Since 1967, Cambridge Forum has invited guest speakers to inform, explore and challenge audience preconceptions on a range of current and timeless subjects, through timely and civilized discussions.

The outcome is a community better equipped to understand and confront the issues we face today.

June 12

Playtime vs Screentime

Join us as we bat around the most recent research, including the upside of boredom for kids. Guests are Dr Michael Rich, director of the Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Professor David Toomey from the University of Massachusetts.


June 04

Live Longer, Better

Join us for a discussion about ageism—it is as much about how the elderly see themselves as it is about how society views them, according to Professor Andrew Scott, author of The Longevity Imperative.


May 21

Why Do We Need Art Museums?

We will discuss this idea with Natalie Dykstra, the acclaimed biographer of Isabella Stewart Gardner, one of the first female art collectors in America.


From Our Library

Beloved Community: African American Women

Civil rights activist and Baptist minister Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, reflects on how Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman helped shape our ideas of humanity and advanced the struggle to recognize the dignity of all.

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