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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Public Events

We organise public events throughout the year.

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We host a variety of public events at the University's annual Science Festival and Festival of Ideas. These will be listed below when details are available.

If you are interesting in volunteering to help at any of our Festival events, please contact the 

Cambridge Global Food Security is hosting three events at the 2018 Festival of Ideas:

16 Oct, 2018: From simple to high-tech: technologies that improve lives

18 Oct, 2018: Present but not accounted for: women in Indian agriculture

23 Oct, 2018: Food supply in an uncertain future

Booking for these events will open on 24 September, 2018. 



Interested in engaging with local communities?

22 September, 2018

The University's Public Engagement team is looking for groups who would like to take their hands-on activities out on the road for Cherry Hinton Festival day, 22 September. To find out more, contact 

European Researchers' Night 

28 September, 2018

Cambridge will host the European Researchers Night for the first time this year, showcasing the value of publicly funded research and inspiring a new generation of researchers. Our public engagement team are keen to hear from groups who would like to be involved through hands-on activities, pop up talks, science comedy, music etc. Contact the for more information and to register your interest. 


Public engagement support for Cambridge Global Food Security Members

UK Research Councils are clear on the value of public engagement and the role that it can play as a pathway to impact. Guidance from RCUK states:

"Public engagement may be included as one element of your Pathway to Impact. Engaging the public with your research can improve the quality of research and its impact, raise your profile, and develop your skills. It also enables members of the public to act as informed citizens and can inspire the next generation of researchers."

We can help members of the IRC to organise and promote public events relating to their global food security research, for example talks, debates, hands-on activities and film screenings. If you have an idea, please to discuss it.