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Thu 8 March 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.

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Reality Machines - An Art Exhibition on Post Truth

Reality Machines brings together artists and human rights advocates from around the world who have taken a critical view at fake news and the "post-truth phenomenon".

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Matt Smith's Flux: Parian unpacked

Exploring themes of mass production, celebrity, colonialism and our notion of history, this impressive installation by ceramic artist and curator, Matt Smith, features over 100 sculptural parian busts from the Glynn collection of parian.

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.

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Faiza Shaheen - Class and Social Mobility, getting to a fairer 2027

Faiza Shaheen presents her personal, positive vision - and then leads discussion - on how we can make Britain less class-ridden and more socially mobile, for the benefit of all in 2027.

6:45PM - 8:30PM

The importance of seed testing

Pam Butler will talk about all aspects of seeds testing.

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Highlight Madingley Lecture: Brexit, animal health, welfare, superbugs and superfarms

John Fishwick, President of the British Veterinary Association, looks at some of the challenges facing the UK veterinary profession post-Brexit, in this public lecture at Madingley Hall.