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Landscapes Below: Mapping and the New Science of Geology

Landscapes Below celebrates a period of experimental geological map-making in the 19th century, focusing on the use of colour in geological maps and on the development of a visual vocabulary for the new science.

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Reality Machines - An Art Exhibition on Post Truth

Reality Machines brings together artists and human rights advocates from around the world who have taken a critical view at fake news and the "post-truth phenomenon".

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Designed to Impress

Focussing on key objects from the 15th to the 21st centuries, this exhibition will feature a selection of some of the Fitzwilliam’s most spectacular prints, and gives visitors an insight into the extraordinary breadth of the collection.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Flux: Parian unpacked

Exploring themes of mass production, celebrity, colonialism and our notion of history, this impressive installation by ceramic artist and curator, Matt Smith, features over 100 sculptural parian busts from the Glynn collection of parian.

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.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive with the range of emotions that it commands; from admiration and affection, joy and passion, longing and despair, to insults, indifference, grief and remembrance.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Things of Beauty Growing: British studio pottery

Things of Beauty Growing is the largest exhibition of its kind in recent times, displaying over 100 historic and contemporary ceramics by potters including Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, Alison Britton, Grayson Perry and Julian Stair.

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Highlight Disabled Academics in the 21st Century

A panel of disabled academicsspeaking about their experiences as disabled academics and describing their career highlights and strategies for success in their chosen fields.

5:30PM - 6:30PM

George Cumberland, fossil collecting and landscape painting in early 19th century Bristol

This talk explores the watercolours of George Cumberland (1754-1848), a life-long friend of William Blake, merge a passion for fossils and geology with radical landscape. Part of the Landscapes Below Speaker Series at Cambridge University Library.

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Ava Vidal - Intersectional Feminism for a fairer 2027

Comedian and commentator Ava Vidal presents her personal, positive vision - and then leads discussion - on how we can move our society away from multiple, intersecting, compounding discriminatory attitudes and practices, to build a fairer society for all in the year 2027.

7:00PM - 9:00PM

New Music Concert: Aurora Percussion Duo

This concert includes a piece specially devised with students from schools in North Cambridge in response to Actions. The image of the world can be different.