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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

Biochemical Campus welcomes back the Science Festival

19 March 2019

Visit Cambridge Biomedical Campus on Sunday 24 March and see the difference hospitals, researchers and industry are making to the healthcare both now and in the future.

Cambridge Science Festival prepares for another busy weekend

19 March 2019

Is the Milky Way special? Can smartphone apps help change people’s behaviour? What’s in our genes and what isn’t?

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.

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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