Map: 13, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book* 12.30pm – 1.30pm

069. Middle age LG18, Faculty of Law Why does time speed up as you get older? Do middle-aged people really become more conservative? Why don’t we feel very old? Dr David Bainbridge, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, asks 'where is the upside to ageing?' Map: 8, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book*

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Violence against women: preventions and responses

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Saturday 27 October In and around the Sidgwick Site 1pm – 2pm

070. Changing the world with kids' books S1, Alison Richard Building Extremely politicised children's literature is not very prominent in Britain, but all around the world, books for children with strong political agendas flourish. Clementine Beauvais, PhD student in Children's Literature, will give examples and unveil what they tell us about adult faith in the mighty political child. Map: 10, Talk, Ages 16+ 1pm – 2.30pm

071. How will the rise of the BRICs affect us?

Changing the world with kids’ books WALDEC

LG19, Faculty of Law Will China's rise change our own working culture? Will migration patterns change and will we see a reverse in the brain drain? Journalist Isabel Hilton; author Martin Jacques; Michael Keith, University of Oxford and Jaideep Prabhu, Judge Business School, will examine how the rise of Brazil, Russia, India and China is likely to affect the West. Map: 8, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book* 1.30pm – 2.30pm

072. Prophetic dreams and royal nightmares in Persian literature Room 8-9, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies In literature from Homer to Dostoevsky, dreams can be caused by the divine, devilish, or the dead and can foreshadow the actions of the living. Dr Firuza Melville will examine a rich collection of examples from Persia’s ancient literary tradition. Map: 4, Talk, Adults How will the rise of the BRICs affect us? 2pm – 3pm JAMES CRIDLAND

073. The art of listening LG18, Faculty of Law From The Reith Lectures with Aung San Suu Kyi to Bloomsday, Radio 4 lies at the cultural heart of the nation. The Public Philosopher is a new venture from The Listening Project that will venture into oral history. Gwyneth Williams, the Controller of Radio 4 will discuss the future for the network in the UK and beyond. Map: 8, Talk, Ages 14+

The art of listening

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Saturday 27 October In and around the Sidgwick Site 2pm – 3pm

074. Visions of the city in Latin American comics S1, Alison Richard Building An illustrated talk by Joanna Page and Ed King from the Centre of Latin American Studies on depictions of the city in comics from Argentina and Brazil, exploring the dreams and nightmares of technological modernity in the world’s greatest metropolises. Map: 10, Talk, Adults 2.30pm – 4pm

075. Translating Camus: The Outsider

Visions of the city in Latin American comics CELSO FLORES

Auditorium, Robinson College, Grange Road Meursault longs for a peaceful life near the sea, but the sun rains fire down onto the beach, turning his dream into a nightmare. Sandra Smith, acclaimed translator of Irene Nemirovsky's novels, will play extracts of Camus reading The Outsider and discuss her new translation. Presented in collaboration with Alliance Française. Map: 15, Talk, Ages 14+ 3pm – 4.15pm

076. The US election seen from East Asia: what is at stake? Room 8-9, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Come and hear experts on East Asia and the US discuss the impact of the upcoming US election in a roundtable discussion. Map: 4, Talk, Adults, Pre book* 3.30pm – 4.30pm

077. Reporting nightmares of society and history

The US election seen from East Asia: what is at stake? EAGERISEAGER

SG1&2, Alison Richard Building Join Professor Alison Sinclair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, in this fascinating exploration of Spain as seen by Goya (1746 – 1828), and then by Doré (1832 – 1833). Does their work represent the realities of Spain in their day? Map: 10, Talk, Ages 16+ 3.30pm – 4.30pm

078. The Olympics: now and then LG18, Faculty of Law The modern Olympics were pitched by their founders as a revival of the ancient Greek originals. Actually, they're almost as unalike as chalk and cheese... as this talk by Paul Cartledge, Professor of Greek History, will explain. Map: 8, Talk, Ages 14+ The Olympics: now and then

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Saturday 27 October In and around the Sidgwick Site IMAGES OF MONEY

3.30pm – 5pm

079. Are we being sold online? LG19, Faculty of Law One in every nine people on Earth is on Facebook. Are the social media giants profiting from our willingness to share the most intimate details of our lives online and should we be concerned by this compromise to our privacy? With Michal Kosinski, Cambridge’s Psychometrics Centre; Professor William Dutton, Oxford Internet Institute; Nick Pickles, Big Brother Watch; Mariam Cook, Porter Novelli; and Spencer Kelly (Chair). Map: 8, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book* 4.45pm – 5.45pm

Are we being sold online? SOPHIE SMITH

080. Early to bed, early to rise? Room 8-9, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies It is generally perceived that our ancestors went to bed when night fell and naturally got up early. Dr Brigitte Steger, Modern Japanese Studies, will explore how nocturnal sleep was regulated in pre-modern Japan and what this regulation implies for the night-time activities from people of different historical periods, regions, social strata and gender. Map: 4, Talk, Ages 12+ 5pm – 6pm

081. How reputation runs the world Early to bed, early to rise? VICTOR SCHIFERLI

LG18, Faculty of Law Reputation is perhaps the most important force on our behaviour. It touches everything from the sneaky behaviour of cleaner fish to why it's so hard to get international agreement on tackling climate change. With science writer John Whitfield, author of People Will Talk: The Surprising Science of Reputation. Map: 8, Talk, Ages 14+ 5pm – 7pm

082. Making people SG1&2, Alison Richard Building CRASSH presents an evening with Posy Simmonds, cartoonist and graphic novelist, on inventing plots, characters, make-up, wardrobe, props, special effects and performing goats. Map: 10, Talk, Ages 16+, Pre book tel: 01223 766838 email: rhr32@cam.ac.uk or visit: www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/2062/

Also on this day: 001, 014, 015, 016, 019, 036, 046

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Making people (with Posy Simmonds)

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Saturday 27 October Throughout the City 10am – 12noon, 2pm – 4pm

083. Ancient worlds at Girton Lawrence Room, Girton College, Huntingdon Road Girton's antiquities museum will be open for all to explore its treasures, including the Roman portrait mummy, Hermionê Grammatikê, plus Roman and Anglo-Saxon objects discovered at Girton. Map: 44, Exhibition, Drop in, All ages 10am – 12noon

084. Creating dreamtimes Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street Create stories in words and pictures based on ancient and modern dreaming, including Australian Aboriginal art and stories, and the Creation Tales of poet Ted Hughes, who studied Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge. Map: 23, Hands on, Ages 5+, Pre book tel: 0845 271 3333 or visit: www.anglia.ac.uk/communityengagement Presented by Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, and Anglia Ruskin University 10am – 2pm

085. Playful learning zone Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road View demonstrations of innovative research equipment to shed light on questions such as: what can your eyes tell us about what you are thinking?; how does spending time in a playroom help children build social bonds? Map: 45, Hands on, Drop in, All ages 10am – 4pm

086. The objects of science Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Free School Lane Explore the Whipple’s collections and investigate how some of their objects work using the handling trolleys. Map: 20, Exhibition, Drop in, All ages 10.30am – 4pm

087. Prehistory day Cambridge Archaeological Unit, Storey’s Way The chance for budding archaeologists of any age to experience the life of our ancestors. Try grinding grain to bake Neolithic bread, 'hunting' with a spear thrower and creating pottery. Map: 46, Hands on, Drop in, All ages 11am – 4pm

088. ScienceXchange The Guildhall, Market Square Discover our pop-up art gallery with installations and photographic works. Exchange ideas with artists and scientists. Join in building the ‘Chain Reaction’ (at 3.30pm). More information: www.cambridgesciencecentre.org Map: 47, Exhibition, Drop in, Ages 8+ 11am – 4pm

089. Make a noise: “Play me, I'm yours!” Locations across the City centre The Faculty of Music is bringing music making to you! Take the chance to listen, play and learn music, all for free! See website for specific activities: http://bit.ly/NgO7Ab Hands on, Drop in, All ages 11am – 4pm

090. Monster masks

Monster masks Museum of Zoology, Downing Street Be inspired by the monsters in the Museum and spooky stories to create your own monster mask for Halloween. Map: 19, Hands on, Drop in, All ages

*Pre book: www.cam.ac.uk/festivalofideas

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Saturday 27 October Throughout the City 11am – 4.30pm

091. Dreams of freedom: the abolition of the slave trade Old Library, St John's College, St John’s Street William Wilberforce and Thomas Clarkson, partners in the campaign to abolish the transatlantic slave trade, both studied at St John’s College. This exhibition showcases their struggle to end the nightmare of slavery. Map: 48, Exhibition, Drop in, Ages 12+ 1.15pm – 2pm, 3.15pm – 4pm

092. Visions and dreams in painting Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street How have dreams and visions been represented in painting? Let yourself be transported through time in this illustrated talk by Dr Nina Lübbren, Art Historian and Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. Map: 30, Talk, Adults, Admission is by token, available from the Courtyard Entrance from 12.45pm on the day Presented by Anglia Ruskin University W 2pm – 3.30pm

093. Bloomsbury walk The Guildhall, Market Square Tourist Guide Elizabeth Hodder will retrace the early steps of the Bloomsbury Group. The walk will uncover the crucial role played by the University of Cambridge in establishing the peculiar character of the Group. Map: 47, Tour, Adults, Pre book* 4pm – 5pm

094. The magic of movement Science Lecture Theatre, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road Ideas and inquiry, inspired by intellectual curiosity and intuition; perhaps science and ballet aren't worlds apart after all. Mark Baldwin, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Rambert Dance Company, and Professor Nicky Clayton FRS, University of Cambridge and Scientist-in-Residence at Rambert Dance Company, reveal the surprising commonalities between cognition and choreography. Map: 49, Talk, Ages 12+, Pre book* 6pm – 7pm

095. Dream cabinet Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Free School Lane Writer-in-Residence Kelley Swain will chair a discussion between poet Lesley Saunders and artist Cassie Herschel-Shorland about their artistic interpretation of the historic calculating instruments in the collection. Map: 20, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book email: hps-whipple-museum@lists.cam.ac.uk Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October 11am – 5pm

096. Dream machines printing workshop Cambridge Museum of Technology, Riverside The museum’s machines will be working at full steam to inspire your own designs of dream machines or industrial nightmares. The print room team will help you to print your images. Map: 50, Workshop, Drop in, Ages 8+, £5.50, £3 Children, £3.50 Concessions, includes Museum entry Saturday 27 October and Friday 2 November 10.30am – 12.30pm

097. Town and gown walk Meet at the entrance to The Guildhall, Market Square Discover the hidden history of Cambridge including the town and gown riots with Allan Brigham, Blue Badge Guide. Map: 47, Tour, Ages 8+, Pre book*

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Town and gown walk

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Sunday 28 October

10am – 6.30pm

098. A history play in a day Anglia Ruskin Drama Studio, Covent Garden (off Mill Road) Can drama recapture the spirit of the past? Create a piece of original drama from historical materials, putting the drama together and performing it by the end of the day. With Dr Sean Lang, Lecturer in History at Anglia Ruskin and Mike Levy and Lesley Ford, co-directors of Keystage Arts and Heritage. Map: 35, Workshop, Ages 14+, Pre book tel: 0845 271 3333 or visit: www.anglia.ac.uk/communityengagement Presented by Keystage Arts and Heritage and Anglia Ruskin University 11am – 12noon

099. When online dreams become real world nightmares Anglia Ruskin University, East Road Ever wondered what happens when you delete something online? What if that past catches up with you? The young adult novel User tells the story of what happens when one girl's past does exactly that, with tragic consequences. Reading by Sarah Gibson Yates, Anglia Ruskin University. Map: 34, Talk, Ages 12+ Presented by Anglia Ruskin University 11am – 12noon

100. Joseph’s dreams Synagogue, 3 Thompson's Lane A story time for children to hear the biblical tale of Joseph’s dreams with the Cambridge Synagogue, with related arts and crafts. Part of the Multi-Faith Series. Map: 51, Hands on, Ages 5 – 11, Pre book*

*Pre book: www.cam.ac.uk/festivalofideas

MARION COBBY

KATERHA

When online dreams become real world nightmares

Fear of the other 11am – 1pm, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

101. Fear of the other Anglia Ruskin University, East Road A cultural awareness workshop facilitated by Erica Berzaghi, Anglia Ruskin University. Take part in a series of individual and group activities relating to stereotyping, deciphering cultural behaviour and culture shock. Map: 34, Workshop, Ages 10+, Pre book email: ericaberzaghi@googlemail.com or visit: www.anglia.ac.uk/communityengagement Presented by Anglia Ruskin University 2pm – 4pm

102. Your words: other objects Judith Wilson Studio, Faculty of English, Sidgwick Site Join freelance writer Dr Jane Monson for a creative writing workshop in the company of objects. Discussion and exercises based on the work of Beckett, Virginia Woolf and Ponge. Part of a series on the theme ‘Rhythms of Things’, involving poetry readings, performances, talks, music and dance. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/OCcvPq Map: 11, Workshop, Drop in, Ages 10+ 2.30pm – 4.30pm

103. Cambridge’s filthy past Cambridge Museum of Technology, Riverside Join local historian Allan Brigham and Councillor Lewis Herbert as they explore the nightmarish living conditions which Cambridge residents endured for hundreds of years and how the Museum’s pumping station home brought them to an end. Map: 50, Talk, Ages 10+, £5.50, £3 Children, £3.50 Concessions, includes Museum entry

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Monday 29 October

Sunday 28 October

2pm – 5pm

104. We are born digital? Anglia Ruskin University, East Road Have you got an eye for capturing your world in writing, photography or video? This workshop with Sarah Gibson Yates will help you explore new media. Map: 34, Workshop, Ages 12+, Pre book tel: 0845 271 3333 or visit: www.anglia.ac.uk/communityengagement Presented by Anglia Ruskin University

MARION COBBY

DULLHUNK

We are born digital?

Festival choral evensong 5pm – 6.30pm

108. Goethe’s marriages The Auditorium, Cripps Court, Magdalene College, Chesterton Road In Goethe’s works, marriage is a recurrent symbol of stability in turbulent times, yet it took him 18 years to decide to marry the woman he loved. Professor Nicholas Boyle will ask whether Goethe’s dream perhaps turned into a nightmare in this prestigious Schröder Lecture. Map: 54, Talk, Ages 14+

3.15pm – 4.30pm

105. A British tea break Cambridge & County Folk Museum, 2/3 Castle Street Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with an intimate spoken word show by acclaimed performance poet Hollie McNish. Delve into the themes of Britishness, immigration, women, workers’ rights and tea! Map: 52, Performance, Ages 16+, Pre book visit: http://bit.ly/Ox7KB9 Donations welcome 4pm – 6.30pm

106. Sikh Divan Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road, CB4 2LD An invitation to join the local Sikh congregation for prayers, songs and food. Part of the Multi-Faith Series. Talk, All ages, Pre book* 6.30pm – 7.30pm

107. Festival choral evensong Great St Mary's Church, Senate House Hill Evening Prayer in the Church of England tradition, according to the Book of Common Prayer 1662, with a visiting preacher. Part of the Multi-Faith Series. Map: 53, Performance, Ages 16+

5.30pm – 7pm

109. Breaking through Howard Theatre, Downing College, Regent Street What is the impact of Black and Ethnic Minority people’s visibility and how does this affect race equality and leadership? This 2012 Annual Race Equality Lecture which forms part of the celebrations for Black History Month will be given by Baroness Haleh Afshar, University of York; Nina Amin, KPMG; and the journalist Ekow Eshun. Map: 55, Talk, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223 764091 email: equality@admin.cam.ac.uk or visit: www.eventbrite.com/event/3765221880 6pm – 7pm

110. When China Rules the World Mill Lane Lecture Room 3, 8 Mill Lane Martin Jacques, author of When China Rules the World, will discuss China's increasing economic power and how, as it becomes a major player, it won’t necessarily become more Western; we will become more Chinese. Map: 16, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book*

Also on this day: 016, 096

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MARION COBBY

My Memories, They Shove Me Awake 6pm – 7pm, 7.30pm – 8.30pm

111. My Memories, They Shove Me Awake

Lost: opera in the Fitz 7.20pm – 8pm, 7.40pm – 8.20pm, 8pm – 8.40pm, 8.20pm – 9pm, 8.40pm – 9.20pm, 9pm – 9.40pm

Anglia Ruskin University, East Road Climate change remains a concern for public policy. This deliberative theatre event by Dr Craig Duckworth, Lecturer in Business Environment and Economics at Anglia Ruskin University will engage the public in the moral debates surrounding the issue. Map: 34, Performance, Ages 16+, Pre book tel: 0845 271 3333 or visit: www.anglia.ac.uk/communityengagement Presented by Anglia Ruskin University

114. Lost: opera in the Fitz

6.30pm – 7.45pm

115. Oxbridge eccentricity, leisure and misbehaviour

112. Do I Wake or Sleep? Faculty of English, Sidgwick Site Dr Fred Parker, Faculty of English, will look at how Romantic poet John Keats mistrusted and embraced dream-states, and will relate this to what might be called the peculiar ‘dreaminess’ of his poetry. Map: 11, Talk, Ages 14+ 7pm – 9pm

113. Exploring dreamtimes Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street Create stories in words and pictures based on ancient and modern dreaming, including Australian Aboriginal art and stories, and the poems of Ted Hughes, who studied Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. Map: 23, Hands on, Adults, Pre book tel: 0845 271 3333 or visit: www.anglia.ac.uk/communityengagement Presented by the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and Anglia Ruskin University

*Pre book: www.cam.ac.uk/festivalofideas

Courtyard Entrance, Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street Toby Young and Katy Austin’s opera takes the audience on a thrilling journey through the galleries, guided by the performers as the story unfolds. Sometimes touching, often funny, this is a truly special performance. Map: 30, Performance, Ages 12+, Pre book visit: http://bit.ly/NgO7Ab £8, £6 Students 7.30pm – 8.30pm (cash bar available from 7pm)

McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College, Bene't Street With over 1,600 years of scholarly misbehaviour between them, from body snatching in Cambridge to Oscar Wilde’s pranks in Oxford, both cities offer a long history of amusing tales. With Nicholas Chrimes, author of Cambridge – Treasure Island in the Fens, and Richard Smith, author of Oxford Student Pranks, and Mike Petty (Chair). Map: 42, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book* 7.30pm – 9.30pm

116. A low carbon future St Andrew's Hall, St Andrew's Road, Chesterton What will peak oil and climate change bring to Cambridge? Cast your imagination to the future with Cambridge Carbon Footprint to explore a rewarding and enjoyable low carbon world. Map: 56, Talk, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223 301842 or visit: www.cambridgecarbonfootprint.org Also on this day: 003, 015, 016, 017

*Pre book: 01223 766766

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Tuesday 30 October PSD

Life is but a dream 5pm – 7pm

117. Is the dream of interfaith dialogue dead? Wesley House, Jesus Lane In this talk Dr Edward Kessler MBE, Founding Director of the Woolf Institute, will discuss the challenges facing interfaith dialogue today. He will ask whether dialogue has lost its way, and if so, how can it be reimagined and what is its future? Map: 39, Talk, Ages 16+

Gender difference: nature vs nurture 7pm – 9pm

120. Unnatural predators The Maypole Pub, 20 Portugal Place Why does the religious and superstitious urge seem natural to human beings? Discover why vampires visit in autumn, whether dogs see ghosts and if incubi live in electric clocks. A talk by Deborah Hyde, Editor-in-Chief of The Skeptic. Map: 57, Talk, Ages 16+, £2 suggested donation 7.15pm – 8.15pm

121. Life is but a dream 6pm – 7pm

118. Developing the fifth skill in the foreign language classroom Mill Lane Lecture Room 3, 8 Mill Lane Teaching a foreign language to young students frequently fails to capitalise on their cognitive potential. ELT author Herbert Puchta presents a model of teaching that develops students’ thinking alongside their foreign language skills, resulting in improved learning and greater enjoyment for all. Map: 16, Talk, Ages 14+ Sponsored by Cambridge University Press 6pm – 8.30pm

119. Mark out loud Anglia Ruskin University, East Road Mark’s Gospel was written to be read out loud in one go. Feel the impact of hearing a fairly literal translation. Guidance on what to listen out for will be provided. Presented by Reverend Nigel Cooper, Chaplain, Anglia Ruskin University. Map: 34, Talk, Ages 12+ Presented by Anglia Ruskin University

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Lucia Windsor Room, Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue This talk by John De Val will explore the possibility that life is indeed but a dream and suggest how to wake up (if we want to). Map: 13, Talk, Ages 16+ 7.30pm – 9pm

122. Gender difference: nature vs nurture Babbage Lecture Theatre, Downing Street How much does nature influence gender and is neuroscience being used to bolster and emphasise traditional views about gender differences? Panel discussion with Simon Baron Cohen, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology; Jo-Anne Dillabough, Faculty of Education; Laura Nelson, Huffington Post and Deborah Cameron, University of Oxford. Map: 21, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book*

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Wednesday 31 October WIKIMEDIA

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Of slime and monsters: meet the beasts Tuesday 30 October – Saturday 3 November 10.30am – 4.30pm

123. Object stories Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street Every object in the Museum’s collection can tell lots of stories: who made the totem pole? Who wore the Roman gold ring? Write, draw, discover and create stories based on the objects in the collection. Map: 23, Hands on, Drop in, All ages

Ghostly chills and spooky thrills 10am – 4pm

125. Step inside a dream world Anglia Ruskin University, East Road Join 3rd year Anglia Ruskin drama students as they create a unique and enchanting dream space. Come and relax on beanbags, go wild with arts and crafts or find out what your dreams really mean! Map: 34, Hands on, Drop in, All ages Presented by Anglia Ruskin University 10.30am – 3pm

Tuesday 30 October and Thursday 1 November 11am – 12noon, 2pm – 3pm

124. Of slime and monsters: meet the beasts Museum of Zoology, Downing Street From the slimy hagfish to blood-sucking minibeasts, creepy creatures of the deep to terrifying talons from the sky, this is the far from cuddly side of zoology! Find out about the grizzly side of the Museum with these talks and handling sessions. Map: 19, Talk & Hands on, All ages

126. Ghostly chills and spooky thrills The Polar Museum, Lensfield Road In the coldest, most remote places on Earth, the imagination takes over. Share close encounters with dreaming explorers and ghostly presences through trails and creative activities, spooky books and film to help you explore the polar regions in this day of fun for families. Map: 29, Hands on, Drop in, Ages 5+, Pre book tel: 01223 336540 email: enquiries@spri.cam.ac.uk or visit: www.spri.cam.ac.uk/museum/events 12.30pm – 1.30pm

127. New gods: religious change in Britain

Also on this day: 001, 014. 015, 016, 017, 064

*Pre book: www.cam.ac.uk/festivalofideas

Cormack Room, University Centre, Granta Place Come and find out about the developments of religions, new and old, in contemporary Britain since the 1980s with Linda Woodhead, Professor of Sociology of Religion at the University of Lancaster. Part of the Face to Faith Series. Map: 18, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book tel: 01223 764091, email: equality@admin.cam.ac.uk or visit: http://bit.ly/MfCOdl

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Wednesday 31 October

1pm – 4.30pm

128. Masks: piece by piece Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street This is a banquet of masks! Come and enjoy playing with masks from around the world. Be prepared for a feast of colours, shapes, music and expressions! Map: 23, Hands on, Drop in, Ages 5+ 1.30pm – 4pm

129. The great global sustainability treasure hunt! Avenue entrance to Mill Road Cemetery, Mill Road Can your team follow this trail of clues (and treats) hidden in unusual spots? Enjoy a series of hands on activities. Presented by the Global Sustainability Institute team from Anglia Ruskin University. Bring footwear suitable for wet terrain. Arrive 1.30pm – 2pm, hunt 2pm – 3.30pm, prizes 3.30pm – 4pm. Map: 58, Hands on, All ages, for a bonus point pre-register your team at: www.anglia.ac.uk/gsi_treasurehunt Presented by Anglia Ruskin University 3pm – 4pm

130. Why I dreamed me Anglia Ruskin University, East Road Why is the dreaming self so bizarre? Your body may be absent; you may be someone else. Dr Jane Aspell, Lecturer in Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University, will discuss new, exciting research on this topic and what it suggests about how the feeling of being me is constructed by the brain. Map: 34, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book tel: 0845 271 3333 or visit: www.anglia.ac.uk/communityengagement Presented by Anglia Ruskin University

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CARLO KESHISHIAN

OWEN XU

Faith dreams and signs

Outside In: exploring the margins 3pm – 5pm

131. Faith, dreams and signs Anglia Ruskin University, East Road An exploration of the religious and mythical significance of dreams. Panel includes Professor Eugene Giddens and Mick Gowar (Chair), Anglia Ruskin University; Dr Angus Gowland, University College London; Gillian Mead, Hills Road Sixth Form College; Dr Vayu Naidu, storyteller and independent scholar and Dr Matt Russell, University of Cambridge. Map: 34, Talk, Ages 16+ Presented by Anglia Ruskin University 6pm – 7pm

132. Outside In: exploring the margins Arts Picturehouse, 38-39 St. Andrews Street Outside In (www.outsidein.org.uk) helps artists who find it difficult, because of either health or social circumstance, to access the art world. A new exhibition, Outside In: East will take place at the Ruskin Gallery during 2013. This event includes a film (PG rated) and discussion. Organised in collaboration with the Cambridgeshire Film Consortium. Map: 31, Talk & Film, Ages 12+, Pre book* 6pm – 7pm

133. Exposed in cyber space Mill Lane Lecture Room 3, 8 Mill Lane What you do online can say more about you than you realise. Just clicking the “Like” button can reveal your sexual orientation, ethnic origin, religion, political preferences, intelligence or satisfaction with life. Michal Kosinski of the Psychometrics Centre will explain how. Map: 16, Talk, Ages 14+

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Wednesday 31 October

Thursday 1 November

6pm – 7.30pm

134. Polar dreams, ghosts and psychics The Polar Museum, Lensfield Road Dr Shane McCorristine, SPRI, will introduce the paranormal aspects of polar exploration including the intangible, supernatural and disembodied. Map: 29, Talk, Ages 16+, Pre book tel: 01223 335540 or visit: www.spri.cam.ac.uk/museum/events 6.30pm – 7.30pm

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JUSTIN LOBO235

Polar dreams, ghosts and physics

John Donne’s metaphysical portrait 1.15pm – 2pm, 3pm – 3.45pm

138. John Donne’s metaphysical portrait Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street Join Spike Bucklow of the Hamilton Kerr Institute (the paintings restoration studio of the Fitzwilliam Museum) to explore the use of materials in an iconic late 16th century portrait of the poet John Donne. Map: 30, Talk, Adults, Admission is by token, available from Courtyard Entrance from 12.45pm

135. Ghosts and brains in Macbeth Faculty of English, Sidgwick Site Macbeth can see Banquo’s ghost, but nobody else can. In most productions the audience think they can see the ghost, but what do they think they're seeing? Examine this phenomenon in Shakespeare using cognitive science to explore perception. Map: 11, Talk, Ages 14+ Wednesday 31 and Friday 2, 10.30am – 12.30pm

136. Drop in and draw(er) Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Downing Street The amazing fossil collections of the Museum fill more than 2,000 drawers and cases. Draw your own drawer of fossils, and find out what’s in some of the Museum drawers and why they are usually locked! Map: 22, Hands on, Drop in, Ages 6+ Wednesday 31 and Thursday 1, 2pm – 3.30pm

137. Imaginary lands Old Library, St John's College, St John’s Street See the world of the earliest explorers and mapmakers through early books and atlases. Explore imaginary lands in literature and create your own. Map: 48, Hands on, Ages 8 – 14, Pre book* Also on this day: 001, 003, 014, 015, 016, 017, 123

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2pm – 3pm

139. Mr Tompkins’ nightmares Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Free School Lane Long ago, George Gamow, physicist and humourist wrote a fairy-tale. A certain Mr Tompkins attended popular scientific talks, but as a result suffered disturbing nightmares about the crazy world of quantum theory and relativity. Find out about Gamow, Mr Tompkins' nightmares, and just how crazy quantum theory is. Map: 20, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book email: hps-whipple-museum@lists.cam.ac.uk 5pm – 6.30pm

140. Confront the nightmare Wolfson Hall, Churchill College, Storey's Way What are the dreams and nightmares of the future? How does society deal with these issues through the arts? We will explore these questions through film dramatization, a panel discussion and a small display from the Churchill Archives Centre. There will also be a screening of The Strangest Dream. Map: 59, Film & Talk & Exhibition, Ages 16+, Pre book tel: 01223 336197 or email: development@chu.cam.ac.uk

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5.15pm – 6.30pm

141. Don Juan in our dreams Little Hall, Sidgwick Site Don Juan had visions of the Commendatore threatening to take him to hell. Does Don Juan appear in our subconscious thoughts in order to convey a message? Join Dr Llano, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, to find out what that message might be. Map: 2, Talk, Ages 14+

KIERAN LYNAM

JONNY HUNTER

Debating reproduction: hospital birth

Ghosts in Shakespeare’s England 6pm – 7pm

144. Classics and innovation Mill Lane Lecture Room 3, 8 Mill Lane Ancient Greece was one of the most original nations in history. Dr Armand D'Angour, University of Oxford, will explore what led to ‘classic’ innovations and will demonstrate with cello music. Map: 16, Talk & Performance, Ages 12+, Pre book* Sponsored by Cambridge University Press 6pm – 7pm

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142. Vibrant visions Emmanuel College, St. Andrew’s Street Enjoy varied performances, talks and displays of arts, culture and heritage from our multi-cultural world. Speakers include the international Bollywood fashion designer Rajesh Aiya, author Hannah Pool, local dancer Ziba Tabrizi and this year’s winner of the Benjamin Zephaniah Poetry Competition. Part of the University’s celebrations for Black History Month. Map: 60, Talk & Exhibition, Ages 14+, Pre book tel: 01223 764091 email: equality@admin.cam.ac.uk or visit: www.eventbrite.com/event/3766287066 5.30pm – 7.30pm

143. Debating reproduction: hospital birth Mill Lane Lecture Room 9, 8 Mill Lane Around 1900, few babies in Britain were born in hospital; by the end of the century, hardly any were not. The Wellcome Trust funded Generation to Reproduction Project presents a debate on the medical and social issues surrounding the topic. Map: 16, Talk, Ages 16+, Pre book tel: 01223 331104 or email: sb491@cam.ac.uk

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145. Ghosts in Shakespeare’s England Anglia Ruskin University, East Road Ghosts were a hot topic between Catholics and Protestants in 1600 and feature in Shakespeare’s work. Presented by Keverne Smith, former Course Director BA Humanities, College of West Anglia. Map: 34, Talk, Ages 16+ Presented by Anglia Ruskin University 6.30pm – 7.45pm

146. Perfume and poetry Faculty of English, Sidgwick Site Scent has been considered fleeting, ephemeral and linked with emotion. Explore the life of the nose. Map: 11, Hands on, Ages 14+, Pre book email: lg432@cam.ac.uk 7pm – 8.30pm

147. Dispatches from the literacy wars Anglia Ruskin University, East Road Authors and educators will be posting, Skypeing and presenting in person on the literacy wars. Chaired by Professor Lissa Paul, Brock University Canada and Dr Mick Gowar, Anglia Ruskin University. Map: 34, Talk, Ages 16+ Presented by Anglia Ruskin University

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Friday 2 November

7.30pm – 9pm

148. The battle for the White House Babbage Lecture Theatre, Downing Street With less than a week to go to the election, we will explore who will be President of the United States for the next four years. With Professors David Reynolds, International History; Stefan Halper, POLIS; Inderjeet Parmar, AHRC Obama Research Network; Susan-Mary Grant, Newcastle University and the Chair Daniel Franklin, The Economist. Map: 21, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book* 7.30pm – 9.30pm

149. Open scriptural reasoning The Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity Street A panel of Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars will study their sacred texts together in a practice called ‘scriptural reasoning’. Part of the Multi-Faith Series with the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme. Map: 38, Workshop, Adults, Pre book visit: http://OpenSR.eventbrite.co.uk 7.30pm – 10.30pm

150. Extreme sci-fi night The Polar Museum, Lensfield Road Be prepared to be scared at a night of sci-fi thrills. At the Pole, no-one can hear you scream. Film screening, book readings, spooky tours and more. Map: 29, Film, Exhibition & Tour, Adults, Pre book tel: 01223 336540 or visit: http://bit.ly/orymbK

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SERGE MELKI

KIERAN LYNAM

The battle for the White House

Rude, moi? 1.15pm – 2.15pm

151. Friday prayers St Columba's Church Hall, Downing Street An invitation to observe the prayers of a local Muslim community with a sermon on dreams with Tim Winter, Faculty of Divinity. Part of the Multi-Faith Series. Map: 61, Talk, Ages 16+, Pre book* 3pm – 4pm

152. Dastardly deeds, shady shenanigans Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Downing Street Now working on the 14th book in her Adventure Island series, writer Helen Moss has plotted more than her fair share of dastardly deeds and shady shenanigans. Helen will talk about catching the ideas that lurk everywhere and weaving them into stories. Map: 22, Talk, Ages 7+, Pre book* 5.15pm – 6.30pm

153. Rude, moi? Little Hall, Sidgwick Site ‘The French are rude and arrogant’. ‘Les Anglais sont froids et hypocrites’. Why is it that in spite of the geographical proximity and the similarities between the two countries, these views are still commonly held? Chris Gagne, Department of French, will look at the communicative styles of the French and the British. Map: 2, Talk, Ages 12+

Also on this day: 001, 014, 015, 016, 017, 123, 124, 137

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6pm – 7pm

154. Living with violins Mill Lane Lecture Room 3, 8 Mill Lane What makes a violin special? What is the difference between an old instrument and a modern copy? Jonathan Woolston, a well-known local violin maker who is also custodian of the Royal Academy of Music’s instrument collection, discusses what gives an individual instrument its particular quality. Map: 16, Talk, Ages 10+ 6pm – 7.30pm

155. Cross-cultural music encounters Recital Room, Music Centre, Churchill College, Storey's Way To conclude the 2012 symposium of the Centre for Intercultural Musicology, a premier of a new composition, Dreams and Nightmares by Dr Valerie Ross. Also music from ‘Wayang Kulit’ (Shadow Puppet Play) and ‘Mak Yong’ (a Kelantanese theatre form) presented by the Universiti Teknologi MARA Performing Group. Map: 59, Performance, Ages 16+, Prebook tel: 01223 336240 or email: development@chu.cam.ac.uk £5, £3 Concessions 6pm – 8pm

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STEVE SNODGRASS

Living with violins

Thresholds (with Carol Ann Duffy) 6pm – 8pm

157. When in Rome…have nightmares like the Romans Anglia Ruskin University, East Road What gives us nightmares? Do we all fear the same things? Are horror stories told in the same way all over the world? Come and discover how the same object can make us laugh or shiver. Facilitated by Erica Berzaghi, Anglia Ruskin University. Map: 34, Workshop, Adults, Pre book email: ericaberzaghi@googlemail.com or visit: www.anglia.ac.uk/communityengagement Presented by Anglia Ruskin University 6.30pm – 8pm

158. Where The Wild Things Are: the opera Anglia Ruskin University, East Road To commemorate the work of Maurice Sendak, who died earlier this year, a screening with a talk by Mick Gowar, Anglia Ruskin University, of the Glyndebourne production of the fantasy opera, Where The Wild Things Are, with music by Oliver Knussen and sets, costume and libretto by Maurice Sendak. Map: 34, Talk & Film, Ages 10+ Presented by Anglia Ruskin University

156. Thresholds Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street Special event to celebrate a new partnership between Arts Council England and the University, with the launch of an ambitious poetry, museums and collections project by the Curator of the project, Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate. Reception with a poetry reading. Map: 30, Talk, Ages 16+, Pre book* Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

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Saturday 3 November

7.30pm – 9pm

159. Universal ethics: more than a dream? Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane What constitutes an ethical life? How do we decide which actions are right or wrong? Paul Ewans presents a humanist discourse on ethics from a non-religious, rational perspective. Part of the Multi-Faith Series. Map: 62, Talk, Ages 16+, Pre book* 7.30pm – 10.20pm

WOODLEY WONDER WORKS

MAXIUB

MICHAEL J WOODS

Purcell’s Fairy Queen re-imagined

Languages in our community 10am – 12noon

162. Collecting dreams Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road Corridors are walked over and over, the street crossed again and again. Many dreams, memories and ghost stories are based on these repeated experiences and they become how places are remembered. With Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination artists Helen Stratford and Caroline Wendling. Map: 45, Hands on, Drop in, All ages

160. Bright Club The Portland Arms, 129 Chesterton Road The thinking person’s variety night, with Helen Keen up on stage alongside fellows, PhD researchers and postdocs. Map: 63, Performance, Adults, Pre book tel: 07980 155167 or visit: http://cambridge.brightclub.org £7, unsold tickets available on the door for cash 8pm – 10.15pm

161. Purcell's Fairy Queen re-imagined West Road Concert Hall, Sidgwick Site William Shakespeare falls asleep over his desk and enters a magical world of reverie. This event will explore the dream-like space of the writer's imagination through poetry, prose and song, as Purcell's original music is interwoven with extracts from Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot, Poe, and Freud. Director Sophie Rashbrook, conductor Patrick Milne. Map: 12, Performance, Ages 8+, Pre book visit: http://bit.ly/NgO7Ab £7, £5 Concessions Supported by Cambridge University Opera Society

11am – 1pm

163. Voices from the camp Morison Room, Cambridge University Library, West Road View unique records held in the Royal Commonwealth Society collections in the Library, which reveal the nightmares and coping strategies of WWII civilian internees held prisoner by the Japanese in Changi, Singapore. These records will be brought to life by video interviews presented by Professor Tomoyo Nakao of Okayama University and by written memoirs in the Library's collections. Map: 14, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book* 2pm – 4.30pm

164. Languages in our community GR06-07, Faculty of English, Sidgwick Site Talks and open-floor discussion on why researchers, teachers, and families believe it is fun to learn the languages spoken in the Cambridge community. Hosted by the Cambridge Bilingualism Network. Map: 11, Talk, Ages 8+, Pre book email: cambiling@gmail.com

Also on this day: 001, 014, 015, 016, 017, 018, 064, 097, 123, 136

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165. Dreams and nightmares in early Britain and Ireland Judith Wilson Studio, Faculty of English, Sidgwick Site Learn about dreams and nightmares in Old English, Old Norse, and Medieval Irish and Welsh, and be enchanted by the sound of the past through recitations in the original languages. 2pm – 2.30pm: Dream narratives in Old Welsh and Old Irish, Dr Paul Russell 2.35pm – 2.55pm: Student readings of Old Welsh and Old Irish 3pm – 3.25pm: Where do the words ‘dream’ and ‘nightmare’ come from? Followed by a reading of the Old English poem The Dream of the Rood, Dr Richard Dance 3.35pm – 3.55pm: Student readings of Old English and Old Norse 4pm – 4.25pm: The monsters of Old English coinage, Dr Rory Naismith 4.30pm – 4.55pm: Dreams and nightmares in Old Norse, Dr Judy Quinn Map: 11, Talk, Drop in, Ages 14+ 3pm – 4.30pm

MATT DINNERY

ALEX E. PROIMOS

Visionary dreams and dreams of visionaries

The demographic time bomb 5.30pm – 7pm

167. The demographic time bomb Cambridge Union, 9A Bridge Street Over a quarter of the UK population will be over 65 by 2032. Britain’s youth face an uncertain future of rising costs of higher education, wages failing to keep pace with inflation, unaffordable housing and fears over the future of their state pensions. How can they cope supporting an aging population? With Dr Brendan Burchell, Department of Sociology; George Magnus, UBS Investment Bank; Phil Mullan, author of The Imaginary Time Bomb; Dr Gemma Burgess, Department of Land Economy and Chris Giles (Chair), Financial Times Economics Editor. Map: 64, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book* Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2012 7pm – 9pm

168. New Cambridge writers Faculty of English, Sidgwick Site Readings from new works of poetry, prose and drama by new Cambridge writers, suitable for young people and adults alike, organised by Geoff Shipp, Faculty of English. Map: 11, Performance, Ages 14+ ERINKPHOTO

166. Visionary dreams and dreams of visionaries Latimer Room, Clare College, Trinity Lane Whether they are symbolic, prophetic or waking dreams, dreaming has shaped civilisations. In a disenchanted world, can we still believe that dreams really do come true? Organised by the University of Cambridge Bahá'í Society. Part of the Multi-Faith Series. Map: 32, Talk, Ages 16+, Pre book* New Cambridge writers

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Saturday 3 November BUSH THEATRE

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2pm – 3.30pm

171. The life of prehistoric artefacts McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing Street Stone arrows, bone hooks, shell beads. Explore the life of prehistoric artefacts through the lens of a microscope and discover how archaeologists reconstruct the use of tools and ornaments. Map: 25, Hands on, Ages 5+, Pre book tel: 07712651312 email: ec484@cam.ac.uk or visit: www.arch.cam.ac.uk/~ec484/ 2.30pm – 3.30pm

172. The elite university? Would the real poet please stand up (with Hollie McNish) 7.30pm – 8.30pm

169. Interactive improvisations for violin, saxophone and piano Recital Hall, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road Music performance inspired by dreams and nightmares for a solo, duo, and trio for violin, saxophone and piano. With improvisation for trio, inspired by the theme of ‘Dreams and Nightmares’, as suggested by the audience. Mifune Tsuji on violin, Jin Theriault on Saxophone and Dr Paul Jackson on piano. Arrive early to avoid disappointment; first-come, first-served. Map: 34, Performance, All ages Presented by Anglia Ruskin University 7.30pm – 10.30pm

170. Would the real poet please stand up!

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J2, The Junction, Clifton Way In response to the often disputed question of what poetry is and can be, the night presents acts to represent this art form. A night of spoken word as you've never seen before with Hollie McNish, Point Blank Poets, Inja, Bohdan Piasecki and Kate Tempest. A joint venture between The Junction and Page to Performance poetry. Map: 43, Performance, Ages 14+, Pre book visit: www.junction.co.uk/, £8

Also on this day: 014, 016, 019, 123

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Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall Factors affecting university applications have been hotly debated since the introduction of tuition fees in England in 1998. This session examines the factors encouraging and discouraging applications to Cambridge. CB23 8AQ, Talk, Ages 16+, Pre book* 3pm – 4pm

173. Making words work Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall Adults and children are welcome to try out some exciting experiments with creative writing. Give your vocabulary a workout; make it not only leap off the page but run round the room. CB23 8AQ, Hands on, Ages 9+, Pre book* 3.45pm – 4.45pm

174. ‘Queer dreams’ in the work of the Brontës Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall This lecture will explore the powerful narrative force of dreams and nightmares in the novels of the Brontë sisters. CB23 8AQ, Talk, Ages 14+, Pre book* 5.15pm – 6.15pm

175. King Kansa and the prophecy Bharat Bhavan (The Old Library), Mill Road King Kansa was told in a prophecy that he would die at the hands of his sister Devaki's child. We will discover who this child was and the role he played in the Hindu Dharma. Guests can also stay for Sunday Aarti (6.30pm – 7.15pm). Part of the MultiFaith Series. Map: 65, Talk, All ages, Pre book*

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Access The Festival of Ideas takes place across dozens of locations, each with their own architectural style, character and level of accessibility. Everyone is welcome, and children in prams, a wheelchair user or someone with difficulty walking on uneven ground should be able to enjoy the Festival, so we have indicated available facilities at our venues in the map on pages 38 – 39 to help you plan your visit. We use the following codes: T Toilet, wheelchair accessible L Level, ramped access Li Lift to all floors

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The following venues are not listed on the map on pages 36 – 37: Arbury Community Centre, CB4 2LD PA Merton Hall Farmhouse, CB3 0FD T, L Faculty of Music, CB3 9DP T, L Romsey Mill, CB1 3BZ T, L, PA, Li Fair Green, Reach, CB25 0JD (walk, event 037) PA The Guildhall, CB2 3QJ (tours, events 093, 097) PA Institute of Continuing Education, CB23 8AQ T, L We are able to make provisions for additional adjustments, for instance installing a temporary hearing loop or advising on parking, and our codes represent the minimum level of assessed accessibility. The full Cambridge University Disability Access Guide contains more comprehensive practical information across the University but is not a substitute for visiting the space or asking a specific question related to your own circumstances. For further information about accessibility, please contact the Festival by email: cfi@admin.cam.ac.uk; or call 01223 766766, Monday – Friday, 10am – 4.30pm. The Cambridge University Disability Access Guide, including maps, is available here: www.cam.ac.uk/disability

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Public Engagement SIR CAM

The Cambridge Festival of Ideas is co-ordinated by the Public Engagement team at the University of Cambridge The Public Engagement team act as a central information point for members of the public. We work across the University and Colleges to support community and outreach activities. The programmes we support include annual festivals, one day events that raise funds for charities, student run schemes and educational programmes. Every year, the Public Engagement team co-ordinates the Cambridge Science Festival in March, the Open Cambridge weekend in September and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas in October. 11 – 24 March 2013

Cambridge Science Festival The Cambridge Science Festival is one of the biggest and most action-packed free annual science festivals in the UK. Now in our 19th year, join us for 200 mostly free events for all ages celebrating subjects from astronomy to zoology. Further details and the full programme will be available from January 2013 at: www.cam.ac.uk/sciencefestival. 13 – 15 September 2013

Open Cambridge Cambridge is home to some spectacular architecture, fantastic art collections and beautiful gardens. Open Cambridge is a weekend of tours, talks and open access, in which buildings, grounds and collections go on display for families, local residents and community groups. The full programme will be available from July 2013. www.cam.ac.uk/opencambridge

Outreach Directory The Outreach Directory is a useful portal for you to find out more about the activities run by the University of Cambridge and the University Museums. Schools, colleges, community organisations and the public can browse through the on-going activities. http://webservices.admin.cam.ac.uk/outreach

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