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Looking forward to a great 14 days

The 2017 Cambridge Science Festival programme is now available browse online.

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The Tree of Life

Our programme image this year comes from research conducted at The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge.

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Life lessons from the naked mole-rat: pain and much, much more

Dr Ewan St. John Smith discusses the majesty of the naked mole-rat, and how its unusual biology may unlock secrets about the causes of cancer.

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Your DNA, Your Say

Dr Anna Middleton is fascinated by family – the silver thread of DNA that links us to our biological relatives - and what genetics really means to people.

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Latest news

The march of the machines: Cambridge Science Festival explores the ever-changing world of AI

24 February 2017

Why is AI so racist? How do we deal with technologies that delve into our personal relationships? Could AI help us to understand the human mind?

Knowing me, knowing you: Cambridge Science Festival gets personal

22 February 2017

Could the latest brain scans ‘read our minds’ and reveal all our naughty, secret thoughts? How does the gut change the brain’s view of the world? How well do we really know ourselves? Could the size of our brains affect whether we identify as politically left wing or right wing?

Bookings open on Monday!

17 February 2017

Time to pick your favourite events! Lots to choose from and bookings open at 10.30AM on Monday 20 February.

Festival information

Cambridge Science Festival 2017
13 - 26 March 2017

Cover image: Tree of Life, Saskia Suijkerbuijk

The 2017 programme is available here

Bookings now open

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