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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

Landscape and stone: oil paintings of Lazio, Italy by Emily Fowke

Exhibition of oil paintings inspired by the countryside around Rome by Cambridge artist Emily Fowke.

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 - 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.

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Look, make, talk

6 week course, Tuesdays after school for 8 – 12s. Weekly after school art club continues with artists Alex Hirtzel and Filipa Pereira-Stubbs. Explore the themes of the Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition, experiment with different materials and create unique artworks of your own.

5:00PM - 6:30PM

From sexism to solidarity

Natasha Walter, Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights 2014-15, will give two public lectures and participate in the Cambridge Women of the World event on Sunday 8 March 2015.

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Highlight Why is modern poetry difficult?

A free public lecture at Madingley Hall by Professor Geoff Ward, Principal of Homerton College, University of Cambridge.