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Wed 14 February 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Landscapes Below: Mapping and the New Science of Geology

Landscapes Below celebrates a period of experimental geological map-making in the 19th century, focusing on the use of colour in geological maps and on the development of a visual vocabulary for the new science.

10:00AM - 4:30PM

Orchid 2018

Orchids 2018: an exhibition - how to build an orchid.

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

Queer Antiquities: a Museum Trail

A trail in the Museum of Classical Archaeology to celebrate LGBT History Month.

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.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive with the range of emotions that it commands; from admiration and affection, joy and passion, longing and despair, to insults, indifference, grief and remembrance.

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Planning for Sustainable Urbanisation in China: a Community Perspective

This talk is part of the Land Economy Departmental Seminar Series. It will be presented by Professor Cecilia Wong, Manchester Urban Institute, University of Manchester.

7:00PM - 8:30PM

Café Sci Cambridge: What does your DNA actually say about you?

Can your DNA say if you love or hate Marmite, or prefer a Malbec over Merlot? Genetic testing is hitting the mainstream, but what can your DNA actually reveal about you? Join us for the first event of a lively new series of Café Sci to find out more about the real science truths, and discuss how you think genetic data should be used.