|TECH IN CAMBRIDGE
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 ?)
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
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
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