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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.

The next Cambridge Science Festival will take place on 11-24 March 2019. Key food security events at the Festival are:

12 March 2019: I'm a Confused Consumer, Get me Out of Here!

15 March 2019: GM Crops, Getting to the Root of the Issues

16 March 2019: Plant and Life Sciences Marquee

16 March 2019: Millets for the Millions: Switching to Small Grains for Sustainable Farming

19 March 2019: Objects, Carriers of Knowledge

21 March 2019: Insects and Wine Tasting Evening (adults only)


Booking is required through the Science Festival website for all events except the marquee. Booking opens at 11am on Monday 11 February 2019.

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


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 contact the  to discuss it.