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LifeLab Genomics and Us: the future of genomic medicine

Join Ewan Birney, Director of the European Bioinformatics Institute and a panel of leading scientists who will each share two things they believe will be different in society and medicine in the next 10 years as a result of genomics.

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Thu 15 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

Designed to Impress

Focussing on key objects from the 15th to the 21st centuries, this exhibition will feature a selection of some of the Fitzwilliam’s most spectacular prints, and gives visitors an insight into the extraordinary breadth of the collection.

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.

1:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight The Post-Truth Phenomenon: Fake News Data Sprint Teach-Out

We will work together to map some fake news phenomena, following a recipe from A Field Guide to "Fake News" and other Information Disorders. We will present our results during the 'Truth Technologies' session of the March 17th Post-Truth Phenomenon conference.

5:00PM - 8:00PM

Highlight The Post-Truth Phenomenon: Film Screening of Hypernormalisation by Adam Curtis

We live in a time of great uncertainty and confusion. Events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control. Donald Trump, Brexit, the War in Syria, the endless migrant crisis, random bomb attacks. And those who are supposed to be in power are paralysed - they have no idea what to do. This film is the epic story of how we got to this strange place.

6:45PM - 8:30PM

Breckland, birds and conservation

Robert Hawkes will talk on the research behind one of the UK's largest replicated field experiments and whether management benefits regionally important species.