Public engagement activities

Public engagement activities

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  • Festival of Ideas

We provide co-ordination of major events, practical support, community contacts and advice to nurture charitable, educational and voluntary partnerships between the University and its communities.

The programmes we co-ordinate include the Cambridge Science Festival, the Festival of IdeasOpen CambridgeBridge the Gap charity walk and the Cambridge Community Knowledge Exchange. We provide public engagement advice, training and networks for University staff and students.

Our team works closely with many voluntary organisations and statutory bodies, and we provide a central information point for members of the public. You can support the Cambridge Science Festival, Festival of Ideas and Open Cambridge or make a gift to support all of our public engagement activities.

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Opportunities in 'Public engagement activities'

Science Festival event
The Science Festival provides the public with opportunities to explore and discuss issues of scientific interest and concern. It also helps to raise aspirations by encouraging young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
Cambridge Festival of Ideas
The Festival of Ideas is a University of Cambridge public engagement initiative that celebrates the arts, humanities and social sciences by showcasing a diverse mix of inspirational talks, performances, films, exhibitions and other creative displays.
Open Cambridge
For one special weekend in September, Cambridge unlocks its secrets and welcomes you through the doors of some of its most beautiful and intriguing places.