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Cambridge Reproduction

Cambridge Festival 2024: reproductive futures carousel

This year's Cambridge Festival will run from 13 March to 28 April 2024. This year's events explore potential reproductive futures - from cutting-edge science to questions about what makes us human, and from birth in deep space to a fictional near-future in which even the most intimate moments can be commodified...

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Cambridge Reproduction events at the Cambridge Festival 2024

Screening of High Life (2018)
Friday 15 March 2024, 18:00
Bateman Auditorium, Gonville and Caius College, Trinity Street, CB2 1TA

Starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche and Mia Goth, HIGH LIFE (Claire Denis, 2018) raises unsettling questions about reproductive autonomy, reprotech, isolation and extinction. This screening is introduced by Dr Julia Empey (Faculty of English).


Stem cell-based embryo models
Sunday 17 March 2024, 17:00 (exhibition) and 18:00 (panel discussion)
The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, CB2 1RP

As cutting-edge embryo models become more sophisticated, they raise big questions about how we define a human embryo, and how we decide on the limits of this research. Explore these issues through a lively debate, an exhibition and hands-on activities!


Screening of The Pod Generation (2023)
Wednesday 20 March 2024, 18:00
Quarry Whitehouse Auditorium, Selwyn College, Grange Road, CB3 9DQ

This black comedy raises questions about “natural” vs “artificial” reproduction, parenthood and the future of the nuclear family in a society obsessed with technology. Join us for this special screening, introduced by Dr Carleigh Morgan (University of Birmingham).