Connected : Divided - Is Cyberwar the new Cold War?

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Connected: Divided

To get the debate started on this year’s Festival theme, we’ve posed eight thought-provoking questions to our fabulously well-informed Advisory Group.

Is Cyberwar the new Cold War?

Next up from our Advisory Group: From Cold War to Code War – physicist, author and broadcaster Jim Al-Khalili considers cyber-security.

What do you think?

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Cheltenham Science Festival 5 – 10 June 2018
This year we’re exploring how our world is connected and divided – from personal relationships, health and language to the law, global politics and the universe. We’ll examine significant anniversaries connecting us to the past and look forward to what’s in store for future connectivity.

Advisory Group
Cheltenham Science Festival is proud to have some of the country’s leading scientists and science communicators on its Advisory Group. The Advisory Group meets three times a year and works closely with the Festival’s programming team to keep the Science Festival at the forefront of scientific ideas and debate.

Jim Al-Khalili OBE is a British scientist, author and broadcaster. He is a professor of Physics at the University of Surrey where he also holds a chair in the Public Engagement in Science. Jim presents science documentaries on BBC2 and BBC Four and the long-standing BBC Radio 4 show The Life Scientific.

Look out for more questions to come, answered by our inspiring Guest Curators and Advisory Group:

  • What connects us?
  • Are things that divide us always bad?
  • If you could invent one thing, what would it be?
  • What’s the biggest challenge facing the world today?
  • What connects you to your pet?
  • How important is solitude and how damaging is loneliness?
  • Are emojis our new universal language?