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Highlight Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo

This exhibition provides a window on the life of a community a thousand years ago – a Jewish community in the centre of a thriving Islamic empire, international in outlook, multicultural in make up, devout to its core.

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Open Technology Workshop and Biomaker Fayre

Open Technology Week will showcase and celebrate open and open source technologies for research and education developed across Cambridge and beyond.

9:30AM - 6:00PM

Open Technology Workshop and Biomaker Fayre 2017

The Open Technology Workshop will showcase and celebrate open and open source technologies for research and education developed across Cambridge and beyond. The Biomaker Fayre is the culmination of four months work by 41 teams building low cost instrumentation for biological and biomedical science.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Degas, Caricature and Modernity: Daumier, Gavarni, Keene

Edgas Degas (1834-1917) possessed what his friend Walter Sickert (1860-1942) described as ‘a rollicking and somewhat bear-like sense of fun’. This exhibition looks at three caricaturists and satirists whose work Degas admired and collected in large numbers: Honoré Daumier (1808-79), Paul Gavarni (1804-66) and Charles Keene (1823-91).

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Degas: a passion for perfection

The Fitzwilliam Museum will mark the centenary of Degas’s death with an exhibition that will exhibit its holdings of works by the artist – the most extensive and representative in the UK.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Degas’s Drinker: portraits by Marcellin Desboutin

Edgar Degas’s famous painting In a Café (L’Absinthe, 1875-6), features a dissolute bearded man whom Degas modeled on his characterful friend and fellow artist Marcellin Desboutin (1832-1902). Both men shared a passion for printmaking and this exhibition explores the Museum’s rare collection of Desboutin’s sensitively executed prints in drypoint

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight microcinema at the 37th Cambridge Film Festival

The Heong Gallery will host the photo and film work entitled 'Fall into Ruin' (2016) by William E Jones. The work focusses on the artist's memories of Alexander Iolas, an influential art dealer and collector who associated with the Surrealists and gave Andy Warhol his first solo exhibition.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Museum’s excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.

10:30AM - 1:00PM

Taste of India - Art Workshop for Children aged 5-12

Join us for a morning of Indian art activities using the most exotic of materials including cinnamon, cloves and pulses.

12:30PM - 4:00PM

Half-term fun - Hidden Lives: A Story of Discovery

Join us for half-term family fun at the Hidden Lives exhibition at the Wellcome Genome Campus! Dig for artefacts like an archaeologist, extract DNA from fruit, and find out about the people who lived in our area thousands of years ago.

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Representing Partition: India and Pakistan

Supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Representing Partition: India and Pakistan comprises an exhibition and series of events at Wolfson College in Michaelmas Term 2017.

6:30PM - 7:55PM

Bach Cantata Evensong

St John's College Choir under the direction of Andrew Nethsingha with St John's Sinfonia led by Margaret Faultless

8:00PM - 10:00PM

Highlight Tom Poster conducts Cambridge University Orchestra

Season Launch Concert: Cambridge University Orchestra is joined by conductor and pianist (and Cambridge alumnus) Tom Poster, for the first concert of the 2017-18 Season.