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  Professor Miller in front of a calendar stone

History of art slade lecture series 2014-15 - Prof Mary Miller

A Thing Of Wonder: The Hand-held Object Of The Ancient Maya

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Highlight Private lives of print: The use and abuse of books 1450-1550

An exhibition of over 50 of Cambridge University Library's wonderful early printed books, selected for the stories they tell about the use of books in the first hundred years after the invention of printing.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Embodied memories – another perspective on research in Africa

Photographic exhibition by Ashley Ouvrier.

10:00AM - 3:30PM

Orchid Festival 2015: the pollinators are coming...

Enjoy the Glasshouse Range transformed for this year's Orchid Festival from Saturday 7 February – Sunday 22 March 2015 and discover some unique plant and pollinator relationships.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Ediacaran Enigmas: resolving the fossil record of early animals

This new display is a snapshot of the research taking place in the department of Earth Sciences at Cambridge on fossils from the 540-580 million year old Ediacaran Period, known as the 'Ediacaran Biota'.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Modern heroism: printmaking and the legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte

An exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s defeat at the Battle of Waterloo. Highlights of the exhibition include prints by Charlet and Raffet, who contributed to Napoleon’s heroic legacy through glorifying war and military personnel; works by Delacroix and Gericault that respond to the drama and tragedy of the period; and satirical prints by Daumier.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Moonstrips: Eduardo Paolozzi and the printed collage 1965-72

Eduardo Paolozzi’s use of found images and words cut from popular magazines and scientific journals played a formative role in the development of British art in the 1950s and 60s. He adapted the technique of collage to printed media in spectacular sets – often seen as highlights of Pop Art.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Rowena Comrie

Rowena Comrie’s art is concerned with confronting the contemporary sublime using specific metaphors to express this concept. Previously she has taken flight as her subject, creating a major body of work.

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Highlight Free Concert Stephen Perse Foundation

These concerts give young people a showcase for their talents

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Circuit curates: Gaudier-Brzeska

The Circuit group are curating a display in Helen’s bedroom in Kettle’s Yard that explores the artist’s fascination with birds. The display includes sculptures, ink drawings and sketchbooks.

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Technology Development, Dr Hermann Hauser, Amadeus Capital Partners

Darwin College Lecture Series 'Development'


Jacqui Dankworth 'in conversation' with Mary Buckley

Vocalist Jacqui Dankworth will be ‘In Conversation’ with Mary Buckley at Hughes Hall on Friday 6 March at 6pm.

7:00PM - 10:30PM

Creative Cabaret

A unique evening of mixed arts and performance in the University Centre, with food and wine - "Best evening I have had out for ages"

8:00PM - 10:00PM

CUMS Chorus performs Vaughan Williams

Join us for a performance of the stunning Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony.