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Sat 14 June 2014 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 - 4:30PM

Flesh wounds: David Holbrook and D-Day

David Holbrook landed in Normandy as a twenty-one year old tank commander on D-Day, 6 June 1944. His 1966 novel 'Flesh wounds' recounted his experiences. This small exhibition draws on Holbrook's literary archive, held in the University Library, to mark the 70th anniversary of the invasion.

9:00AM - 4:30PM

Highlight Literature of the liberation: the French experience in print 1944–1946

An exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Paris, showing books published, mainly in France, after the liberation of Paris and before the end of 1946.

9:00AM - 6:00PM

The clash of empires: world war I and the middle east

To mark this hundredth anniversary of WWI, a two-day conference to be held at the University of Cambridge, will examine the clash between Great Britain and the Ottoman Empire, and its related impact on the social and political causes of the Ottoman collapse.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Delivery by design: stamps in Antarctica

Philately will get you everywhere...even Antarctica! Explore the art and history of stamps from Antarctica.

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 - 5:00PM

Building an Empire: money, trade and power in the age of Charlemagne

This exhibition marks the 1200th anniversary of the death of Charlemagne, ‘beacon, king and father of Europe’. A selection of the finest medieval coins from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s own collection (Frankish, Anglo- Saxon, Viking, Byzantine and Islamic) will be on show to illustrate the complex political, economic and cultural ties of the period.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Discoveries: art, science and exploration from the University of Cambridge Museums

The first major exhibition to bring together the fascinating collections from all eight University of Cambridge Museums. Discoveries displays objects that span millennia; from artworks to scientific artefacts, historic instruments to rare zoological specimens. This exhibition is a smaller version of that displayed at London’s Two Temple Place.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

La Grande Guerre: French prints of the First World War

See the first 7 months of WWI dramatically illustrated in the colour lithographs & wood-engravings of the series La Grande Guerre. Scenes of action in the form of battles, sieges & airstrikes are punctuated by moments of relative repose, including commemorations, award ceremonies & depictions of the Allied forces, such as the English & Scottish taking five o’clock tea & Indian soldiers at prayer.

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.

11:30AM - 5:00PM

Gustav Metzger: lift off!

Visitors to Lift Off! will be submersed in Gustav Metzger’s world of creative experimentation and activism between the late 1950s and early 1970s. Bringing together archive, film, sculpture and installations, this ambitious exhibition focuses on Metzger’s auto-creative work.

8:00PM - 10:00PM

Highlight Cambridge University Musical Society May Week Concert - Janáček Glagolitic Mass

Elgar Enigma Variations Janáček Glagolitic Mass CUMS Chorus CUMS Symphony Orchestra Stephen Cleobury and Ben Glassberg conductors

8:00PM - 10:00PM

RipRap plays at Anglia Ruskin

The Rip Rap Quartet, headed by Anglia Ruskin's own Kevin Flanagan, will be presenting to you their brand of burning neo-groove jams sprinkled with a touch of blues and free jazz as part of the Cambridge Jazz Weekend 2014