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A robin, one of the the British species whose genome is being sequenced as part of the 25 genome Project.

Curious Nature and Open Lab visits

The natural world around us is a curious place! Visit the Genome Gallery during one of the Wellcome Genome Campus Open Saturdays to explore our latest family-friendly exhibition, and discover how genome sequencing is helping us uncover much more about it. Also visit Open Lab, our exciting new space to learn about the current science, history, and ethos of the Wellcome Genome Campus.

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Portrait of jazz singer Justina Kehinde Ogunseitan by Sir Cam

Black Cantabs: History Makers

Mon 1 October 2018 - Sat 22 December 2018

Cambridge University Library

Black Cantabs: History Makers is a groundbreaking exhibition telling the stories of black students in Cambridge, from the forgotten pioneers of centuries past to the celebrated successes of today.

In it, a collection of photographic portraits will celebrate centuries of black students at Cambridge (from 1700 to the present day) and inspire future generations.

Featuring trailblazers from the first black British army officer to the first black female composer to have a composition played at the Proms, the exhibition features famous faces such as Zadie Smith, Thandie Newton and Naomie Harris alongside rare archive images.

New portraits are being taken by the city of Cambridge’s chief chronicler, Sir Cam, including of classical composer Errollyn Wallen, jazz singer Justina Kehinde Ogunseitan and MP Diane Abbott.

These portraits will hang on the University Library’s 'Royal Corridor'.

This collection represents a reinvention of the traditional Cambridge portrait students may see on a daily basis and the exhibition opening marks the first day of the UK’s Black History Month (1 October).

Black Cantabs: History Makers runs from 1 October to 22 December at the University Library, before touring the University and Colleges. It builds on the painstaking research project undertaken by the Black Cantabs Society, the members of which are students and staff at the University. See the results of the project on the Society's website: https://blackcantabs.herokuapp.com

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Enquiries and booking

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Timing

From 9:00am ending at 7:00pm 31 days later, Monday-Friday every week from Monday 1 October until Saturday 22 December

9:00am-4:45pm Saturday every week from Saturday 6 October until Saturday 22 December

All times

Mon 1 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 1 November 2018
Tue 2 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 2 November 2018
Wed 3 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 3 November 2018
Thu 4 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 4 November 2018
Fri 5 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 5 November 2018
Sat 6 October 2018 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 8 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 8 November 2018
Tue 9 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 9 November 2018
Wed 10 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 10 November 2018
Thu 11 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 11 November 2018
Fri 12 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 12 November 2018
Sat 13 October 2018 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 15 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 15 November 2018
Tue 16 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 16 November 2018
Wed 17 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 17 November 2018
Thu 18 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 18 November 2018
Fri 19 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 19 November 2018
Sat 20 October 2018 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 22 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 22 November 2018
Tue 23 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 23 November 2018
Wed 24 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 24 November 2018
Thu 25 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 25 November 2018
Fri 26 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 26 November 2018
Sat 27 October 2018 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 29 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 29 November 2018
Tue 30 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 30 November 2018
Wed 31 October 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 1 December 2018
Thu 1 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 2 December 2018
Fri 2 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 3 December 2018
Sat 3 November 2018 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 5 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 6 December 2018
Tue 6 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 7 December 2018
Wed 7 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 8 December 2018
Thu 8 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 9 December 2018
Fri 9 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 10 December 2018
Sat 10 November 2018 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 12 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 13 December 2018
Tue 13 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 14 December 2018
Wed 14 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 15 December 2018
Thu 15 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 16 December 2018
Fri 16 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 17 December 2018
Sat 17 November 2018 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 19 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 20 December 2018
Tue 20 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 21 December 2018
Wed 21 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 22 December 2018
Thu 22 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 23 December 2018
Fri 23 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 24 December 2018
Sat 24 November 2018 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 26 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 27 December 2018
Tue 27 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 28 December 2018
Wed 28 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 29 December 2018
Thu 29 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 30 December 2018
Fri 30 November 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 31 December 2018
Sat 1 December 2018 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 3 December 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 3 January
Tue 4 December 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 4 January
Wed 5 December 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 5 January
Thu 6 December 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 6 January
Fri 7 December 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 7 January
Sat 8 December 2018 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 10 December 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 10 January
Tue 11 December 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 11 January
Wed 12 December 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 12 January
Thu 13 December 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 13 January
Fri 14 December 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 14 January
Sat 15 December 2018 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 17 December 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 17 January
Tue 18 December 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 18 January
Wed 19 December 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 19 January
Thu 20 December 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 20 January
Fri 21 December 2018 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 21 January
Sat 22 December 2018 9:00AM - 4:45PM

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Address: Cambridge University Library
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