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The Cambridge Science Festival has a packed two-week programme featuring hundreds of speakers from across Cambridge and beyond. In recognition of the people who contribute to the Festival, we take a closer look at some of this year's speakers and contributors.

Dr Susannah Gibson and Professor Jim Woodhouse: A brief history of Cambridge's oldest scientific society

Dr Peter Wothers: The periodic table

Professor Mary Dixon-Woods: Improving quality and safety in healthcare

Dr Lauren Gardiner: Cambridge University Herbarium: why keep a million dead plants?

Subathra Subramaniam, Artistic Director of Sadhana Dance, choreographer, dancer and educator

The Pentacle Club