PC697a 2013 Festival Ideas
updated as some festival schedules have come in : Freethinking, Manchester, etc.

London Skeptics london.skepticsinthepub.org
Taste - Shell Grayson
Monday, September 2 at 7:30PM
Do you really know how you feel?
Richard Firth-Godbehere
Monday, October 7 at 7:30PM
Deborah Hyde
Monday, November 4 at 7:30PM 

http://www.federationoffestivals.org.uk/ check volunteering

Norwich Fringe Festival 7-19 October 2013

- no line up yet. Now out - many small free cheap events ..comedy/theatre etc.
- many things similar to the Festival of Thrift ie mainly arts based , 10 little theatrix like the swap shop ..and tea dance etc. most events free or £5

- Battle of Ideas 2013 19 & 20 October : London - £55 for members plus £60 membership or £100

BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2013 - 25th – 27th October 2013
The programme is out. But not much interesting to me.. So I won't be going. This year’s festival theme is “Who’s In Control?” Sage Gateshead on 25, 26 and 27 October for a weekend of provocative debate, new ideas, music and performance.

Boneless, Bloodaxe and Hairy Breeches: What Did The Vikings Ever Do For Us? New Generation Thinker: Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough Saturday 26th October, 2013. 11.40am - 12.05pm.

KEYNOTE Self Control – The Key To A Long Life? Sir Michael Marmot is an internationally renowned medical researcher Friday 25th October, 2013. 7.15pm - 8.30pm.

Gregory Tate, from the University of Surrey, asks what the novels of Jane Austen can teach us about the power struggle within the mind between thought and emotion. Sunday 27th October, 2013. 4.50pm - 5.20pm.

4-20 October Ilkley Literature Festival

- well expensive and many Green propaganda events (I list on 696a)
- Only things worth going to are the free-fringe at the Playhouse.. But only 1 a day I like so don't think it's worth going to


Other Folks’ Rubbish… 29. Church House 4.30–5.30pm
Chris Helme – author, retired police officer and ‘infotainer’ – takes you on an eclectic tour down memory lane with a suitcase full of stories about the familiar things we have lurking in the dark corners of cupboards. An event to make you laugh and remind you of things you’d put away because one day they will come in…

The Story of Bradford 67. 9.15–10.15pm
Alan Hall discusses his new book The Story of Bradford (The History Press) exploring the city’s history from its earliest times to the present day and tackling the opportunities and challenges for Bradford in the 21st century.


Magical Strangers 73. 9–10pm
A dynamic, immersive storytelling event, with projected film and images, as Sarah Corbett and Nicky Harlow read from new works which cross the boundaries between form and genre. Expect multiple voices and to examine gender from different perspectives.

Alfred John Brown: His Life and Literary Works 74. 9.15–10.15pm
‘AJB’ (1894–1969) was a Bradfordborn sales manager in the wool trade, best known for his classic topographical books about walking in the Yorkshire Dales. He also wrote novels, semi-autobiographical stories and a book of verse. Tonight enjoy the story of this walker, writer and passionate Yorkshireman.


A Pennine Way Odyssey 114. Church House 7.30–8.30pm
Local author Peter Kay tells the story of his eventful journey along the Pennine Way – with images of the highlights – culminating In a performance by the two singing groups his book is fundraising for, All Aloud and Sing for the Heart.

JazzLyrical in Concert 118. 9.30–10.10pm
Rich harmonies, sophisticated lyrics and relaxed swing. 15 members of Leeds Festival Chorus, accompanied by jazz rhythm guitar, sing 20s and 30s songs by Gershwin and Duke Ellington and discuss their genesis and often witty lyrics.


150. 9.15–10pm ‘A wandering minstrel I – A thing of shreds and patches.’
The Courthouse Writers, with thanks to Gilbert & Sullivan, Shakespeare and James Nash, bring you snatches of words, poems and stories. Expect vibrant passions, Technicolour dreams, quiet reflections, humour, ruminations, and more.


Maritime Mixture 172. 9–9.55pm
A stimulating voyage of exploration, steering a course through the charted waters of maritime verse and song and introducing you to key landmarks of the genre en route. Musical ports of call encompass shanties, forebitters, and songs connected to the sea.


Fog on the Tyne 179. 9–10pm
Writer/performers Helen Burke and Carol Cooke join musician Simon Davey to present a roller coaster of a show. Join them on the Sailboat of Time as they look back over the Seven Ages of Woman from childhood to student days on Tyneside, life, love, laughter and tears.


Festival Frolics 209. 9–10pm
A fast-moving mirthful mix of sketch comedy, music, cabaret and spoken word featuring Jolly Mixtures, four young aspiring comedians, held in loose order by local songwriter and poet Eddie Lawler.

Manchester Science Festival Thursday, 24 Oct- 3 November, 2013

- 150 events : I picked out some TECH events Planeteers/Clickers might be interested in

Thu 24 Oct 2013 6.30pm Free. No need to book.
Learn about the latest developments in quantum technology that have the potential for even more dramatic applications, including communication systems immune to GPS jamming (of real importance for global security), quantum sensors for medical applications, sensitive magnetometry, gyroscopes and geophysical surveying.

Saturday lots of events
HACK MANCHESTER £10 18+ reservation Sat 26 Oct 2013 12 noon to Sun 27 Oct 2013 11.30pm do they mean pm or am ?
Turn up, mingle, and get hacking! Hack Manchester is a 24-hour coding competition in the heart of the city. Come in a group of up to four with an idea – or meet your team at the event and take on one of our ready-made challenges. However you do it, you’ve got 24 hours to make something to wow the judges. The hacks can be absolutely anything. Last year we had hacks using arduinos, smart phone and tablet apps, websites and even a quiz played via SMS. Present your hack at our award ceremony at the end of the competition and your team could walk off with prestige and prizes

Sunday : WIKIPEDIA EDITING DAY Sun 27 Oct 2013 11am - 5pm £3 (includes lunch). Booking required. Adults teenagers and families 11+ Manchester Girl Geeks presents an introduction to editing Wikipedia. Practically everyone uses the free encyclopaedia to find out about the world - but have you ever tried adding to it? Women are sorely underrepresented in editing and contributing to Wikipedia articles, and we aim to shift the balance. Helpers from Wikimedia UK and Manchester Girl Geeks will show you how to take your first steps as a Wikipedia contributor, and can provide more advanced help to those who’ve already dabbled. Bring along your favourite sources and add to the body of knowledge together.

BEAUTIFUL BLOGS DATES Mon 28 Oct 2013 1.30pm - 3.30pm Cornerhouse 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH Free. Booking required. for Teenagers
- Do you have a Tumblr, Blogger or other online web page? Are you constantly messing with the settings, changing the fonts and colours and adding cool pictures and animations? Would you like to know how to make it look even better? This practical workshop will teach you the basics of editing websites using HTML - the language websites are written in – so you can learn how to include clever stuff in your blog posts, match colours and make everything look pretty. If you don't already have a blog, you can start one at the workshop. No experience needed – and you get tea and cake as well. Bring your own laptop, or let us know if you need to borrow one.

- BRAINS AND COMPUTERS Mon 28 Oct 2013 6.30pm MOSI Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP Free. Booking required.
- Join technology/IP expert Mark Lewney and Professors Raymond Tallis and Steve Furber as they debate the similarities and differences between brains and computers. The conscious mind is often described as the software implemented in the hardware of the brain. Raymond Tallis will set out the reasons why this ‘computational theory of mind’ is deeply flawed. Steve Furber will discuss his SpiNNaker (Spiking Neural Network Architecture) project, which aims to use a million mobile phone processors to simulate large-scale brain structures, and will explain how computers may be used to help understand aspects of brain function.

FABULOUS PHYSICS Mon 28 Oct 2013 1pm - 4pm Loreto College Chichester Road South, Manchester, M15 5PB Free. Booking required. Teenagers 14-16 (girls)
- A fun festival of physics - for girls only! Budding scientists will hear from a high profile female physicist about her work and why she chose physics, then get into groups for hands-on physics activities including working with liquid nitrogen, constructing model bridges, building and using hovercrafts, investigating the properties of light, characterising standing waves, using physics in health monitoring and a physics quiz. After all that, you can put all your burning physics questions to a panel of our workshop presenters.

INNOVATIONS IN TRANSPORT Thu 31 Oct 2013 5pm - 8.30pm Showcase 5pm - 7pm, discussion 7pm - 8.30pm Sackville Street Building, University of Manchester
Free. Booking required.
- Conversations Find out how people will travel in and between the Smart Cities of the future. As well as interactive demonstrations and presentations, you can to talk to leading transport innovation researchers and companies from the North West and the rest of Europe. Join Brian Simpson, North West MEP and Chair of the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee, for a panel discussion on the key challenges and opportunities for transport innovators in the North West

DIVING INTO THE DATA POOL: EXPLORING HOW MEDICAL DATA IS SHARED DATES Thu 31 Oct 2013 6pm - 7.30pm Kanaris Lecture Theatre, The Manchester Museum
Free. Booking required.
- Conversations Every time you search the web, travel or visit your GP you generate huge amounts of data, which can then be analysed for marketing and research. Most of us accept this as part of modern life, but how do we feel about our medical data being used in a similar way? Medical data is a powerful tool for biomedical research, but are there implications for privacy, consent and the relationship between individuals and society? Share your views on this controversial subject and discuss the value and challenges of sharing medical information with Manchester’s leading ‘big data’ experts.

- Free. Booking required.
- We now have the ability to stimulate the human brain either directly with implanted electrodes, by drugs that can increase mental performance and by electrical and magnetic stimulation through the scalp. We can also see the brain in action using magnetic resonance imaging. Royal Society Industry Fellow Vincent Walsh goes behind the hype surrounding these developments and explains some of these methods and their potential uses in medical, psychological and military frameworks. Once we have established what they can do and what they could do in the future, the next question is, what should we do with them?

Pre- festival events

DIGITAL RETRO Sat 19 Oct 2013 10am - 4pm Sun 20 Oct 2013 10am - 4pm MediaCityUK, University of Salford
Free. Drop-in anytime.
- Family fun, Trailblazers Come and relive the early days of the home computer. Our retro computing display will take you back to the 1980s where you will be able to use classic machines produced by companies such as Sinclair, Commodore, Acorn and Apple, all in working condition and all running software and games from the period. Try our retro gaming challenge and see who can gain the highest score in a fixed time. Then contrast these early machines with new developments in home computing using devices such as the Raspberry Pi.

FROM SEMAPHORE TO SMARTPHONE Sat 19 Oct 2013 10am - 4pm Sun 20 Oct 2013 10am - 4pm MediaCityUK, University of Salford
Free. Drop-in anytime
- Family fun, Trailblazers We use our smartphones for everything these days - sending texts, browsing the web, taking pictures, watching movies and keeping in touch with our friends. It makes you wonder what we did before them. Well, wonder no more as the University of Salford takes you on a journey of communications discovery. See how technology has changed the way we communicate, find out how the telephone works and how broadband is delivered to your home, marvel at how big mobile phones used to be and discover how radio allows you to communicate around the globe. A hands-on exhibition that will engage the whole family.

TELEVISION SHOWCASE Sat 19 Oct 2013 10am - 4pm Sun 20 Oct 2013 10am - 4pm MediaCityUK, University of Salford
Free. Drop-in anytime
- Family fun, Trailblazers From the first grainy, black and white images to today’s high definition and 3D TV, we’ve always been fascinated by television. But what’s next for our much-loved “gogglebox”? Get the latest developments from the University of Salford. Visit their state of the art special effects studios to find out how computers control what we see, watch the latest in super high definition television, learn more about how television pictures are delivered to your home, smart phone and tablets and see how television technology has evolved from the early days of analogue broadcasting to today’s world of digital media.

£4 per quiz team. Booking required
- Following the successful Science of the Undead series at Manchester Science Festival 2011, MMU's Monsters, Microbiology and Maths team has joined forces with the Gothic Manchester Festival to host a crossover pub quiz marking the launch of the University’s new Centre for Gothic Studies. Come and test your knowledge of film, mad scientists, diseases and monsters while planning how to prevent a zombie disease outbreak…

The rest

Fri -£5 SCIENCE SHOWOFF Fri 25 Oct 2013 7.30pm MOSI Be part of the chaotic science cabaret event that is Science Showoff

MATHSJAM NIGHT Tue 29 Oct 2013 7pm Odder 14 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M1 5QA Free. No need to book.
Make, do and hack Join MathsJam for an evening of puzzles, games, problems, and loads of other cool and interesting stuff. MathsJam meets monthly in Manchester to give maths-mad Mancunians the chance to share things they like. During the Science Festival we're holding a special one-off big MathsJam, and everyone is welcome. There’ll be lightning talks from MathsJam regulars showing off some of their favourite maths things, some special guests and plenty of puzzles and games for you to play with.

- Thu 24 11am - 3pm MOSI
- Thu 31 11am - 3pm Spinningfields
Free. Drop-in anytime.
We all like a chippy tea up north - so grab your fork and enjoy some traditional fish and chips with the University of Salford. There is one 'catch' though - can you tell your fish apart? Find out more about biodiversity, our current fishing dilemma and the future of one of the nation’s favourite dishes in this tasty science treat.

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF A REVOLUTION Thu 31 Oct 2013 2pm - 4pm Meet outside The Angel Health Centre (part of the old hospital), Chapel Street, Salford, M3 6FA
Free. Booking required.
Family fun, Walks and tours From the birth of the Industrial Revolution, Salford and Manchester have witnessed massive social and economical changes. Join Dr Mike Nevell, Head of Archeology at the University of Salford, for a tour along Chapel Street into Manchester and discover the unique industrial heritage of the two cities, when buildings were constructed to accommodate the burgeoning partnerships between science and industry.

DR EHRLICH'S MAGIC BULLET DATES Thu 31 Oct 2013 6pm 6pm film, then discussion Manchester School of Art, MMU
Free. No need to book.
- Science after dark Fascinated by infections? Mad about microbes? Join the Bad Bugs Book Club, a group of scientists and non-scientists who regularly get together to discuss novels in which infectious disease forms part of the plot. This year we will be screening the film Dr Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940), which describes the discovery of the first selectively targeted treatment for syphilis, before retiring to a nearby pub to talk about the movie alongside our selected book, the inspirational Microbe Hunters (1924) by Paul du Krief. The event, led by David Kirby (film and science) and Joanna Verran (microbiologist), offers plenty of scope for discussing the book and film as well as connected topics such as STIs, antibiotics and the portrayal of scientists.

DARK MATTERS Fri 1 Nov 2013 7pm - 11pm MOSI
Free. Booking advised.
- Forgetting, hallucinating, perceiving and deceiving... join us as we explore the dark side of our brains at this special late-night event. Get the fascinating and frightening facts behind this elusive organ with installations, talks, games and performances. Bar open all night (challenge 25 policy applies).

Free. Booking advised.
- Matthew Cobb is Professor of Zoology and an Associate Dean for Social Responsibility at the University of Manchester. He researchers the sense of smell in maggots, but has previously studied sex in flies, domination in ants, and the effects of alcohol on human twins. He has a sideline in writing popular history, on both 17th century science and the French Resistance in World War 2. He has appeared on TV and radio in the UK, Europe and America, and has most recently spent 18 months being Brian Cox's biology teacher for the BBC2 series Wonders of Life.

Free. Booking required.
- Explore all things nano with Royal Society Fellow Professor Paul O'Brien as he reveals the origins and definitions of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Find out what the ‘Bottom-up’ and ‘Top-down’ approaches are, learn about current examples of nano-synthesis, discuss the ideas influencing our perceptions of this area, and discover the potential importance of technologies based on nano-dimensional objects.


Saturday, October 26, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm A collective out of body experience? We meet, speak and confess online, we even get hitched online. How is this collective out of body experience changing the way we relate to one another ? 15+, Free Pre-book SG1/2, 3rd Floor, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

Saturday 26 October: 12:00pm - 1:30pm Defining Pi: artist-led experiments with the Raspberry Pi Free, Talk, Pre-book

Tuesday 29 October: 7:30pm - 8:30pm Linguistics in a digital age
This talk looks at some of the ways that computers are used to collect, analyse and visualise linguistic data and to push back the frontiers of knowledge about language. Talk by Dr Melanie J Bell. 15+, Free Pre-book

Tuesday 29 October: 7:00pm - 8:30pm The Internet of Things and the boundaries of humanity
- Humans are social creatures using communications that are ‘regulated’ by trust, ethics, social systems and law. Our world of interactions and networks is increasingly complex and automated. What happens when events and decisions become too fast for us to perceive, let alone control? Professors Huw Price and Murray Shanahan join Dr Jonathan Cave and Dr Herman Hauser. (Bill's mate ?) Free, Pre-book

Wednesday 30 October: 6:00pm - 8:00pm Is Cambridge a smart city?
- What is the future vision for Cambridge? Join us for a debate where a panel of speakers will discuss how and why the arts and technology sectors should work together to enhance the cultural life of Cambridge. Cambridge Union, Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UB Free, Pre-book

Saturday 2 November: 10:00am - 1:30pm Junction University: Sonic Pi with Dr Sam Aaron
- Technology is everywhere and everyday is inspiring us to find new ways of doing things. In this workshop you will hear from one of the Raspberry Pi team and an artist who have both been experimenting with this exciting new technology. They are working with the Pi to develop and create new ways of making music and capturing video, using code to create new art and inspire others. 15+, £3, Workshop, Pre-book The Mezzanine, The Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX

There is an exhibition going on all the time : The Lost World (part 2)
- Streaming in public on Downing Street, the projection invites all to participate in the live video feed between Cambridge and the Tasmanian capital, Hobart. ...bit of a gimmick ? Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street,

Cambridge Festival of Ideas Wed 23 October - Sun 3 November
Friday 25 October: 5:30pm - 7:30pm Boosting the brain: how far should we go? From 'smart' drugs to cybernetic implants for enhancing brain function, just how far are we prepared to go in boosting our brains? Professor Barbara Sahakian, Dr Raymond Tallis, Dr Alasdair Coles and Dr Pete Moore discuss the latest developments and implications. 15+, Free, Talk, Arrive on time, Booking not required

Friday 25 October: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Facts and fiction with Simonetta Agnello Hornby FREE, BOOK Cambridge Central Library, 7 Lion Yard Cambridge, CB2 3QD Simonetta Agnello Hornby, well known Italian writer and lawyer, dedicated her life to protecting minority people's rights and started writing her novels in 2000 with the successful work La Mennulara. She will talk about her writings in Italian and English.

Saturday 26 October: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Beyond borders: exploring the Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Worlds. The Department presents an afternoon of talks, readings, exhibitions, games and other activities. The Orkney Viking Heritage Project travelling exhibition will be displayed, along with diverse poster presentations. 8+, Free, Full access, Exhibition, Drop in, Booking not required

Discovering ancient Assyria Saturday 26 October: 2:00pm - 5:00pm Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RB An afternoon of drop-in activities and mini-talks. Hunt down the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Assyrian artefacts and learn about their history. Write your name like an Assyrian, using cuneiform script on clay. Let our resident diviner read your future from oil and water! Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. 8+, Free, Full access, Hands-on, Drop in, Booking not required

Saturday 26 October: 1:15pm - 2:30pm Fluency for free! Come along to this workshop about online language learning for everyone. The session will start with a whistle-stop tour of the best of the web from subscription-free sites. You'll be inspired by what you find. Be fluent for free! 12+, Free, Full access, Lift, Accessible toilet, Talk, Arrive on time, Booking not required

Saturday 26 October: 5:00pm - 6:30pm How to be a single woman in 2013, whether you're 25 or 60 Times have never been better for single women. Then why is it still so hard? Four women, experts on relationships and sex, share their insight and suggestions.Free, Adults, Full access, Talk, Arrive on time, Pre-book

Saturday 26 October: 4:30pm - 5:30pm How to make smart decisions in a confusing world In a world of data deluge who should we believe? In a world of unprecedented complexity can the past still serve as our guide? What role do emotions play in our decision-making? Which expert advice, if any, should we trust? Free, Full access, Talk, Arrive on time, Pre-book

Saturday 26 October: 2:30pm - 3:30pm Human sexuality: lessons from online pornography Dr Michael Kosinski and Eleanor Brown show what they have learned about sexual preferences by analysing the records of human behaviour in a natural environment: an online erotic website. Strictly for adults only, 18+. Please bring proof of identity. Michal Kosinski is Director of Operations for The Psychometrics Centre and Leader of the e-Psychometrics Unit. Adults, Free, Full access, Talk, Arrive on time, Pre-book

Saturday 26 October: 3:00pm - 4:00pm Ideas and languages: 10 languages that changed the world Professor Ian Roberts will explore how languages shape human culture and human thought. Some languages have shaped our world more than others and some of them are not as obvious as you might think. This talk offers a sample of those languages, from Sanskrit to Singlish, via French and Esperanto, with one or two real surprises along the way. 15+, Free, Full access, Accessible toilet, Talk, Arrive on time, Booking not required

Saturday 26 October: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Lewis Carroll's forgotten fairytale Lewis Carroll is famous for his Alice books, but in his last years he longed to publish a story that would more clearly represent his spiritual and philosophical interests. 8+, Free, Full access, Talk, Arrive on time, Pre-book

Saturday 26 October: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Linquiztics This is 'Blockbusters', 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' and 'Family Fortunes' as you have never seen them before! Come and have a go at these brand new linguistics themed quizzes to test your knowledge about language. All ages, Free, Accessible toilet, Full access, Workshop, Drop in, Booking not required

Saturday 26 October: 6:00pm - 7:30pm The Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA Join our panellists as they mix a cocktail of perspectives and thoughts in a lively discussion. Enjoy a glass of wine and delve into the meaning, categorisation and classification that exists behind the University of Cambridge Museums' collections. Discussions will draw on work carried out by AHRC funded early career researchers based in the University of Cambridge Museums. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England 15+, Free, Talk, Arrive on time, Pre-book

Saturday 26 October: 10:00am - 5:00pm Perception Is seeing believing? Find out how illusions can fool your brain and reveal how we really perceive the world around us. Visit the new hands-on exhibition about the senses at the Cambridge Science Centre. www.cambridgesciencecentre.org All ages, Accessible toilet, Step-free access, £3.50, £2.50, Hands-on, Booking not required

Saturday 26 October: 10:30am - 4:00pm Prehistory day Take a fascinating step back in time and discover how our ancestors survived and prospered. Hands-on activities include hunting with a spear thrower or bow and arrow, grinding grain to bake bread Neolithic style and creating your own rock-art or pottery figurines. All ages, Free, Full access, Hands-on, Drop in, Booking not required

Saturday 26 October: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Off the edge of history: the world in the 21st century. A talk by Antony Giddens

Sunday 27 October: 4:15pm - 5:15pm Stepping northwards: the North and northernness in British literature From Sir Gawain's journey into the wilds of the Wirral to the gritty social realism of the 20th century, Dr Jenny Bavidge explores how the landscapes and voice of the North have functioned in British literature. 15+, Free, Step-free access, Accessible toilet, Lift, Partial access - please call for details, Talk, Arrive on time, Pre-book

Monday 28 October: 6:00pm - 7:30pm : Behind the curtain: the history of the Russian Secret Service The history of Russia’s Secret Services from the Revolution to the Fall of the Wall: the Military Intelligence, the codes and ciphers and the KGB. Professor of the History of International Relations at the University of Cambridge, Jonathan Haslam will talk about his forthcoming history of 20th century Soviet intelligence, the first to cover all intelligence organisations. 15+, Free, Full access, Talk, Arrive on time, Pre-book

Tuesday 29 October: 5:45pm - 7:15pm Ideological ends of British Imperialism: decolonisation and the ‘Federal Moment’ Dr Michael Collins will talk about how imperial powers used federations to shape the process of decolonisation after 1945, taking the mooted East African Federation as a case study. Adults, Free Booking not required Gatsby Room, Chancellor's Centre, Wolfson College, Barton Road,

Tuesday 29 October: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Making and crossing boundaries in Anglo-Saxon England
- In two short presentations, Professor Simon Keynes talks about how frontiers were developed in Anglo-Saxon England and Dr Richard Dance explores the way words move across frontiers. Professor Simon Keynes will talk about the extent to which shire-boundaries, dykes, rivers, roads and treaty-lines in Anglo-Saxon England functioned as frontiers, as well as discussing the Danelaw. All ages, Free Pre-book

Wednesday 30 October: 1:15pm - 2:00pm Crossing the language barrier: bringing Greek drama to life for modern audiences Two members of the Cambridge Greek Play team talk about the challenges of bringing ancient Greek drama to the contemporary stage. Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA Adults, Free, Pre-book

Wednesday 30 October: 8:00pm - 9:00pm James Mullinger presents ... the man with no shame Critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, TV presenter, journalist and BBC Radio regular James Mullinger performs his brand new stand up show as part of the Cambridge Festival Of Ideas. Basement, CB2 Bistro, 5/7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge Adults, £5, Pre-book

Wednesday 30 October: 7:30pm - 10:00pmMuseums showoff, the open mic night for all those who work in and love museums, will be at J3 at Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, CB1 7GX Adults, Free, Booking not required

Thursday 31 October: 6:00pm - 7:30pm Once upon a time: changing the world through storytelling CRASSH presents Halloween with Professor Jack Zipes, one of the greatest living experts on folklore, fairy tales and storytelling, who will explore why it is that we have so much difficulty realising the meanings of stories we tell and receive. SG1&2, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT 15+, Free, Pre-book

Thursday 31 October: 7:00pm - 8:00pm Beyond the Page : Quentin Blake talks about some of his projects of recent years in which he takes illustration beyond the pages of a book and into public spaces such as museums and hospitals (including the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge). Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT Adults, Free, Pre-book

Thursday 31 October: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Quantum frontiers : What happens to an atom if you keep splitting it? And how can philosophy have anything to do with the answer? Free, Partial access - please call for details, Talk, Arrive on time, Pre-book Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Thursday 31 October: 7:30pm - 9:00pm Science and its proper boundaries: the legacy of C.S. Lewis November 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Cambridge University Professor C.S. Lewis. Best known for his children's stories and works of Christian apologetics, Lewis also was a trenchant critic in his books and essays of "scientism," the effort to apply science outside its proper boundaries. £2, Full access, Talk, Arrive on time, Pre-book

Friday 1 November: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Boundaries between self and world How do you know who and what you are? How does the brain distinguish between self and non-self, between my body and your body? Dr Jane Aspell, Lecturer in Psychology, will discuss scientific explanations of Out of Body Experiences and recent experiments which aim to understand the neurobiological basis of 'me-ness' by manipulating bodily self-perception in healthy people. Adults, Free, Pre-book : Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT

Saturday 2 November: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Festival Feedback : ARC Cafe, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

Saturday 2 November: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Life without Religion - In this secular age, more and more people live their lives without religion. What happens in a society that no longer navigates by the star of a supreme being? And does this affect the behaviour and aspirations of the individual members of that society? Part of the multi-faith series. Organised by the Cambridge Humanist Group. 15+, Free, Full access, Talk, Arrive on time, Pre-book Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA

- Seems to be talk about education every evening, but I didn't list the details

Final Sunday Not Many Events

Filtered Climate Events onto page 697b

Tech talks at Battle of Ideas 2013 19 & 20 October London
80 Talks but you can only see 11 max (cos 8 at same time) Below I list the Tech ones
- £55 for members plus £60 membership or £100 http://www.battleofideas.org.uk/

10.30-12:00 The crisis of innovation:Dude, where’s my flying car?
10.30-12:00 Is nothing private anymore?
12:15–13:15 3Dprinting: a new industrial revolution?

09:30–10:15 Computer modelling: all about the image?
10.30-12:00 Digital creativity: can we all be composers now?
13:30-15:00 Science journalism: the tyranny of evidence?
15:30–16:45 Facebook generation: growing up in public

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