Events open to the public from the University of Cambridge

Submit events

What's On headline sponsor:

Marshall Group logo
Sat 17 March 2018 9:00AM - 4:30PM

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 - 5:00PM

Highlight The Post-Truth Phenomenon: Conference

This event is a teach-out and international conference, featuring a line-up of invited speakers, a film screening, a fake news data sprint, a tech demo, a theatre workshop, and an art exhibition.

9:30AM - 4:30PM

Pick of the month Open Day at the Institute of Continuing Education

Join us for our annual Open Day on Saturday 17 March 2018 and find out about our part-time and short courses for adults. Hear University experts speaking on their specialist subjects, and get a flavour of what it's like to study at historic Madingley Hall.

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.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Stephen Chambers: The Court of Redonda

The Heong Gallery is delighted to announce the UK presentation of The Court of Redonda – a major solo exhibition by Stephen Chambers RA, following its highly acclaimed unveiling as a Collateral Event of the 2017 Venice Biennale.

12:00PM - 4:00PM

Actions Live: Emma Smith

Artist Emma Smith performs live consultations with visitors.

1:30PM - 2:00PM

Actions Live: Issam Kourbaj

To mark the 7th year of the Syrian Conflict artist Issam Kourbaj makes a live work as a response to the air strikes and barrel bombs that killed (and are still killing thousands) of innocent Syrian civilians.

5:00PM - 9:00PM

Actions Live: Candoco Dance Company with Laila Diallo, Harold Offeh, Anna Brownsted

See the Actions. The image of the world can be different exhibition and encounter live performances in the House and galleries by Candoco Dance Company in collaboration with choreographer Laila Diallo. There will also be performances by artists Harold Offeh and Anna Brownsted.

6:00PM - 7:00PM

The Lucy Cavendish Singers: Unleash the beauty

A delicious blend of classical and traditional music, spiced with a selection of light opera and contemporary pieces.

7:30PM - 9:30PM

Highlight Edward Higginbottom conducts Cambridge University Symphony Chorus

Edward Higginbottom conducts Cambridge University Symphony Chorus

7:30PM - 9:45PM

Highlight Cambridge Philharmonic Concert

French Connections