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Sula Rubens- artist in residence

Sula Rubens is currently working as Artist in Residence at The Michaelhouse. You are welcome to talk to her about her work.

9:00AM - 5:00PM

52 Days to Timbuktu - an exhibition by Tim Oelman

Art exhibition by Tim Oelman

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Social Commentary - an exhibition by Mohammed Djazmi

Exhibition by artist Mohammed Djazmi

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Element – An exhibition of recent paintings by Zachary Beer

An exhibition of recent paintings by Zachary Beer, exploring flora and biochemical processes.

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Private lives of print: The use and abuse of books 1450-1550

An exhibition of over 50 of Cambridge University Library's wonderful early printed books, selected for the stories they tell about the use of books in the first hundred years after the invention of printing.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Ediacaran Enigmas: resolving the fossil record of early animals

This new display is a snapshot of the research taking place in the department of Earth Sciences at Cambridge on fossils from the 540-580 million year old Ediacaran Period, known as the 'Ediacaran Biota'.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight The Polar Muse

The Polar Muse is a collaboration between The Polar Museum, PN Review and eight of Cambridge's most exciting and innovative poets.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight The Thing Is...

This exhibition explores the many ways in which we consider and care for museum objects, how and why objects gain meaning and why we collect them and their accompanying stories.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

1914: war and money

World War I consumed vast quantities of money as well as lives. This display of coins, medals, banknotes and government bonds provides an insight into the desperate measures that had to be used to maintain a supply of money, from the transition of gold coinage at the outbreak of war in 1914 to inflationary paper money by 1918 when the great European empires fell.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Caroline Watson and female printmaking in late Georgian England

Caroline Watson ( 1760/61 - 1814) was one of the most skilful engravers working in late 18th century England. She can be seen as the first British professional woman engraver. This exhibition shows a selection of her portrait and subject prints, together with those of other contemporary women printmakers.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Fatal consequences: the Chapman Brothers and Goya’s disasters of war

The Chapman Brothers’ Disasters of War takes Goya’s print series of the same title and reinvents and extends the imagery and horrors with a cornucopia of ideas from later wars and modern culture. This exhibition shows different versions of the Chapman Bothers’ set, together with a selection from Goya’s original series.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Silent partners artist & mannequin from function to fetish

Silent Partners is the first exhibition uncovering the evolution of the artist’s mannequin. It will show how, from being an inconspicuous studio tool, a piece of equipment as necessary as easel, pigments and brushes, the lay figure became the fetishised subject of the artist’s painting, and eventually, in the 20th century, a work of art in its own right.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Exhibition: poppies (women and war)

An exhibition of contemporary photography by Lee Stow, focusing on images of women whose lives have been touched by war, and of poppies, to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Natalie Dower & Harriet Mena Hill: the elegance of order

An exhibition that brings together two artists from different generations, who work within pre-set parameters, which guide, and to some extent govern the outcome of their images.

10:30AM - 12:30PM

Validity unpacked

Training event: Stuart Shaw leads an exploration into the issues of validity and validation.

10:30AM - 4:30PM

Highlight Buddha's word: the life of books in Tibet and Beyond

The first exhibition of Tibetan material in Cambridge, and the first time in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s history that its Buddhist collections will be showcased in an exhibition.

1:15PM - 2:00PM

Modern art and the mannequin, form to fetish

Dr Alyce Mahon Senior University Lecturer in the History of Art (20th century).

5:00PM - 6:30PM

Family Politics: Domestic Life, Devastation and Survival, 1900-1950

Professor Paul Ginsborg, Professor of Contemporary European History at the University of Florence gives a Lecture on the topic of his latest book: 'Family Politics: Domestic Life, Devastation and Survival, 1900-1950'.

5:00PM - 6:30PM

Poetry reading: Dan Burt and Anne Stevenson

A poetry reading by two American poets with Cambridge connections, Dan Burt and Anne Stevenson.

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Disability and austerity: shifting perspectives

To celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the panel will explore current changes to disability support for students and staff in Higher Education.

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Life clubs - Self improvement workshops

Life clubs was created in 2004 by Nina Grunfeld, best-selling author of The Life Book. Sessions are every Wednesday.

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Highlight Pompeii and Herculaneum: does the past have a future?

A free public lecture at Madingley Hall by Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Director of Research in the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge.

7:30PM - 9:00PM

Poetry reading: Sean Borodale, Elaine Feinstein and Angela Leighton

Poets Sean Borodale, Elaine Feinstein and Angela Leighton read from their work.