Events

CCI hosts multiple events throughout the year - most are open to the public. Find more information on upcoming and past events here.

Featured Events

POSTPONED: Earth Optimism 2020

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak the CCI Earth Optimism 2020 organising team has decided to postpone our 25 April event. We very much regret the inconvenience and disappointment this creates for so many people, but feel it would be irresponsible to carry on in the current climate of concern and uncertainty. We were…

Event date: 25th April 2020

April 2020

CANCELLED: Cambridge Literary Festival – Fiona Lumbers “Clem & Crab”

As part of the Cambridge Literary Festival CCI are co-hosting a series of events over the weekend of 18th/19th April. Children’s author and illustrator Fiona Lumbers introduces you to Clem, her environmentalist heroine, as she takes you on a journey of beach-combing and litter-picking with live drawing and reading. This is a family event, suitable…

Event date: 18th April 2020

CANCELLED: The Adventures of Ellie & Boo with Millie Kerr

Join conservationist and author Millie Kerr, and illustrator Eve O’Brien for a chat about what inspired Ellie and Boo’s journey (Millie will have copies of her book on hand to sign and sell). Millie will be in the Common room of the David Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, from 12:30-2:30pm, and Eve will join her…

Event date: 18th April 2020

CANCELLED: Cambridge Literary Festival: Birds in the Ancient World with Jeremy Mynott

As part of a series of events co-hosted by CCI and the Cambridge Literary Festival, Jeremy will be discussing his new book that highlights the ways that birds pervaded the ancient world and the similarities and often surprising differences between ancient conceptions of the natural world and our own. More information and booking here

Event date: 18th April 2020

CANCELLED: Cambridge Literary Festival Film Screening: Our Gorongosa

CCI are partnering with the Cambridge Literary festival on a number of events across the weekend of 18th/19th April. In the run-up to Earth Optimism, we’ll be hosting an exclusive screening of Our Gorongosa: A Park For The People. Fronted by Dominique Gonçalves, a young Mozambican elephant ecologist, it’s the inspiring story of Gorongosa National…

Event date: 18th April 2020

CANCELLED: Cambridge Literary Festival: Being Part of the Solution

One of a series of events co-hosted with the Literary Festival over the weekend of 18th/ 19th April in the run-up to Earth Optimism Climate activism calls for rapid government action on reducing emissions. What can you, as an individual, do to combat climate breakdown and biodiversity loss? This panel brings together some of the…

Event date: 19th April 2020

CANCELLED: Cambridge Literary Festival: The Great Flood with Edward Platt

CCI are partnering with the Literary Festival for a weekend of events highlighting climate and biodiversity. During the winter of 2013-14, the UK experienced some of the most severe flooding ever recorded. Join award-winning writer Edward Platt to discuss his travels through marsh and fen, town and village, documenting the destruction that the waters caused,…

Event date: 19th April 2020

POSTPONED: Earth Optimism film screening: 2040 at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse

As part of Earth Optimism Cambridge, we’ll be hosting a special screening of ‘2040’. Concerned about the future of his daughter, who turns 21 in 2040, filmmaker Damon Gameau traveled the world in search of new solutions to climate change. 

Event date: 22nd April 2020

CANCELED: Bat Walk – an Earth Optimism Event at Cambridge Botanic Garden

Come for a twilight ramble through the Botanic Garden and learn about the fascinating world of bats to celebrate #Earth Optimism There will be a chance to use our bat detectors, find out about what bats eat and have your questions answered. Suitable for adults and accompanied children aged 8+ Telephone pre-booking essential 01223 331875 Booking…

Event date: 23rd April 2020

CANCELLED: Moth surveying – an Earth Optimism Event at Cambridge Botanic Garden

Join our experts for a rare chance to take part in one of our Garden citizen science projects Although nocturnal and often thought of as drab, moths come in an amazing diversity of colours, shapes and sizes, some even more beautiful than butterflies. They also have a number of ecological benefits, including pollinating our plants,…

Event date: 24th April 2020

CANCELLED: Wildlife Gardening Talk – an Earth Optimism Event at Cambridge Botanic Garden

  Join us for a lunchtime talk from the Wildlife Trust for Cambridgeshire Your garden could be a haven for wildlife. Join us in celebrating #Earth Optimism with Iain Webb from the Wildlife Trust for Cambridgeshire, who will present some top tips for wildlife-sensitive gardening. Suitable for 15+ years. Telephone pre-booking essential 01223 331875 Booking opens 12:00…

Event date: 24th April 2020

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