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Thu 2 November 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Codebreakers and Groundbreakers

This innovative, interdisciplinary exhibition tells the stories of codebreakers such as Alan Turing and Michael Ventris, and unravels the history of language decipherment and codebreaking through many objects that haven’t before been on public display.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Degas, Caricature and Modernity: Daumier, Gavarni, Keene

Edgas Degas (1834-1917) possessed what his friend Walter Sickert (1860-1942) described as ‘a rollicking and somewhat bear-like sense of fun’. This exhibition looks at three caricaturists and satirists whose work Degas admired and collected in large numbers: Honoré Daumier (1808-79), Paul Gavarni (1804-66) and Charles Keene (1823-91).

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Degas: a passion for perfection

The Fitzwilliam Museum will mark the centenary of Degas’s death with an exhibition that will exhibit its holdings of works by the artist – the most extensive and representative in the UK.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Degas’s Drinker: portraits by Marcellin Desboutin

Edgar Degas’s famous painting In a Café (L’Absinthe, 1875-6), features a dissolute bearded man whom Degas modeled on his characterful friend and fellow artist Marcellin Desboutin (1832-1902). Both men shared a passion for printmaking and this exhibition explores the Museum’s rare collection of Desboutin’s sensitively executed prints in drypoint

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Museum’s excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.

6:45PM - 8:30PM

Plants and their uses (medicinal & otherwise)

Gwenda Kyd will talk about some of the uses (and misuses) of a range of plants.

7:30PM - 9:30PM

Charity Concert for Bella’s Fund 2017

Bruch and Beethoven

8:00PM

Christian Blackshaw, piano

Christian Blackshaw is celebrated for the incomparable musicianship of his performances. His hugely acclaimed Wigmore Hall complete Mozart sonata series concluded in early 2013 and subsequently Wigmore Hall Live have issued all four volumes.