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Alumni Festival 2020

The 30th Alumni Festival will be unlike any of the 29 Festivals that have preceded it. For the first time ever, the Festival will be completely digital, enabling you to join us, no matter where in the world you are located.

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Watching Alumni Festival at home

This September, let Cambridge’s finest thinkers and researchers blow your mind at the University’s first ever truly global Alumni Festival. Reimagined for the new normal, for the first time ever all events will take place online – enabling you to take part no matter where in the world you are located.

This will be the University’s 30th Festival. In the three decades since the first festival, the world has changed beyond all recognition: the Cold War has ended, internet communication has changed our lives permanently, and society has become more connected and yet more fractured than ever before. And in the past three months, Covid-19 has radically altered everything we considered to be normal.

In this context, Cambridge thinking could not be more relevant. Festival speakers will address the biggest global issues, explaining how Cambridge research and thinking are helping to find solutions to global challenges.

Highlights include deep-dive exposure to the latest research from departments as diverse as the Cambridge Judge Business School and the Institute for Manufacturing. Participants will be able to find out how the Cambridge Zero team are harnessing the University’s research and policy expertise to create a zero-carbon future and take part in a truly digital, truly global alternative to the ever-popular Come and Sing scratch choir.

This year’s programme will be hosted entirely online and will take place 17-26 September. The online programme goes live on 30 July and booking opens on 13 August. Places for some events will be limited, so keep a lookout for updates on the website – and sign up for regular festival bulletin email updates.

The Alumni Festival will take place 17-26 September 2020.

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