Cambridge Festival, 26 March - 4 April 2021

Several Robinson College speakers will be appearing at Cambridge Festival, a programme of virtual events in March and April on a vast array of topics, from climate change and the effect of COVID-19 on younger generations to global exploration and the human condition.

Sign up now for the Robinson speaker sessions:

Thinking with Words and Images: Exploring the Book from Medieval France to Post-Colonial Algeria with Dr Emily Kate Price, a Fellow of Robinson College. With her colleague, Dr Sura Qadiri, Emily will explore how a premodern form – that of the medieval book – continues to shape the way we are and the way we think.

Before Gallipoli, There Was Homer: The New Trojan War of 1915  with Professor Samuel N.C. Lieu, a Bye-Fellow of Robinson College, who will look at two sites of historic heroism, Troy and Gallipoli, and the notions of patriotism and class superiority.

Concussion in sport: What you need to know with Dr Naomi Deakin, a Robinson College medicine graduate student, who will tell us about sports-related brain injuries, their symptoms and treatments.

How does insecurity impact wellbeing?  with Dr Duncan Astle, a Fellow of Robinson College,  Programme Leader at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of Cambridge. He will speak about his research on the impact of COVID on young people's mental health.