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Cambridge Festival 2024

14 - 28 March 2024, 09:00 - 17:00

This interdisciplinary festival is coordinated by University of Cambridge, and we present a programme of activities to showcase ARU research. The festival has four overarching themes: Society, Health, Environment and Discovery!

There are free events for all ages, including talks, workshops, demonstrations, performances, exhibitions and hands-on activities.

Explore the Cambridge Festival and discover what events ARU are presenting. 

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Atomic Academia – Big Ideas! Fewer Words

This conversation is about bridging the knowledge divide; our presenter will introduce you to EdChat.net, a groundbreaking new platform designed to break down the barriers that have historically made research an exclusive domain for the privileged few.

  • 16 - 26 March 2024, 11:00 - 20:00
  • Price:  FREE
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Challenging the mysteries of Cancer

Come and learn about cancer with multiple activities. Look at real cancer cell lines under the microscope, make your own 3D cells, find the right antibody (key) that fits the right antigen (lock), or try your hands at origami to make your own 2D miniature lab coat.

  • 16 March 2024, 11:00 - 15:00
  • Price:  FREE
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Let's Shape Research Together

Do you want to make a change in your community? Are you interested in sharing your opinions to help academics develop ground-breaking research? Join this event to find out how ARU academics and members of the public collaborate at the early stages of research design. Learn about volunteering opportunities with ARU's 'Let's Shape Research Together' programme.

  • 16 - 20 March 2024, 12:00 - 18:00
  • Price:  FREE
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Monarchy in the Modern Age (In-person)

The world shows no sign of losing its fascination with monarchy, but what does monarchy mean in the modern world? This lecture will look beyond royal ceremonial to consider the phenomenon of monarchy in the modern world, what it means to people, how and why it survives and flourishes - and how it might help shape our future.

  • 16 March 2024, 13:00 - 14:00
  • Price:  FREE
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Monarchy in the Modern Age (Virtual)

The world shows no sign of losing its fascination with monarchy, but what does monarchy mean in the modern world? This lecture will look beyond royal ceremonial to consider the phenomenon of monarchy in the modern world, what it means to people, how and why it survives and flourishes - and how it might help shape our future.

  • 16 March 2024, 13:00 - 14:00
  • Price:  FREE
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Re-shaping Landscapes workshop

Re-shaping Landscapes is a performance project delving into the ephemerality of disappearing and transforming landscapes, focusing on the ever-changing terrain of East Anglia. Our goal is to connect communities across distances through the fusion of technology and performance. We aim to explore how our adaptability to change can pave the way to more sustainable futures for our communities.

  • 16 March 2024, 13:00 - 15:00
  • Price:  FREE
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The psychology of shopping (In-person)

Dr Jansson-Boyd, a consumer psychologist, will take the audience on an interactive journey exploring why shoppers act, think and behave the way they do. In this talk, the audience will be shown examples that demonstrate how our minds work when we shop.

  • 16 March 2024, 15:00 - 16:00
  • Price:  FREE
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The psychology of shopping (Virtual)

Dr Jansson-Boyd, a consumer psychologist, will take the audience on an interactive journey exploring why shoppers act, think and behave the way they do. In this talk, the audience will be shown examples that demonstrate how our minds work when we shop.

  • 16 March 2024, 15:00 - 16:00
  • Price:  FREE
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