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The Year That Made Antarctica

The Year That Made Antarctica – Bank Holiday Monday Exhibition Tour

Join us for a free tour of our temporary exhibition, The Year That Made Antarctica: People, politics & the International Geophysical Year Learn about the science and the history of the year that built the Antarctic Treaty - from fossil hunters to Sputnik and Polar politics!

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Mon 15 May 5:00PM - 6:30PM

2017 Chuan Lyu Lectures in Taiwan Studies (First of Two Lectures)

First of two lectures of the 2017 Chuan Lyu Lectures in Taiwan Studies with Prof CHANG Hsun lecturing on 'Multiple Religious and National Identities: Mazu Pilgrimages across the Taiwan Strait after 1987'

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon: Book Launch for 'Butterfly Politics'

The University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies and the Faculty of Philosophy are co-hosting a presentation and book launch for 'Butterfly Politics' by Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School and the James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

Wed 17 May 12:00PM - 2:00PM

Highlight Wearables and the Quantified Self: Transparency, Big Data and Solidarity

Murray Goulden (Nottingham) & Svetlana Smirnova (LSE)

5:00PM - 6:30PM

2017 Chuan Lyu Lectures in Taiwan Studies (Second of Two Lectures)

Second of two lectures in the 2017 Chuan Lyu Lectures in Taiwan Studies to be given by Professor CHANG Hsun of Academia Sinica, Taiwan, on 'A Resurgent Temple and Community Development: The Roles of the Temple Manager, Local Elite and Entrepreneurs'

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Lost: an evening with Issam Kourbaj and Ruth Padel

Find out more about the Museum of Classical Archaeology's current exhibition, Lost, with artist Issam Kourbaj and poet Ruth Padel.

Thu 18 May 12:30PM - 3:30PM

Highlight Public Health Outcomes of Cambridgeshire Time Credits

Launch event of research on the public health outcomes of volunteering with Time Credits, a scheme which enables volunteers to earn time credits, which they can 'spend' in a number of ways, in return for volunteering in their local community.

5:00PM - 6:30PM

When children are more intelligent than adults are: Theory formation, causal models, and the evolution of learning

A public lecture with Professor Alison Gopnik (University of California at Berkeley)

5:45PM - 7:00PM

Lecture by Professor Alison Liebling

SOLD OUT 'Women in our own right or ‘Honorary Men’? Reflections on the past, present and future in academic life'

Fri 19 May 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Highlight NO HAPPY ENDING? Home Life in Jane Austen's Time

This year's Ramsay Murray Lecture will be given by the historian, writer, radio and television presenter, and professor of early modern history at Queen Mary, University of London, Amanda Vickery.

Sat 20 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Festival of Plants

Festival of Plants: a day dedicated to bringing plants into focus when the Garden showcases and shares the fascinating world of plant science at its annual Festival of Plants.