We are delighted to present you with a series of exciting and fascinating events by our researchers for the Cambridge Festival 2022.

The Festival runs from 31 March – 10 April 2022.

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Speaking with authority: the language of opinions, expertise and credibility

1 April, 17:00 – 18:00, online

A talk by Shauna Concannon, who will explore the ways in which certainty and authority are linguistically encoded.


Data Walk: Accessibility and our hidden digital infrastructure

2 April, 12:00 – 13:00, Guildhall, Market Hill, Cambridge, CB2 3QJ

Join Louise Hickman and Alison Powell for a walking tour of Cambridge, exploring accessibility and data infrastructure in our cities.


Online harms: how AI can protect us

4 April, 14:00 – 15:00, online

A talk by Marcus Tomalin and Howard Mei on how the rapid growth of computer-mediated communication has caused online harm to proliferate, especially on social media platforms.


Combating harmful content online: the potential of Counterspeech

4 April, 16:00 – 17:00, online

A talk by Stefanie Ullmann on the ethical and technological considerations of Counterspeech.


Indigenous Studies Discussion Group: The present and future of community-based research

5 April, 17:00 – 18:30, online

The Indigenous Studies Discussion Group (ISDG) presents a panel to evaluate what ‘community-based’ approaches and research have done in the last decades, and where they will take academia.


Voices of the Nakba: a living history of Palestine

6 April, 17:00 – 19:00, online

A conversation organised by ‘Archives of the Disappeared’ with writers in the new edited volume, ‘Voices of the Nakba’ with Pluto Books.


Viruses, guinea pigs and red pills: exploring the online disinformation maze

6 April, 18:00 – 19:00, Lecture Theatre A, Student Services Building, Bene’t St, Cambridge CB2 3PT

In this interactive conversation, Hugo Leal will invite the attendants to a playful journey through the online disinformation maze.


HRC Memorial: film screening and Q&A

8 April, 14:00 – 16:00, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge CB3 9DT

The screening features an opening speech from Nobel laureate Dmitry Muratov, as well as a short discussion with human rights defenders afterwards.


Alternative proteins, alternative values: changing foods for a changing world

8 April, 15:30 – 17:00, online & Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EA

Join a panel of experts from the biotech and food sectors in conversation with historians of science, food, and culture to explore this new trend and to discover some of its iconic products.


A world of tastes: nature, culture and the making of the palate

8 April, 17:30 – 19:00, online & Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EA

The panel will bring together experts from the academic sector and the food industry to shed light on the importance of taste in shaping culinary behaviours and practices across cultures.


Speaking and Being with Kübra Gümüsay

9 April, 15:00 – 16:30, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

In this lecture and performance, writer Kübra Gümüsay will share insights on how language shapes the way we think, perceive the world and the political as well as cultural implications.



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