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Our busy May period in which we had over 60 events is over but there’s still plenty to enjoy in the coming weeks including our events run in assoication with BIG Green Week and Bristol 2014. Many of our past events are available to listen to on SoundCloud. To see films of all the sessions in the 2013 Festival of Economics for free, register online HERE.

What’s next (below) has a summary of our next three events and Coming up (on left) has a list of the next six. For the full list of events go to What’s on. Each event entry has full booking details. Ticket sales are usually run by the venues where the event takes place as we do not have a central box office; tickets for free events are usually only available when booked online using Eventbrite. New events are launched regularly. To be the first to hear about upcoming events, sign up to our mailing list and Twitter feed. We also regularly post news, audio/video links and background information on our Tumblr blog.

Our 10th anniversary appeal
The Festival of Ideas celebrates 10 years in 2014. We’re committed to keeping ticket prices low, and having as many free events as we can. We want the festival to grow as well over the next 10 years. We need your help with this. You can donate to the festival via Paypal below (the donation will be made to Bristol Cultural Development Partnership – which manages the festival – but all donations will go to the festival). All donations are welcome. By working together in this way we can make sure that we continue to celebrate and debate ideas from around the world.

What's next...

Bristol’s Lost City

Book Launch and Author Talk

Talk to mark launch of new publication on Bristol and the First World War.
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Chad Orzel

Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist

A look at how everyday activities make use of the same mental tools scientists use.
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Professor Samuli Siltanen

Understanding Human Speech

Lecture on techniques used to perfect synthetic speech and measure when a voice is becoming overused.
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