We’re very excited to be popping up at the Festival of Ideas on October 21st for a mini-Sunday Papers Live. We have an AMAZING line up of speakers, activities ,walks and talks, fabulous food and more. What could be better – than lazing around down by the river at the Cambridge Wine Merchants (in the University Centre, Granta Place) Bloody Marys, Mimosas, the Sunday Papers – and a raft of speaker that bring the supplements to life with fascinating, stimulating talks and discussions. Read on, and book early! – We have limited the tickets for this event – to ensure there is enough comfy seating for all!
Highlights of the Speakers for the event will include:
- SCIENCE – Viren Swami – Attraction Explained – The science of how we form relationships. This talklooks at how factors such as geography, appearance, personality, and similarity, affect who we fall for and why. Prof Viren Swami, one of the world’s leading experts in the psychology of romantic attraction, debunks the commonly held myths about attraction perpetuated by glossy magazines and the like, and draws on cutting-edge research to provide a ground-breaking and evidence-based account of relationship formation.
- POLITICS – Tim Whitmarsh – A Tyrant in the White House – Ancient Greeks had plenty of experience of dealing with capricious rulers who courted the populace to undermine existing elites: strong-man leaders who demanded loyalty, were prone to paranoia and narcissism, and vindictively punished those who were deemed to have betrayed them. The twenty-first century West has lost sight of the art of making sense of tyrants, reading their proclamations, and flourishing under them: time to bring back the Greeks?Tim Whitmarsh is a British classicist and the second A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge.
- MUSIC/CULTURE Anna Brownsted – The Gold 45 Prototype – Live Record Review – The Gold 45 Prototypeis an Arts Council funded social project exploring the possibilities for making a sequel to NASA’s Golden Record, sent into space aboard the Voyager in 1977. The Golden Record was an ambitious time capsule of images, greetings, sounds and music intended to communicate the story of humanity to extra-terrestrials. A lot has changed in the last 40 years …what do the extra-terrestrials need to know about us now? Anna Brownsted, is a mixed media artist and has spent the past nine months facilitating public events and collated a list of contents for a Cambridge-based variation of a sequel record, which will be produced in December. For Sunday Papers Live, Anna hosts a listening session of The Gold 45 Prototypeand invites discussion of the music selected and of the ‘Top 5 Most Significant Songs of the Last 40 Years’. But what is missing? An endlessly entertaining and stimulating conversation that you can be a part of!
- TRAVEL – Sarah Woods – Travel Author and Consultant – Sarah knows about extremes, she has lived in Milton Keynes and in the South American jungle with tribes! She knows about feeling scared of the largest of animals, but in reality being floored by the smallest insect. She knows about being completely alone, and travelling on foot to remote places without seeing a soul for weeks and then being completely scrutinised by a tribe that finds her fascinating. She has also experienced different cultures and seen first-hand, the extremes that different societies go to for the sake of love, identity, or even survival. A fascinating talk by an award-winning travel writer.
- COLUMNIST/COMPERE – Ali Warwood is a West Midlands born, Cambridge based stand up comedian. As well as being the brainchild of the Cambridge Fringe Comedy Festival, she runs and hosts a regularly sold out monthly comedy club called “Commoners’ Comedy”. Ali’s warm personality make her ideal to compere this event, plus she has her own unique take on extremes – as she sees herself as an emotionally unstable extrovert that has somehow ended up living in Cambridge – possibly the introvert capital of the world?
- HEALTH – Dr Bianca Jupp – Why do we get addicted? Why are some of us able to control our use of substances like alcohol and some are not? Bianca Jupp is Neuroscientist with Cambridge University, and will discuss what substances do to our brains and what aspects of our personality and physiology makes us prone to being vulnerable to addiction.
- A cartoonist will be on hand to create some extreme sketches of the event
- Make a record player (what’s that the teenagers cry!) out of household items! And it works!
- Guided Walk with Cambridge On Foot – Extremes of Cambridge history!
- Tickets for entry to the event are £20 per adult, children 12-18 are £10.00 (under 12s are free, but the event is geared towards older children)
- Tickets can be purchased online here
– buy in advance as are very limited.
- Ticket price includes all talks and entertainment, and a guided walk
- Venue – Cambridge Wine Merchants Wine Bar, in the University Centre, on the river (Grant Place)
- Food and drink will be available, and is in addition to the entry fee
Food and Drink
Dario a passionate chef, with a commitment to high quality ingredients and exciting flavours will create a fantastic Sunday roast style rolls, including a vegan option, accompanied by his amazing Italian style roast potatoes, all for just £8.00. Cambridge Wine Merchants offer a full range of incredible wines, craft beers, and spirits. There will be a selection of wines available to complement the food perfectly. Customers can come to the bar and buy drinks throughout the event, during talks and activities. As a special Sunday Papers Live Offer, CWM will also offer a ‘bottomless’ option for Bloody Marys or Prosecco. The price for this, in addition to the ticket price is: £22.50 a head for bottomless drinks for two hours, with one food option! (From 12pm-2pm or 2pm-4pm).