Festival of Ideas

The Cambridge Festival of Ideas takes place every October and celebrates the arts, humanities and social sciences through hundreds of talks and hands-on activities for all ages. The Cambridge Festival of Ideas has a packed two-week programme featuring hundreds of speakers from across Cambridge and beyond.

This year’s festival will happen between the 14 and 28 October and the Centre is busy planning several events for it:

  • Oct 15 – Rethinking Death & Dying: Muslim perspectives on End of Life Care – a talk by Dr Mehrunisha Suleman – Keynes Hall, Kings
  • Oct 19 – 1,001 Things You Didn’t Know About Aladdin – Arafat Razzaque explores this fascinating tale – FAMES – 8 & 9
  • Oct 19 – Changing the Narrative, Finding a Voice: Social Media Impact and Awareness with #TurnToLove – FAMES – 8 & 9

The Centre of Islamic Studies contributes to the Festival by hosting guest speakers and organising lectures and debates.


Previous Festival of Ideas Events from the Centre: