There are a couple of talks coming up in Cambridge in the next couple of weeks. We're lucky here in Cambridge that there is anything like this to go to as I can't find many instances of this throughout the country.
First up we have ACCU a group striving for professionalism in programming (and there is a fair amount of emphasis on C++). They have journals released regularly throughout the year which makes membership pretty worthwhile (also membership gives you access to the entire archive online).
7:00pm Thursday 6th September 2007 - Peter Smith: The Missing Link, the role of a linker within a software development. You can sign up to the talk at this link.
Next up is the BCS SPA are going to start there monthly talk programme again after a summer break. At the moment the talk next week is not known but you can keep an eye out here.
Interestingly there will be a talk from Ian Griffiths about WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) on the 14th November. He is one of the architects behind the whole new graphics interface in Vista.