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Today 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Makers of contemporary Cambridge

Who are the makers and artists of Cambridge? What are their personal accounts and stories of risk?

8:00AM - 5:00PM

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.

9:30AM - 12:30PM

Norman Ackroyd - The Furthest Lands: A Journey Round the British Isles

An exhibition of etchings at Trinity Hall

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

Historic Library Reopens in Cambridge

A historic Cambridge Library, Archive and Research Centre is celebrating its move to new premises with an Open Day on Saturday 25th October at Westminster College on Madingly Road.

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

Highlight Exhibition. myths, memories and mysteries: artists revisit the past

Jointly hosted with Wolfson College, Memories and Mysteries is a mixed-media exhibition which explores the ways in which artists confront and negotiate the past, with a special focus on Greece.

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.

10:30AM - 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.

11:00AM - 3:00PM

Highlight MegaMenger and Cambridge Maths Circle

Join us at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences on Saturday 25 October for a day packed with hands-on mathematical activities, including the chance to take part in the global MegaMenger event: help to build the world's largest ever distributed fractal!

11:30AM - 5:00PM

Gwen Raverat wood engravings

In Helen Ede’s bedroom, in the house at Kettle’s Yard, a series of wood engravings by Gwen Raverat (1885-1957) are on display.

11:30AM - 5:00PM

I come from a place

Katherine Green and North Cambridge girls group

11:30AM - 5:00PM

Issam Kourbaj new installation

Issam Kourbaj new installation

11:30AM - 5:00PM

Past, present, somewhere

A rare opportunity to enjoy the collected films and projects by artist duo Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope, in this their first gallery exhibition since they won the Northern Art Prize in 2008.

12:00PM - 12:00PM on Sun 26 October

Trinity Hall Boat Club 24hr Ergothon

Members of the Trinity Hall Boat Club will be taking part in a 24hr ergothon in College starting at midday on 25th to help raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young and for the refurbishment of their Boathouse.

2:30PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Exhibition. myths, memories and mysteries: artists revisit the past

Jointly hosted with the Museum of Classical Archaeology, Myths, Memories and Mysteries is a mixed-media exhibition which explores the ways in which artists confront and negotiate the past, with a special focus on Greece.

3:00PM - 4:00PM

A concert by Richard Leigh and friends

Part of a multi-faith series of events

5:00PM - 6:30PM

An evening of South Asian Carnatic music

An Indian classical music concert at Magdalene College, Cripps Court Auditorium, CB4 3AD on Saturday, 25th October, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

8:00PM - 10:00PM

CUCO performs Ravel, Francaix and Ibert

Three impressionists