Cambridge University Alumni Festival 2020
Cambridge University Alumni Festival 2020
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Registrations are now open for 2020's Alumni Festival, now in its 30th year. For the first time, this will be an all-digital programme, with a huge range of events, discussions and Q&As which will all be free to attend.

The festival runs from Thursday 17 September to Saturday 26 September.

Keep an eye out for these events in particular, featuring members of the Clare community.


Cambridge Conversations: Privacy at a time of peril – is privacy itself in peril?


Thursday 17 September, 6.30pm – 7.20pm


Clare Fellow Dr Kirsty Hughes will join Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen J Toope, and Dr David Erdos to discuss the nature and importance of privacy and personal data protection, and the challenges facing this fundamental legal concept at a time of great turbulence




An afternoon of classical music with Graham Ross (Director of Music at Clare)


Sunday 20 September, 4.00pm – 5.15pm


Join Clare’s Director of Music, Graham Ross, for a very special Sunday afternoon as he discusses some of his favourite pieces of classical music, sharing his expertise and insight.




Gates Scholars: how much impact can individual social entrepreneurs have on development?


Wednesday 23 September, 6.00pm – 7.00pm


Clare Fellow Jaideep Prabhu facilitates a discussion with Gates Cambridge Scholars Carol Ibe, Riaz Moola, and Shadrack Frimpong, focusing on the role of social enterprise and education in promoting economic and social development in Africa.  




Sustainable Food Choices: From crop cultivation to global food security and individual eating choices


Friday 25 September, 4.00pm – 5.00pm


During this session the speakers, including alumnus Professor Andrew Balmford (Clare, 1982), explore food choices ranging from crop diversity and how we choose what to plant, to global food security and its impact. They will also consider the interaction between food retailer choices on what to offer, and individual food selection and the impact this has on overall carbon emissions.