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2019 - a year of celebrations! 200 years of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, 150 years of the modern Periodic Table and Cambridge Science Festival is 25 this year!

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Vice-Chancellor hails 25th Anniversary of Cambridge Science Festival

11 March 2019

We see it as a central part of our mission to share the remarkable work that goes on, often unseen by the wider public.

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Cambridge Philosophical Society

Cambridge Philosophical Society celebrates its 200th Anniversary this year, making it Cambridge’s oldest scientific society. Dr Susannah Gibson gives a brief history.

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Subathra Subramaniam

Attempt to address mental health, especially when it involves young people and self-harm, and you can rapidly run into trouble. Prejudices, preconceptions and precious little in the way of open, informed engagement.

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Professor Mary Dixon-Woods

Challenges in providing consistently high-quality, safe care are common to health systems worldwide. The NHS is no different but it is uniquely well-placed to create that much-needed evidence.

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Latest news

Cambridge Science Festival welcomed famous visitor on Saturday

18 March 2019

On Saturday 16 th March, actor, television presenter, writer, director, comedian, and producer, Warwick Davis and his wife visited the Discovering Sepsis exhibit on behalf of the UK Sepsis Trust

Ground Zero Earth – a new exhibition showing the time is now or the future is never

13 March 2019

From climate change to political unrest, we live in uncertain times. A Black Mirror style art exhibition that explores our future and our reality in this pivotal moment of uncertainty runs throughout Festival.

What a Nerve!

12 March 2019

Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell institute, the MS Society Cambridge and District Group and Growing Art Partnerships host an art exhibition and talks exploring all aspects of living with Multiple Sclerosis

Global research could save Fen wetlands and address world food security

11 March 2019

A global research programme that could address the world’s looming food security crisis and protect sensitive natural ecosystems is the topic of a talk this Tuesday as part of Cambridge Science Festival.

Festival information

Cambridge Science Festival runs from 11 - 24 March 2019

Browse the 2019 programme

Cover image: Reverend Professor John Stevens Henslow (1796-1861), Geological map of Anglesey 1822, Credit Cambridge Philosophical Society

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