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Say That Again Slowly - The Cambridge Festival Podcast!

Say That Again Slowly - The Cambridge Festival Podcast!

By Cambridge Festival

Say That Again Slowly is a series of student led podcasts that explore topics and research presented at the Cambridge Festival.

The Festival delivers strong and distinct platforms for the sciences and the arts, humanities and social sciences. Topics cover the breadth of Cambridge research and will be presented across the Festival’s four themes: Society, Health, Environment and Discovery!

To find out more about the Festival, please visit: www.festival.cam.ac.uk/
We Shall Not Cease From Exploration - The Poetry of Research
We Shall Not Cease From Exploration - The Poetry of Research
How can poetry explore and share academic research with the public? Rebekah King speaks with David Cain and researchers at the University of Cambridge about their participation in the Creative Encounters Words programme. Listen to researchers Dr Catherine Merrick (Senior Lecturer Pathology, Biological Sciences), accompanying music by Jonathan Windsor, Anne Thomas (Newnham College & Plant Sciences) Mona Jebril (Research Fellow, Centre for Business Research) read their poems and talk about how poetry has enabled them to think differently about the research. The Words programme set out to look at and share research through poetry. Together with the poetry and public engagement professional, David Cain, the researchers explored the vast world of poetry, its different formats to bring out the poetry that lay behind their research for performance and for publication. You can discover more about the Words programme, and read all the poems from 2022, at the Words website. www.cam.ac.uk/public-engagement/…022/creative-words David's book Truth Street was shortlisted for the Forward Prizes for Poetry in 2019. www.forwardartsfoundation.org/forward-pr…avid-cain/ Music by Coby O’Brien Produced by Rebekah King To find out more about the Festival, please visit: https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/ 
44:54
January 04, 2023
Exploring the Deception Island Hut – with Elizabeth Lewis Williams
Exploring the Deception Island Hut – with Elizabeth Lewis Williams
What was it like to live in a remote Antarctic hut and how has Story Machine recreated this? Kika Hendry speaks with Elizabeth Lewis Williams who is the writer in residence at British Antarctic Survey and has created the Deception Island Hut installation with Sam Ruddock and Story Machine. Keep listening for a snippet of the haunting audio soundscape… The Deception Island hut has been on McDonald Lawn, Outside of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing Street, during the Cambridge Festival. For more information about where it will tour next, see storymachines.co.uk/portfolio/deception-island/ Music by Coby O’Brien Produced by Rebekah King To find out more about the Festival, please visit: https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/
20:10
January 04, 2023
The Logic of Religion – with Ryan Haecker
The Logic of Religion – with Ryan Haecker
How can logic be used by both atheists and believers to address the questions of religion? Rebekah King talks to theologian, Ryan Haecker, about what theology means in the modern world, how it differs from philosophy, and what common ground people of different viewpoints might find in order to hold more constructive and insightful debates. Ryan’s talk ‘The Logic of Religion: Beyond Atheism Versus Theism’ was given at the Cambridge Festival 2022 and can be found online here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5QyjfoWEAE Music by Coby O’Brien Produced by Rebekah King To find out more about the Festival, please visit: https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/
38:12
January 04, 2023
All the Sonnets of Shakespeare – with Paul Edmondson and Sir Stanley Wells
All the Sonnets of Shakespeare – with Paul Edmondson and Sir Stanley Wells
What exactly is a sonnet and what’s so special about those written by Shakespeare? Reuben J. Brown talks to Dr Paul Edmondson and Sir Stanley Wells about their new collection, All the Sonnets of Shakespeare, which they have previously spoken about at the Cambridge Festival. This discussion is a fantastic introduction to one of the most influential types of poetry in the English language. This episode is supported by the Cambridge University Press bookshop. Music by Coby O’Brien Produced by Rebekah King To find out more about the Festival, please visit: https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/
38:04
January 04, 2023
Fighting the Big Diseases at AstraZeneca and the Postdoctoral Challenge – with Lotte van Beek and Toby Gurran
Fighting the Big Diseases at AstraZeneca and the Postdoctoral Challenge – with Lotte van Beek and Toby Gurran
How are young researchers helping AstraZeneca fight complex diseases? Rebekah King speaks with Lotte van Beek and Toby Gurran, about what it's like to be a researcher at AstraZeneca, and hears about the postdoctoral challenge, an opportunity which is aimed at young scientists finishing their PhD or MD. Find out more about the challenge here: www.astrazeneca.com/media-centre/pr…-diversity.html Music by Coby O’Brien Produced by Rebekah King AstraZeneca are a key sponsor of the Cambridge Festival. To find out more about the Festival, please visit: https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/
28:39
January 04, 2023
The Big Bang, Time Travel, and Black Holes – with Geraint Lewis and Luke Barnes
The Big Bang, Time Travel, and Black Holes – with Geraint Lewis and Luke Barnes
Is time travel possible? What does a black hole actually do to light? What does ‘galactic cannibalism’ mean? Honour de Pledge speaks to Geraint Lewis and Luke Barnes, authors of ‘A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos’ and ‘The Cosmic Revolutionary’s Handbook: (Or: How to Beat the Big Bang)’ about a tiny, simple, easily explainable topic...how the universe works! This episode is supported by the Cambridge University Press Bookshop. Music by Coby O’Brien Produced by Rebekah King To find out more about the Festival, please visit: https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/
52:25
January 04, 2023
Imagining aliens – with Wallace Arthur
Imagining aliens – with Wallace Arthur
What will aliens look like if we find them? Could a planet be entirely purple? Do skeletons have to be made of bone? Rebekah King speaks to evolutionary biologist and science writer Wallace Arthur about his book ‘The Biological Universe, Life in the Milky Way and Beyond,’ which was published by the Cambridge University Press in 2020. This is a Cambridge University Press Bookshop supported podcast. Music by Coby O’Brien Produced by Rebekah King To find out more about the Festival, please visit: https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/
48:28
January 04, 2023
There is No Planet B – with Mike Berners-Lee
There is No Planet B – with Mike Berners-Lee
What mindset should we have about the global climate crisis? Sophie Carlin speaks to expert in carbon footprinting, Mike Berners-Lee, about the new updated version of his book ‘There is No Planet B’ about climate change, cooperation, and the possibility of not only saving the world, but building a far better, brighter future for all. Music by Coby O’Brien Produced by Rebekah King To find out more about the Festival, please visit: https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/
44:47
January 04, 2023
Body Image for Young People – with Charlotte Markey
Body Image for Young People – with Charlotte Markey
How can young people improve their body image in an age of social media? Jesimiel Akinsuyi speaks to Charlotte Markey, author of both the ‘Body Image Book for Girls’ and the ‘Body Image Book for Boys,’ about her motivations for writing both books, what body image means, and how it is affected by social media. Music by Coby O’Brien Produced by Rebekah King To find out more about the Festival, please visit: https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/
34:44
January 04, 2023
Counter Speech and Online Harm – with Stefanie Ullmann
Counter Speech and Online Harm – with Stefanie Ullmann
What is ‘counter speech’ and is it a more powerful alternative to censorship? Scarlett Croft talks to Stefanie Ullmann about her research into harmful online content and strategies for combatting prejudice and hate. Scarlett also asks about how automated systems like Siri and Alexa should be programmed to respond when spoken to in an aggressive or sexist manner. Music by Coby O’Brien Produced by Rebekah King To find out more about the Festival, please visit: https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/
32:18
January 04, 2023
Recipes for Saving the Planet – with Dana Ellis Hunnes
Recipes for Saving the Planet – with Dana Ellis Hunnes
What can students do to help the planet? Sophie Carlin speaks to nutritionist and climate change expert Dana Ellis Hunnes about her new book Recipes for Survival: What You Can Do to Live a Healthier and More Environmentally Friendly Life and gets the best advice for students who want to make a difference to the planet’s health. A big thank you to CUP Bookshop for their support of this event and recording. You can complete the survey mentioned in this episode here: s.surveyplanet.com/67a7k51o Music by Coby O’Brien Produced by Rebekah King To find out more about the Festival, please visit: https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/
43:18
January 04, 2023
Animals in Biomedical Research: Replacement, Refinement, Reduction - with Selina Ballantyne
Animals in Biomedical Research: Replacement, Refinement, Reduction - with Selina Ballantyne
Will we ever be able to stop using animals in the laboratory? This episode, Rebekah King talks to Selina Ballantyne about the ways in which animal testing is being replaced, refined, and reduced such that good science and good animal welfare can go hand in hand. Coby O'Brien - Music Produced by Rebekah King To find out more about the Festival, please visit: https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/
31:52
January 04, 2023