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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.

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Portrait of jazz singer Justina Kehinde Ogunseitan by Sir Cam

Black Cantabs: History Makers

Mon 1 October - Sat 22 December

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 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 1 November
Tue 2 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 2 November
Wed 3 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 3 November
Thu 4 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 4 November
Fri 5 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 5 November
Sat 6 October 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 8 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 8 November
Tue 9 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 9 November
Wed 10 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 10 November
Thu 11 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 11 November
Fri 12 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 12 November
Sat 13 October 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 15 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 15 November
Tue 16 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 16 November
Wed 17 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 17 November
Thu 18 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 18 November
Fri 19 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 19 November
Sat 20 October 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 22 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 22 November
Tue 23 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 23 November
Wed 24 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 24 November
Thu 25 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 25 November
Fri 26 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 26 November
Sat 27 October 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 29 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 29 November
Tue 30 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 30 November
Wed 31 October 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 1 December
Thu 1 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 2 December
Fri 2 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 3 December
Sat 3 November 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 5 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 6 December
Tue 6 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 7 December
Wed 7 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 8 December
Thu 8 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 9 December
Fri 9 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 10 December
Sat 10 November 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 12 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 13 December
Tue 13 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 14 December
Wed 14 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 15 December
Thu 15 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 16 December
Fri 16 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 17 December
Sat 17 November 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 19 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 20 December
Tue 20 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 21 December
Wed 21 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 22 December
Thu 22 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 23 December
Fri 23 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 24 December
Sat 24 November 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 26 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 27 December
Tue 27 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 28 December
Wed 28 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 29 December
Thu 29 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 30 December
Fri 30 November 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 31 December
Sat 1 December 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 3 December 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 3 January 2019
Tue 4 December 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 4 January 2019
Wed 5 December 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 5 January 2019
Thu 6 December 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 6 January 2019
Fri 7 December 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 7 January 2019
Sat 8 December 9:00AM - 4:45PM
TodayMon 10 December 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 10 January 2019
Tue 11 December 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 11 January 2019
Wed 12 December 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 12 January 2019
Thu 13 December 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 13 January 2019
Fri 14 December 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 14 January 2019
Sat 15 December 9:00AM - 4:45PM
Mon 17 December 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 17 January 2019
Tue 18 December 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 18 January 2019
Wed 19 December 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 19 January 2019
Thu 20 December 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 20 January 2019
Fri 21 December 9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 21 January 2019
Sat 22 December 9:00AM - 4:45PM

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