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Tue 21 November 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Artificial Things - Photography Exhibition

Photography exhibition curated in collaboration with Shutter Hub.

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.

12:30PM - 2:00PM

Ritual, Community, and Conflict

Seminar by Prof. Harvey Whitehouse

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Britten Sinfonia

At Lunch One

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Slade Lectures in Fine Art 2017-18: “Scenes and Traces of the English Civil War” by Professor Stephen Bann

The 2017-18 Slade Lectures will be given by Professor Stephen Bann, who is Emeritus Professor of History of Art and Senior Research Fellow at Bristol University. Lectures will be given every Tuesday from 5pm-6pm in Mill Lane Lecture Room 3, Cambridge, starting Tuesday 10 October and ending on Tuesday 28 November 2016. There are eight lectures in the series.

5:30PM - 6:30PM

In Everest’s footsteps: surveying the legacies of the Great Trigonometrical Survey in India

A talk by Keith Lilley (Queen’s University Belfast) in the 'Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography' series.

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Highlight Exploring Human Evolution

Hear from some of the world’s leading experts on human evolution and explore how genomics is transforming our knowledge of our species.

8:00PM - 10:00PM

Highlight In Praise of St Cecilia's Day

Cambridge University Chamber Choir and Cambridge University Collegium Musicum come together for this concert in celebration of St Cecilia's Day, directed by Nicholas Mulroy and Margaret Faultless, Director of Performance in the Faculty of Music.