Cambridge Science Festival 2020

The 26th Cambridge Science Festival takes a view of our past and suggests a vision for the future. See how scientists are working to understand and solve some of the greatest challenges of our time. Here are The Listing’s Picks.

Women Rising in Stem: Past, Present and Future
Three inspirational female scientists tell their stories, including overcoming obstacles and contributing to the body of scientific knowledge.
Tues 10th March, 5.30-8.30pm Anglia Ruskin University, CB1 1PT

From Policing to Fashion: How Use Of AI Is Shaping Our Work
A discussion on the social and psychological implications of AI, from reshaping the fashion design process to predictive policing.
Tues 10th March, 7.30-9pm, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, CB2 1RX

The Moon: A History For The Future
Oliver Morton explores the history and the future of mankind’s relationship with the Moon.
Thurs 12th March, 6-7pm, Babbage Lecture Theatre, Downing Street, CB2 3RS

Alan Turing and The Enigma Machine
Dr James Grime presents a history of both Alan Turing and the Enigma Machine leading to this triumph of mathematical ingenuity
Fri 13th March, 6-7pm, Babbage Lecture Theatre, CB2 3RS

Pint and Puzzles
Enjoy a pub quiz without the annoying competitive aspect. Solve puzzles and test your brain rather than your fact-hoarding skills.
Tues 17th March, 8-10.30pm, Cambridge Science Centre, CB1 7EP

The Big Science Festival Quiz
Sharpen your pencils, get out your mascots and grab a drink. Quiz maestro Ian Harvey will be in charge and welcoming teams of up to five people
Fri 20th March, 8-10.30pm, Cambridge Science Centre, CB1 7EP

Strongwomen Science
A circus science show for children and families. Aoife and Maria reveal the science behind the tricks.
Sun 22nd March, Cambridge Junction, CB1 7GX

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