Cambridge Literary Festival

Online events all year round championing the best in writing.

Book Club

Join Jon McGregor and Alex Clark for our monthly book club as they unpick his highly acclaimed and explosive novel Reservoir 13.

Ed Miliband

Join Ed Miliband, ex leader of the Labour Party, as he talks to Melissa Benn about his inspiring new book, Go Big: How To Fix Our World

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Catch up with unlimited annual access to watch and listen to over 90 archive events

Bringing an eclectic mix of today’s best writers, thinkers and speakers to Cambridge all year round

Hello Cambridge - we're back!

We have so missed being able to welcome you all back to our events and are over the moon to present
an exciting line-up of COVID secure, in-person events for summer 2021.

If you’re unable to attend, we will be offering an online live-streamed option, so no one will miss out.

Contemplate remaking society with Ed Miliband; reflect on  the world leaders who changed economics with Vince Cable;
delve into fiction at its finest with Elif Shafak and Colm Tóibín;
and explore the relationship between Britain and India and a truly remarkable life with Amartya Sen as he reveals his memoir.

We can’t wait to return to our favourite iconic Cambridge venues – see you there!

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CLF Player

Watch and listen to our expanding archive of over 90 audio and video recordings from our previous festivals.

Delight in the world’s most engaging thinkers, speakers and writers on film and audio online, anytime.

Trust magazine
Trust magazine Baillie Gifford

Trust – award-winning non-fiction magazine from Baillie Gifford

Baillie Gifford are long-term supporters of the festival and dedicated supporters of UK literary events.

Trust is full of insightful articles about innovations that are transforming the way we live and work. Through features on pioneering companies and conversations with visionary authors, readers can find out first-hand about the sources of disruption in our fast-changing world. You can also access regular literary-related giveaways and exclusive author interviews.

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