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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Cambridge owes its world-leading excellence in research and teaching to the generosity of its supporters. Our history is synonymous with a history of far-sighted benefaction, and the same is as true today as it has ever been.

The wetlands of the Camargue, France. Image copyright Josef Grunig and used under a Creative Commons licence
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The MAVA Foundation has given a £1.14 million grant to Cambridge’s Department of Zoology to support its 'Conservation Evidence' project.
Laser laboratory in the Department of Chemistry
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Gift from The Frances and Augustus Newman Foundation for new laboratory in the Department of Chemistry – The Sir Rodney Sweetnam Laboratory for Micro and Nanoscale Biomedical Science.