Let's make a day trip to Cambridge to take part in its annual Festival of Ideas, attending discussions about different topics.
This is not a general sightseeing trip (we will not be visiting the colleges or going punting).
Please meet me at 9:00-9:15am in Kings Cross train station. I will be wearing an orange scarf. The meeting place is in front of the ticket office in the departures section of the station - near a branch of Leon (which is number 5 on the station plan: Plan of Kings Cross station (PDF document)). My mobile phone number is [masked].
Please pay me £20 in cash when you meet me. This covers all transport costs (train/bus) and a contribution to the organiser's costs. You will need extra money for food and drink.
Please bring a sandwich with you for lunch, as food is not available on the sites we are visiting and there may be limited time.
We will be catching this train:
09:45 - Kings Cross
10:30 – Cambridge
Please make sure that you answer the questions when your RSVP, so that I know which options you have chosen.
You must make your own online bookings (print your ticket and bring this with you) for any sessions marked "pre-book" (if places are still available). Book online at:
I have divided the day into three blocks. For each block, choose one of the options (or choose to do something different by yourself). If you have not booked a ticket you will have to choose the options for which no booking is required, or queue up on the day in the hope that places are available.
Personally I have chosen (b), (c) and (e). You can choose free time during any of the sessions if you prefer.
* 11-2pm Morning session
(a) 11:30-1pm: Is Europe in terminal decline? [pre-book]
(b) Excursion to Grantchester [no pre-booking required]
* 2-4pm Afternoon session
(c) 2:30-3:30pm Human sexuality: lessons from online pornography [pre-book]
(d) 3-4pm: Ideas and languages: 10 languages that changed the world [no pre-booking required]
* 4-7:30pm Evening session
(e) 4:30-5:30pm How to make smart decisions in a confusing world [fully booked]
(f) 5-7pm A collective out of body experience? [pre-book]
(g) 5-6:30pm How to be a single woman in 2013 [fully booked]
We will meet together afterwards and have supper before returning back to Kings Cross before 10pm.
Members are responsible for their own health and safety at all events organised by the London International Meetup group. Please always take care, and make sure that you have adequate health / travel insurance