The interdisciplinary Cambridge Festival will take place from 17 March – 2 April 2023 with a mixture of online, on-demand and in-person events covering all aspects of the world-leading research happening at Cambridge.

We’ve scoured the programme to highlight events featuring Churchill College connections; from Churchill Fellows to the annual Alex Hopkins lecture and an exhibition featuring the work of a current student!

17 March – 28 March

Cambridge Creative Encounters ExhibitionCambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
The work of Churchill PhD student Ayanda Mhlongo forms part of this free exhibition. Find out more

Saturday 18 March

10.00am – 1.00pm: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Churchill Fellow Professor Mark Holmes will lead a talk on how hedgehogs have influenced the evolution of MRSA as part of a series of talks showcasing one health research at the Vet School. Booking recommended. Find out more & book

1.30pm – 2.30pm: Institute for Manufacturing (IfM)
Churchill Fellow Professor Tim Minshall will lead a talk; ‘Your life is manufactured: revealing the secrets of how stuff gets made and delivered to you’. Booking required. Find out more & book

3.30pm – 4.30pm: Cavendish Laboratory
The Master, Professor Dame Athene Donald will feature in a live edition of the Cavendish podcast “People Doing Physics” as part of the Cavendish Laboratory Physics Day. Find out more

Monday 20 March

5.30pm – 6.45pm: West Court Jesus College
‘Beyond online safety: AI, WEB3 and the metaverse’
Churchill Fellow Professor Diane Coyle joins a panel to discuss the future of online safely. Booking required. Find out more & book

7.30pm – 9.00pm: St John’s College Old Divinity School
Churchill Fellow Prof. Sander van der Linden will be in conversation with Dr Leor Zmigrod about their work on understanding what causes people to turn to political extremism and tackling misinformation. Booking required. Find out more & book

Wednesday 22 March

6.00pm – 7.30pm: Zoom online
‘A very friendly introduction to polygenic risk scores’
Churchill Fellow Dr Sam Lambert is taking part in an online event on polygenic risk scores. Researchers can add up the thousands of tiny differences in our genes to generate an individual prediction of our future health. These are called our polygenic risk score. Talks will be followed by a Q&A with an expert panel. Booking required. Find out more & book

Friday 24 March

5.00pm – 6.30pm: Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry
‘The joy of discovery: a lecture in memory of Alex Hopkins’
This year’s Alex Hopkins Lecture is given by Professor Ben Feringa, who was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the development of molecular machines. Booking recommended. Find out more & book

Thursday 30 March

7.30pm – 9.00pm: Babbage Lecture Theatre
‘Climate Change: from despair to action’
Churchill Fellow Dr Ramit Debnath joins a panel to discuss climate action. Booking required. Find out more & book