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Open Day at the Institute of Continuing Education

Join us for our Open Day on Saturday 1 April 2017 and find out about our part-time and short courses for adults of all ages. Hear University experts speaking on their specialist subjects, and get a flavour of what it’s like to study at historic Madingley Hall.

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Today 9:00AM - 5:00PM

The Power Switch: How Power is Changing in a Networked World

This conference is hosted by the Technology and Democracy project at the Centre for Research into the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH)

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Being Modern: Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Works by artists who sought to make a new art responding to the modern world are brought together.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Honey from Many Flowers: Carl Wilhelm Kolbe and Salomon Gessner’s Idylls

Carl Wilhelm Kolbe (1759–1835), produced prints after a set of landscape drawings by Salomon Gessner (1730-88), which capture the Romantic period’s preoccupation with the pastoral idyll and delight in the natural world. This exhibition showcases a recently acquired complete set of Kolbe’s twenty-five etchings, issued in five parts from 1805-11.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Houghton’s Emperors: Portraits and power

A Cambridge viewing for two impressive marble busts of Roman Emperors Commodus and Septimius Severus. For a short time this winter enjoy them in the Museum, with an encircling display evoking both their ancient and their 18th century contexts, and the enduring power of portraits.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Madonnas & Miracles

Peer through the keyhole of the Italian Renaissance home and discover a hidden world of religious devotion. Bringing together a wealth of objects, including jewellery, ceramics, books, sculptures and paintings, the exhibition invites us into a domestic sphere that was charged with spiritual significance.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Making Waves: Discovering seascapes through drawings and watercolours

This exhibition brings together many rarely seen drawings and watercolours from across the collection, especially the bequest of Sir Bruce Ingram, that depict tempestuous seas, naval battles, serene harbours and bustling shores with fishermen selling their catch.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

When the Heavens Meet the Earth: Selected works from Robert Devereux's Sina Jina Collection of Contemporary Art

When the Heavens Meet the Earth brings together selected works from Robert Devereux’s contemporary art collection, highlighting his commitment to emerging artists who challenge Western preconceptions of, and hegemony over, cultural expression and contemporary art.

5:00PM - 6:15PM

Speaking of Universities: The Vocabulary of Higher Education

Inside and outside of universities, we use a vocabulary of powerful words that is constantly changing: leadership, outreach, innovation, framework. But what do they mean? How do new uses of words affect university practice? What old uses are lost, squeezed out by new ones? Find out from Stefan Collini, one of Britain's most widely respected voice in current debates about higher education.