Events


Upcoming Events:

  • Voluntary Service Overseas 60th Anniversary Event

    6th October 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    It is 60 years since VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) began sending volunteers to share their skills in developing counties. The Cambridge VSO Supporter Group is planning an event to celebrate this achievement. Those who have volunteered with VSO over the past 60 years are welcome to join, as well a...

    at Eddington Community Centre
  • From Simple to High-Tech: Technologies That Improve Lives

    16th October 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    From clean-burning stoves to robotic harvesters and smart-fridges, technological innovations are changing the way we interact with our food across the globe. Cheap and simple innovations in developing countries have the potential to improve basic conditions of daily life. High-tech innovations may ...

    at Department of Plant Sciences Lecture Theatre

Past Events:

  • GCI Round Table — Easter 2018

    29th June 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Applications are open to present short papers at this term’s GCI Round Table. This informal event offers an opportunity, especially to early career researchers, to talk about research relating to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and any difficulties they are facing working in deve...

    at Rayleigh Seminar Room, Maxwell Centre
  • CW Unplugged: Tech for Water 

    26th June 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    CGE and Cambridge Wireless are hosting CW Unplugged: Tech for Water, exploring innovative technologies contributing to tackling water management and water quality challenges in developed, developing and emerging economies. This is the third of four events as part of the CW Unplugged programme of Te...

    at The Bradfield Centre
  • CGE Summer picnic

    19th June 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    The Centre for Global Equality and Cambridge Global Challenges SRI invites you to our Summer Picnic on Darwin Island, Darwin College, Cambridge. Please join us on Tuesday 19 June 3.30 – 5.30pm for a casual afternoon of catching up and meeting new people. Our picnic is a Bring-and-Share, ...

    at Darwin Island
  • Easter Development i-Teams final presentations

    12th June 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    The Development i-Teams programme this term focuses on technologies developed by the British Antarctic Survey originally for use in the Antarctic, and investigates how these can be adapted for the developing world. Projects include: reducing carbon monoxide emissions from stoves used in the dev...

    at Aurora Centre
  • CGE Annual General Meeting

    1st May 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    When: Tuesday 1 May, 5.30pm Where: Rayleigh Room, Maxwell Centre, West Cambridge The AGM provides an opportunity for members and supporters interested in CGE’s work to reconnect with each other, share experiences, reflect on an eventful year and look ahead towards exciting future developmen...

    at The Maxwell Centre
  • CUiD Enterprise for Impact Conference

    28th April 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

    When: Saturday 18 March, 9am- 1.30am Where: The Cambridge Union, 9A Bridge St, Cambridge CB2 1UB What is the relationship between business and development? What role does the private sector and business models of thinking have in development? From the empowerment of women to the compatibility and c...

    at The Cambridge Union Society
  • Missing Maps April Mapathon

    26th April 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    When: Thursday 26 April, 6 – 8.30pm Where: 1spatial, cambridge Business Park, Tennyson House, Cambridge Missing Maps event in support of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Red Cross and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), to help improve maps of vulnerable or disaster affected ...

    at 1spatial
  • Masterclass in Design Methods for Global Challenges

    19th March 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    In January 2018, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge Global Challenges SRI, the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability and Smart Villages, the Centre for Global Equality is facilitating three events on co-creating innovative solutions to global challenges. Technology fo...

    at The Maxwell Centre
  • East of England Global Health Conference

    14th March 1:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Connecting academia and clinical practice The East of England Global Health Conference to be held at Robinson College, Cambridge on March 14, 2018 will bring together academics and healthcare professionals to share learning from global health activity in the era of the Sustainable Development Goal...

    at Robinson College
  • Cambridge International Development Conference

    17th February 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

    ****************** UPDATE ****************** Panelists, speakers and workshops confirmed! There will be lots going on at this year’s IDC for you to choose from. Speakers on the day include Catherine Thomé (who worked as a cultural mediator for MSF in refugee camps in Greece) and Ken Surridge...

    at St John’s College
  • Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum

    10th February 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    CCSF 2018: LIVING ON THE EDGE The Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum is a one day annual forum organised by a group of Cambridge University students and run in partnership with the Cambridge Hub. The Forum is aimed at increasing awareness of climate change, sustainability and 21st Century en...

    at The Cambridge Union Society
  • Using Technology to push for social change

    31st January 5:00 pm

    Talk by Alix Dunn Alix Dunn is a specialist in organisational development and strategy, and technology for social change. She advises partners on how to use data and technology effectively, responsibly and impactfully. She is a leading trainer and advisor in data and technology for partners ranging...

    at Room S1, Alison Richard Building
  • Strengthening the justice system

    31st January 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Please join us for a talk, Q&A and drinks with Andrea Coomber, reflecting on her work and this sphere of work in general. Andrea Coomber has been Director of JUSTICE since February 2013. Between 2002 and 2013 she was Equality Lawyer and then Legal Director at INTERIGHTS (the International Cen...

    at Room S1, Alison Richard Building
  • Putting citizen’s voices at the heart of governance

    31st January 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Please join us for a talk, Q&A and drinks with Sharath Srinivasan, reflecting on his work and this sphere of work in general. Sharath Srinivasan As Co-Director of the Centre of Governance and Human Rights at the University of Cambridge, Sharath conceived of Africa’s Voices within a larger r...

    at Room S1, Alison Richard Building
  • CCVS Crowdfunding Workshop

    25th January 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Join Chuffed.org for a workshop on Crowdfunding with CCVS! Donation-based crowdfunding is a new way of raising funds and allows you to source money for a project by asking a large number of contributors to donate a small amount, and asking a small number of contributors to donate a large amount. In ...

    at CCVS
  • Students meet NGOs Networking Event

    23rd January 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Are you a student looking for volunteering and placement opportunities in the UK and abroad? Would you like to attend a networking event designed specifically to introduce you to NGOs looking for candidates for these opportunities? On Tuesday 23 February, the Centre for Global Equality will be hos...

    at Centre for Global Equality
  • Technology for Development Graduate Sandpit

    15th January 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

    In January 2018, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge Global Challenges SRI, the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability and Smart Villages, the Centre for Global Equality is facilitating three events on co-creating innovative solutions to global challenges. Technology for De...

    at The Maxwell Centre
  • Workshop on User-Centred Design in Developing World Contexts

    10th January 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    In January 2018, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge Global Challenges SRI, the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability and Smart Villages, the Centre for Global Equality is facilitating three events on co-creating innovative solutions to global challenges. Technology for De...

    at The Maxwell Centre
  • GCI Round Table

    8th December 2017 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Speakers are invited to present for 10-12 minutes and all attendees are encouraged to participate in the subsequent 15 minute- long discussions. 14.00 – 14.10: Introduction to Global Challenges Initiative (Lara Allen and Sara Serradas Duarte) 14.10 – 14.35: AirborNet: Data-Driven Modelling f...

    at The Maxwell Centre
  • HSS Job & Volunteer Fair

    6th December 2017 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    The HSS Job & Volunteer Fair will be held on Wednesday 6 December 2 – 4.30pm at the Cambridge campus of Anglia Ruskin University. This will be open to all students in all years however is specifically directed at HSS department students (Public Service, Criminology, Sociology, Philosoph...

    at Anglia Ruskin University
  • Missing Maps

    5th December 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    On Tuesday 5th December from 6pm-8:30pm, we will be hosting our Christmas Missing Maps event in support of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Red Cross and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), to help improve maps of vulnerable or disaster affected places. We hope to put on a few mince...

    at Department of Geography
  • Workshop series on OpenIP Copy

    29th November 2017 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Workshop: Responsible Governance of Open and Democratised Emerging Technologies This term’s workshops focus on emerging technologies such as synthetic biology, artificial intelligence and electric cars; new networked infrastructure such as distributed energy and new forms of manufacturing su...

    at Seminar Room SG2
  • CGE Christmas Party

    28th November 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    CGE will be holding our annual Christmas party on Tuesday 28 November. Join us for drinks, nibbles, mulled wine, crackers and festive cheer. You are welcome to join us; old friends and new. Please bring a plate of your favourite Christmas food to share with the other guests and wear your best Chris...

    at Centre for Global Equality
  • Women, literacy and health: exploring assumptions, approaches and practices

    28th November 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    The Michaelmas 2017 edition of the REAL Centre Seminar Series (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge) will explore topics related to the innovation, leadership, policy and specific cases of the social context of education. All welcome.

    at Faculty of Education
  • Basics of Business Building with IdeaSpace

    27th November 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    An open discussion with Goncalo De Vasconcelos followed by networking, pizza and beer. Advice you on what you should consider when you set up a company, common mistakes and top tips from entrepreneurs. The discussion will include how you set up and handle your accounts, create your brand, managemen...

    at Postdoc @ Mill Lane
  • UN SDGs and Tropical Forests: Why We Should Care

    24th November 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Cambridge International Development – CUiD – are hosting ‘UN SDGs and Tropical Forests: Why We Should Care’, a talk by Loraiza Davies, founder of Green Planet Ventures. With environmental sustainability a key part of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, le...

    at Cambridge Union – Old Library
  • Celebrating 10 years of Cambridge global health partnerships

    23rd November 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Celebration, presentation and networking with Addenbrookes Abroard  Join us for an evening celebration of 10 years of Cambridge global health partnerships. Over the past 10 years we have established four global health partnerships across Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia and our volunteers ...

    at Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
  • Development i-Teams final presentations

    21st November 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Join us for the final presentations for the Michaelmas term Development i-Teams programme. There will be a finger buffet from 6.30pm followed by presentations at 7pm. The presentations will cover a plant-based bioelectrical system hub for off-grid villages (Dr. Bombelli, Plant Sciences), locally-...

    at The Maxwell Centre
  • Missing Maps Cambridge

    15th November 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    On Wednesday 15th November from 6pm-8:30pm, we will be hosting a Missing Maps event in support of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Red Cross and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), to help improve maps of vulnerable or disaster affected places. This month also sees us joining up wit...

    at The Perse School
  • Workshop series on OpenIP

    15th November 2017 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Workshop: Open IP and Freedom to Operate, Innovate and Appropriate This term’s workshops focus on emerging technologies such as synthetic biology, artificial intelligence and electric cars; new networked infrastructure such as distributed energy and new forms of manufacturing such as 3D-prin...

    at Seminar Room SG2
  • Confronting a deadly landscape: Heisenberg, Serious Global Threats and Good Governance

    13th November 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Arguing that perceived complexity and runaway global problems point to inadequate conceptual and practical tools, Dr Barker will discuss the need to build governance and economic literacy to grasp some fundamental issues that merit greater scrutiny.

    at Hughes Hall
  • Chasing Ice – Film screening

    10th November 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Together with the Geography Green Impact Initiative, the Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum (CCSF) committee is holding a documentary film screening of Chasing Ice on the impacts of climate change with a particular focus on the retreat of glaciers and ice sheets. The film will be fo...

    at Department of Geography
  • Workshop series on OpenIP

    1st November 2017 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Workshop: Framing Open IP: Ownership, Economics, Governance and Equity This term’s workshops focus on emerging technologies such as synthetic biology, artificial intelligence and electric cars; new networked infrastructure such as distributed energy and new forms of manufacturing such as 3D-...

    at Seminar Room SG2
  • Training Course: Introduction to Development and Disaster Relief

    27th October 2017 5:10 pm - 29th October 2017 5:00 pm

    Engineers without Borders (EwB) is running a training course at Clare Farm in Dullingham, a short train ride from Cambridge. The two and a half day intensive course is an introduction to development and disaster relief work; it will include sessions on topics ranging from water quality and treat...

    at Clare Farm
  • CGE Cultivator Event: An Evening with Simprints

    25th October 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    An evening with Simprints – Wednesday 11 October at 6.30pm Simprints is a nonprofit tech company that seeks to break the identification bottleneck. Recognising a significant gap in current biometric technology, the team is building an affordable, secure, rugged, open-source fingerprint syst...

  • Foreign aid: are we doing harm or good?

    20th October 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Panel Event with Gordon Bridger, former Director of Economics in DFID, and Rachel Yates, former senior advisor to DFID and UNICEF. The question of how best to help vulnerable populations through foreign aid is hotly debated. Is the UK’s approach to international development efficient or misguided?...

  • Open Technology Week

    20th October 2017 10:00 am - 22nd October 2017 5:00 pm

    If you have an interesting project using open technologies, created as part of the Biomaker Challenge, or independently, you are invited to exhibit it at the Biomaker Fayre during Open Technology Week. This is a chance to showcase your collaborative synthetic biology projects.The Biomaker Fayre give...

    at Cambridge University Engineering Department
  • Workshop series on OpenIP

    18th October 2017 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Workshop:How Open is Open Intellectual Property? This term’s workshops focus on emerging technologies such as synthetic biology, artificial intelligence and electric cars; new networked infrastructure such as distributed energy and new forms of manufacturing such as 3D-printing. This theme la...

    at Seminar Room SG2
  • Sustainable Health Symposium

    25th July 2017

    This one day symposium will harness learning across the globe to consider the transformations required for a healthy, sustainable world, and brings the best minds together with the expertise of key individuals to help solve these conundrums in practical, sustainable and hopeful ways and highlight re...

    at Anglia Ruskin University
  • Centre for Global Equality and Global Challenges Forum Summer Picnic

    20th July 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    The Centre for Global Equality and Global Challenges Forum invites you to our Summer Picnic on Darwin Island, Darwin College, Cambridge. Please join us on Thursday 20 July 4 – 6pm for a casual afternoon of catching up and meeting new people. We will be supplying the picnic but if you would lik...

    at Darwin Island
  • Café Synthetique: synthetic biology for global challenges

    19th June 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    On Monday 19 June, CGE’s Dr Lara Allen and Dr Sara Serradas Duarte will be talking at Café Synthetique: synthetic biology for global challenges from 6pm at the Panton Arms, Cambridge. They will be speaking about the problems facing civil society and researchers who want to see cutting edge kn...

  • Development i-Teams final presentations

    13th June 2017 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Please join us for for the final presentations for the Easter Term Development i-Teams programme.There will be a finger buffet from 6.30pm followed by presentations at 7pm. This term’s projects are:   Exploring the potential of self-healing circuits to address e-waste in the developing w...

    at The Maxwell Centre
  • Centre for Global Equality AGM

    8th May 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Please join us for the 2017 Centre for Global Equality AGM at 5:30pm on Monday the 8th of May, 2017, at the Emmanuel United Reformed Church, 72 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 IRR. The Annual General Meeting provides an opportunity for members and supporters interested in the Centre for Global Eq...

    at Centre for Global Equality
  • Science for the Sustainable Development Goals – Cambridge Science Festival

    16th March 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    As part of the Cambridge Science Festival, we will be hosting a ‘Science for the Sustainable Development Goals’ evening. Meet innovators in the Centre for Global Equality’s cultivator using cutting edge Cambridge science and technology to help address the Sustainable Development Goal...

    at Centre for Global Equality
  • CGE Annual Lecture: Simon Trace on technology justice – Why its time to reboot our relationship with technology

    7th February 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Centre for Global Equality Annual Lecture   Technology Justice – why it’s time to reboot our relationship with technology   by   Simon Trace   Author of “Rethink, Retool, Reboot: Technology As If People and Planet Mattered“, and former CEO of Practical Action....

    at Murray Edwards College
  • GAIA Workshop 2017

    26th January 2017 - 27th January 2017

    This year’s GAIA workshop will be held in Cambridge on the 26th and 27th January at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge. The workshop will focus on the development of local networking infrastructures using cooperative & open-access management schemes. Two main approaches wil...

    at Computer Laboratory
  • NGOs meet students networking evening

    24th January 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Are you a student looking for volunteering and placement opportunities in the UK and abroad? Would you like to attend a networking event designed specifically to introduce you to NGOs looking for candidates for these opportunities? Please come along to our NGOs and students networking event by regis...

    at Centre for Global Equality
  • Talk by Peter J Harris: “A Wayward Spirit – in the developing world”

    19th January 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Cambridge VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) Supporter Group will be welcoming Peter J Harris to speak at their January meeting.  Peter has had a long career working in education across the world and in recent years has been involved in setting up a school for “children of the dumps” in C...

    at Hughes Hall
  • Centre for Global Equality Christmas party

    9th December 2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    You are invited to the Centre for Global Equality Christmas Party. We will be having a few drinks and nibbles to celebrate, so please come along and catch up with one another. It will be a great opportunity to meet or reconnect with others in the network, introduce our new student society, and enjoy...

    at Centre for Global Equality
  • Students meet NGOs Networking Evening

    29th November 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Are you a student looking for volunteering and placement opportunities in the UK and abroad ? Would you like to attend a networking event designed specifically to introduce you to NGOs looking for candidates for these opportunities? Please come along to our NGOs and students networking event by regi...

    at Downing College