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:
Living Well, Dying Well
On Saturday 27 October the Centre co-hosted an event with ‘Dying for Life’ at the Keynes Hall in Kings College. The event challenged members of the public and our panel […]
Cambridge Festival of Ideas – October 19th 2016
Cambridge Festival of Ideas – October 19th 2016 Led by: Dr Mehrunisha Suleman, Research Associate, Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge http://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/entrusting-life-muslim-perspective The Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge, […]
Playing and Praying? Sport and Religion in Britain Today
The Centre is pleased to announce this event is taking place in Cambridge as part of the CAmbridge Festival of Ideas 2014: Organised by The Woolf Institute and the Centre […]
A Common Word Between Us and You; a Muslim-Christian conversation
As part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2013 the Centre of Islamic Studies co-hosts an event with the Rt Revd Rowan Williams and Sheikh Abdul Hakim Murad (Tim Winter). […]
The Canary in the Mine: Islam and the Challenge of Modern Art
Wednesday 29 October: 6:00pm – 8:00pm King’s College, Keynes Lecture Theatre, King’s Parade, CB2 1ST Ahmed Paul Keeler owned a gallery of modern art in the 1960s which was at […]
Islamophobia: New Findings, New Perspectives
New research and ideas about Islamophobia were introduced and explored by expert opinion and an engaged audience.
Rapping Our Way to Islam
The Centre of Islamic Studies celebrates its Narratives of Conversion to Islam in Britain research project with an evening of discussion and poetry performance featuring spoken-word artist Tommy Evans.
Bridging the Middle East with the Rest of the World through Perfumery
Audience sense of smell was heightened during this lively discussion on the ways in which scent can create a dialogue and understanding between different cultures.