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Open Day at Madingley Hall

Find out about the variety of adult education courses on offer, hear leading University experts speak on subjects ranging from ancient Egypt to astrophysics, or take a tour of Madingley Hall and Gardens and discover the secrets of this 16th-century mansion!

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Today 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Lindsay Stemp exhibition

Lindsay Stemp Retrospective this will be a first exhibition at Michaelhouse for Lindsay Stemp

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.

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Dirt, fire & sky - an exhibition by Sue Shepherd

An exhibition by Sue Shepherd at the Alison Richard Building

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Art exhibition

SURFACE – An exhibition of contemporary abstract prints by Patricia Grant and Susan Mealing

9:30AM - 7:00PM

Pick of the month Open Day at Madingley Hall

Find out about the variety of adult education courses on offer, hear leading University experts speak on subjects ranging from ancient Egypt to astrophysics, or take a tour of Madingley Hall and Gardens and discover the secrets of this 16th-century mansion!

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

Sea monsters to sonar: mapping the polar oceans

This exhibition traces the development and use of maps of the Polar oceans and coastlines. The gallery space will be transformed into a trail of discovery revealing imagined and established trade routes, and journeys made for scientific discovery.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight A world of private mystery: John Craxton, RA (1922 -2009)

A fresh retrospective on John Craxton - from his beginnings as a young hope of post-war British art, creating dark, meditative images of the natural world, to works of incredible vibrancy, light and colour from his later life in Crete.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

From root to tip: Botanical art in Britain

This exhibition brings together a selection of watercolours from the Fitzwilliam’s outstanding collection of botanical art. It draws on over 300 years of work by both professional and amateur artists, tracing a history of flower drawing in Britain.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Get eggsperimental for Easter

This Easter the Cambridge Science Centre gets eggsperimental. Join us as we show off a great range of egg science for all the family. From spinning eggs to testing their strength. See our website for more details.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

The Rampant Lions Press: A letterpress odyssey

This exhibition displays a beautiful selection of books produced by The Rampant Lions Press since their last retrospective exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1982.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Follow the Fellow: A Multimedia Art Project

The project ‘Follow the Fellow’ started in 2010. It is led by the Austrian writer and performance artist Elke Papp, the French photographer and art historian Genevieve Guetemme and the Finnish photographer and video artist Anna Maija Kesonen. All three are followers themselves and met in Cambridge.

10:30AM - 4:30PM

Chiefs and governors: art and power in Fiji

A major exhibition of Fijian Art at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, drawing from its historically significant collections

10:30AM - 4:30PM

Highlight Tapa: barkcloth paintings from the pacific

This exhibition draws upon the Museum’s world-class collection of barkcloth, dating from the eighteenth century to the present day.

11:30AM - 5:00PM

Art & life

Art & Life: 1920-1931 Ben nicholson, Winifred nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis & William Staite Murray

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Highlight An evening with James Secord

Come and join us for the launch of a fascinating book by James Secord, Visions of Science.

7:45PM

Guys and Dolls

This timeless Broadway hit includes musical classics "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat".