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Highlight A damned serious business: Waterloo 1815, the battle and its books

The 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo is being marked in our current exhibition, featuring a selection of the Library’s books, maps and manuscripts to commemorate the most famous battle in modern European history.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

A Young Man’s Progress

An impressive display of five modern photographic recreations - printed to large scale - telling the fictional story of Matthew Smith, a young man from North London, who is obsessed with clothes. The modern photographs are based upon images commissioned between 1520 and 1560 by Matthäus Schwarz, one of the most committed fashion innovators of his time.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Close-up and personal: Eighteenth-century gold boxes from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection

Fashionable among both men and women, these exquisite and elegant containers were one of the most popular accessories in 18th century Europe. They were often used to hold snuff (a scented preparation of powdered tobacco) or sweetmeats. The most lavish and precious boxes were the choice present of royalty and exemplify court culture and fashion en miniature.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Ruskin’s Turners

The Fitzwilliam Museums’ collection of watercolours by J.M.W. Turner was founded in 1861 by the generous gift of twenty-five watercolours from John Ruskin, Turner’s most fervent champion and critic.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

A dazzling journey through the decorative arts: from the hand-crafted luxuries of the Renaissance to the first stirrings of mass commerce in the Enlightenment.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Watercolour- Elements of nature

Stunning landscapes, exquisite portrait miniatures and delicate flower drawings by masters including Samuel Palmer and Paul Cézanne - the collection of watercolours in the Fitzwilliam Museum is one of the finest in the world.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Gwen Raverat: An exhibition of work

An exhibition of work by Gwen Raverat (1885 – 1957) at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

11:00AM - 8:00PM

Highlight Sculpture in the close - free exhibition of contemporary sculptors

Jesus College is showcasing contemporary British and Irish sculptors in a free outside exhibition this summer.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

The Royal Academy at Wolfson

A rotating exhibition of exceptional works by 15 Royal Academicians, including the Royal Academy’s President, Christopher Le Brun, organised by Wolfson Fine Arts and curated by Anthony Green RA. The exhibition forms part of Wolfson College's 50th anniversary celebrations.

8:00PM - 9:30PM

Highlight Concertos for two harpsichords by JS Bach and his sons

Leading Baroque duo Francis Knights and Dan Tidhar perform concertos for two harpsichords by JS Bach and his sons.