25 Oct: Question Everything – Cambridge Festival of Ideas
“Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing” Euripides
13 Oct 15

Structured around and spurred on by the spirit of interrogation, Question Everything is an unconventional, unwieldy and disruptive day of talks, art and ideas featuring a broad range of speakers drawn from popular culture, the arts and academia.

Are we in a drought of new options? Start imagining the world anew with a series of dissident provocateurs asking challenging questions and interrogating the opinions we trust, the systems which govern us and the things we take for granted.

Dissent encouraged. Be prepared not to agree.

With dissenters including:

Brett Scott (author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance).
Ellen Quigley (University of Cambridge Ethical Investment Working Group).
Francesca Martinez (comedian).
Gary Anderson & Lena Simic (artists, The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home)
Hamid Ismailov (Uzbek journalist and writer).
Heydon Prowse (satirist, The Revolution Will Be Televised)
Mel Evans (author of Artwash: Big Oil and The Arts, activist Platform London & Liberate Tate).
Noemi Lakmaier (artist).
Peter Tatchell (activist).
Tassos Stevens (artist, Coney).
Priyamvada Gopal (Faculty of English, Cambridge).
Thomas Jeffrey Miley (Department of Sociology, Cambridge).

Compered by Jodie Ginsberg, CEO of Index on Censorship.

When: Sunday 25 October, 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, CB1 7GX (Map)
Tickets: £5 from Cambridge Junction

Question Everything is a highlight of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2015, which has the theme of ‘power and resistance’. This event is a co-production by Index on Censorship, the Junction Cambridge and Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

Free thinking: Reading list for the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2015

Free Thinking! A unique partnership in 2015, Cambridge Festival of Ideas are working with Index on Censorship to offer in-depth articles and follow-up pieces from leading artists, writers and activists on all of our headline events.

Drawing out the dark side: Martin Rowson

Thoughts policed: Max Wind-Cowie

Deliberately lewd: Erica Jong

My book and the school library: Norma Klein

Future imperfect: Jason DaPonte

The politics of terror: Conor Gearty

Moving towards inequality: Jemimah Steinfeld and Hannah Leung

Escape from Eritrea: Ismail Einashe

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25 Oct: Question Everything – Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Full Free Thinking! reading list

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