The Festival runs from 23 October 3 November 2013.
Bookings for all pre-book events open on 23 September.
The Festival web address is: www.cam.ac.uk/festival-of-ideas.
The annual Cambridge Festival of Ideas celebrates the rich contribution the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences make to our culture and showcases the huge breadth of research at the University of Cambridge and beyond. The Festival includes a huge array of free activities for all ages, from inspiring, thought-provoking evening lectures and panel discussions to music, theatre and art sessions, department open days and school visits.
Guests will be able to attend mostly free talks, film screenings and workshops that discuss the arts and their place in our lives covering subjects from Assyriology to Zoology, with hands-on activities and talks from leading researchers and celebrities. Those taking part include columnist Owen Jones, George the Poet, teen writer Anthony McGowan, comedian James Mullinger, Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, artist Quentin Blake, author MJ Hyland, Frank Field MP and academics ranging from David Reynolds and Noreena Hertz to Mary Beard, Anthony Giddens and Richard Evans.
This year's theme 'Frontiers' explores how borders, boundaries and margins are being in some ways challenged and in others reinforced. Around this theme include debates about the future of immigration with David Goodhart, director of thinktank Demos and author of 'The British Dream: Successes and Failures of Post-War Immigration', the history of border conflicts, and raising multilingual children.
The main day of the Festival on Saturday 26 October is bursting with free events for the whole family to enjoy on the University's Sidgwick Site.