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Chapterhouse Open Air Theatre presents Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is brought to life by the Chapterhouse Theatre Company in the beautiful grounds of Madingley Hall.

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Mon 20 March 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Curious objects

The curious objects in this exhibition all have a part to play in telling the story of the Library, and form a cabinet of curiosities that opens a window onto the nature of collecting.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Discovery through Display

This exhibition brings together drawings, paintings, sculptures, and ceramics from the collection of Kettle’s Yard.

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Café Synthetique, CRISPR: genome editing comes of age

Café Synthetique is the monthly meetup for the Cambridge synthetic biology community with informal talks, discussion and pub snacks.

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

Curious objects

The curious objects in this exhibition all have a part to play in telling the story of the Library, and form a cabinet of curiosities that opens a window onto the nature of collecting.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Dick Laws: Antarctic Scientist and Artist, A retrospective

An exhibition revealing the interplay between the scientific and artistic work of the leading marine mammal scientist of his generation, Dick Laws (1926-2014).

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Being Modern: Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Works by artists who sought to make a new art responding to the modern world are brought together.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Honey from Many Flowers: Carl Wilhelm Kolbe and Salomon Gessner’s Idylls

Carl Wilhelm Kolbe (1759–1835), produced prints after a set of landscape drawings by Salomon Gessner (1730-88), which capture the Romantic period’s preoccupation with the pastoral idyll and delight in the natural world. This exhibition showcases a recently acquired complete set of Kolbe’s twenty-five etchings, issued in five parts from 1805-11.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Houghton’s Emperors: Portraits and power

A Cambridge viewing for two impressive marble busts of Roman Emperors Commodus and Septimius Severus. For a short time this winter enjoy them in the Museum, with an encircling display evoking both their ancient and their 18th century contexts, and the enduring power of portraits.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Madonnas & Miracles

Peer through the keyhole of the Italian Renaissance home and discover a hidden world of religious devotion. Bringing together a wealth of objects, including jewellery, ceramics, books, sculptures and paintings, the exhibition invites us into a domestic sphere that was charged with spiritual significance.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Making Waves: Discovering seascapes through drawings and watercolours

This exhibition brings together many rarely seen drawings and watercolours from across the collection, especially the bequest of Sir Bruce Ingram, that depict tempestuous seas, naval battles, serene harbours and bustling shores with fishermen selling their catch.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Discovery through Display

This exhibition brings together drawings, paintings, sculptures, and ceramics from the collection of Kettle’s Yard.

Wed 22 March 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Dick Laws: Antarctic Scientist and Artist, A retrospective

An exhibition revealing the interplay between the scientific and artistic work of the leading marine mammal scientist of his generation, Dick Laws (1926-2014).

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Being Modern: Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Works by artists who sought to make a new art responding to the modern world are brought together.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Honey from Many Flowers: Carl Wilhelm Kolbe and Salomon Gessner’s Idylls

Carl Wilhelm Kolbe (1759–1835), produced prints after a set of landscape drawings by Salomon Gessner (1730-88), which capture the Romantic period’s preoccupation with the pastoral idyll and delight in the natural world. This exhibition showcases a recently acquired complete set of Kolbe’s twenty-five etchings, issued in five parts from 1805-11.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Houghton’s Emperors: Portraits and power

A Cambridge viewing for two impressive marble busts of Roman Emperors Commodus and Septimius Severus. For a short time this winter enjoy them in the Museum, with an encircling display evoking both their ancient and their 18th century contexts, and the enduring power of portraits.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Madonnas & Miracles

Peer through the keyhole of the Italian Renaissance home and discover a hidden world of religious devotion. Bringing together a wealth of objects, including jewellery, ceramics, books, sculptures and paintings, the exhibition invites us into a domestic sphere that was charged with spiritual significance.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Making Waves: Discovering seascapes through drawings and watercolours

This exhibition brings together many rarely seen drawings and watercolours from across the collection, especially the bequest of Sir Bruce Ingram, that depict tempestuous seas, naval battles, serene harbours and bustling shores with fishermen selling their catch.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Discovery through Display

This exhibition brings together drawings, paintings, sculptures, and ceramics from the collection of Kettle’s Yard.

12:00PM - 8:00PM

When the Heavens Meet the Earth: Selected works from Robert Devereux's Sina Jina Collection of Contemporary Art

When the Heavens Meet the Earth brings together selected works from Robert Devereux’s contemporary art collection, highlighting his commitment to emerging artists who challenge Western preconceptions of, and hegemony over, cultural expression and contemporary art.

5:30PM - 8:30PM

Highlight Personal Data: Industry and Markets - SODP

Covering areas such as personal data as a commodity that fuels $31b of the advertising economy, exchange mechanisms, transactions, industry practices, monetization, dataification, and digitization. Free to all.

Thu 23 March 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Dick Laws: Antarctic Scientist and Artist, A retrospective

An exhibition revealing the interplay between the scientific and artistic work of the leading marine mammal scientist of his generation, Dick Laws (1926-2014).

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Being Modern: Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Works by artists who sought to make a new art responding to the modern world are brought together.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Honey from Many Flowers: Carl Wilhelm Kolbe and Salomon Gessner’s Idylls

Carl Wilhelm Kolbe (1759–1835), produced prints after a set of landscape drawings by Salomon Gessner (1730-88), which capture the Romantic period’s preoccupation with the pastoral idyll and delight in the natural world. This exhibition showcases a recently acquired complete set of Kolbe’s twenty-five etchings, issued in five parts from 1805-11.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Houghton’s Emperors: Portraits and power

A Cambridge viewing for two impressive marble busts of Roman Emperors Commodus and Septimius Severus. For a short time this winter enjoy them in the Museum, with an encircling display evoking both their ancient and their 18th century contexts, and the enduring power of portraits.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Madonnas & Miracles

Peer through the keyhole of the Italian Renaissance home and discover a hidden world of religious devotion. Bringing together a wealth of objects, including jewellery, ceramics, books, sculptures and paintings, the exhibition invites us into a domestic sphere that was charged with spiritual significance.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Making Waves: Discovering seascapes through drawings and watercolours

This exhibition brings together many rarely seen drawings and watercolours from across the collection, especially the bequest of Sir Bruce Ingram, that depict tempestuous seas, naval battles, serene harbours and bustling shores with fishermen selling their catch.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Discovery through Display

This exhibition brings together drawings, paintings, sculptures, and ceramics from the collection of Kettle’s Yard.

5:00PM - 6:30PM

Social Camouflage: From Face-to-Face to Digital Deception

Seminar organised by the Technology & Democracy project at CRASSH.

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Adventures in the Arctic

Duncan Mackay will talk about the wildlife he has encountered on his expeditions to the Arctic.

Fri 24 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight New Frontiers in Robotics - ONE DAY MEETING

A one day inderdisciplinary scientific meeting covering Robotics in its different aspects and its varied applications. Organised by Fumiya Iida and Jim Woodhouse. OPEN TO ALL who are interested:

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Dick Laws: Antarctic Scientist and Artist, A retrospective

An exhibition revealing the interplay between the scientific and artistic work of the leading marine mammal scientist of his generation, Dick Laws (1926-2014).

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Being Modern: Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Works by artists who sought to make a new art responding to the modern world are brought together.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Honey from Many Flowers: Carl Wilhelm Kolbe and Salomon Gessner’s Idylls

Carl Wilhelm Kolbe (1759–1835), produced prints after a set of landscape drawings by Salomon Gessner (1730-88), which capture the Romantic period’s preoccupation with the pastoral idyll and delight in the natural world. This exhibition showcases a recently acquired complete set of Kolbe’s twenty-five etchings, issued in five parts from 1805-11.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Houghton’s Emperors: Portraits and power

A Cambridge viewing for two impressive marble busts of Roman Emperors Commodus and Septimius Severus. For a short time this winter enjoy them in the Museum, with an encircling display evoking both their ancient and their 18th century contexts, and the enduring power of portraits.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Madonnas & Miracles

Peer through the keyhole of the Italian Renaissance home and discover a hidden world of religious devotion. Bringing together a wealth of objects, including jewellery, ceramics, books, sculptures and paintings, the exhibition invites us into a domestic sphere that was charged with spiritual significance.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Making Waves: Discovering seascapes through drawings and watercolours

This exhibition brings together many rarely seen drawings and watercolours from across the collection, especially the bequest of Sir Bruce Ingram, that depict tempestuous seas, naval battles, serene harbours and bustling shores with fishermen selling their catch.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Discovery through Display

This exhibition brings together drawings, paintings, sculptures, and ceramics from the collection of Kettle’s Yard.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

When the Heavens Meet the Earth: Selected works from Robert Devereux's Sina Jina Collection of Contemporary Art

When the Heavens Meet the Earth brings together selected works from Robert Devereux’s contemporary art collection, highlighting his commitment to emerging artists who challenge Western preconceptions of, and hegemony over, cultural expression and contemporary art.

Sat 25 March 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Dick Laws: Antarctic Scientist and Artist, A retrospective

An exhibition revealing the interplay between the scientific and artistic work of the leading marine mammal scientist of his generation, Dick Laws (1926-2014).

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Being Modern: Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Works by artists who sought to make a new art responding to the modern world are brought together.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Fairground Model Show

One-off chance to see a fairground in miniature in Cambridge

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Honey from Many Flowers: Carl Wilhelm Kolbe and Salomon Gessner’s Idylls

Carl Wilhelm Kolbe (1759–1835), produced prints after a set of landscape drawings by Salomon Gessner (1730-88), which capture the Romantic period’s preoccupation with the pastoral idyll and delight in the natural world. This exhibition showcases a recently acquired complete set of Kolbe’s twenty-five etchings, issued in five parts from 1805-11.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Houghton’s Emperors: Portraits and power

A Cambridge viewing for two impressive marble busts of Roman Emperors Commodus and Septimius Severus. For a short time this winter enjoy them in the Museum, with an encircling display evoking both their ancient and their 18th century contexts, and the enduring power of portraits.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Madonnas & Miracles

Peer through the keyhole of the Italian Renaissance home and discover a hidden world of religious devotion. Bringing together a wealth of objects, including jewellery, ceramics, books, sculptures and paintings, the exhibition invites us into a domestic sphere that was charged with spiritual significance.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Making Waves: Discovering seascapes through drawings and watercolours

This exhibition brings together many rarely seen drawings and watercolours from across the collection, especially the bequest of Sir Bruce Ingram, that depict tempestuous seas, naval battles, serene harbours and bustling shores with fishermen selling their catch.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

When the Heavens Meet the Earth: Selected works from Robert Devereux's Sina Jina Collection of Contemporary Art

When the Heavens Meet the Earth brings together selected works from Robert Devereux’s contemporary art collection, highlighting his commitment to emerging artists who challenge Western preconceptions of, and hegemony over, cultural expression and contemporary art.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Under the knife at St John’s: A medical history of disease and dissection

This exhibition features treasures from the Special Collections at St John’s College that relate to the history of medicine. The manuscripts, incunabula, artefacts and illustrations on display demonstrate medical beliefs and perceptions from as early as the 13th century and feature plenty of potions, plague and pestilence.

Sun 26 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Being Modern: Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Works by artists who sought to make a new art responding to the modern world are brought together.

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Science on Sundays

Science on Sundays is a series of short, informal, family-friendly drop-in talks, where Cambridge University scientists explain the answers to key plant science questions and share some of the latest discoveries in plant science – all in a 30 minute nutshell.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Honey from Many Flowers: Carl Wilhelm Kolbe and Salomon Gessner’s Idylls

Carl Wilhelm Kolbe (1759–1835), produced prints after a set of landscape drawings by Salomon Gessner (1730-88), which capture the Romantic period’s preoccupation with the pastoral idyll and delight in the natural world. This exhibition showcases a recently acquired complete set of Kolbe’s twenty-five etchings, issued in five parts from 1805-11.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Houghton’s Emperors: Portraits and power

A Cambridge viewing for two impressive marble busts of Roman Emperors Commodus and Septimius Severus. For a short time this winter enjoy them in the Museum, with an encircling display evoking both their ancient and their 18th century contexts, and the enduring power of portraits.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Madonnas & Miracles

Peer through the keyhole of the Italian Renaissance home and discover a hidden world of religious devotion. Bringing together a wealth of objects, including jewellery, ceramics, books, sculptures and paintings, the exhibition invites us into a domestic sphere that was charged with spiritual significance.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Making Waves: Discovering seascapes through drawings and watercolours

This exhibition brings together many rarely seen drawings and watercolours from across the collection, especially the bequest of Sir Bruce Ingram, that depict tempestuous seas, naval battles, serene harbours and bustling shores with fishermen selling their catch.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

When the Heavens Meet the Earth: Selected works from Robert Devereux's Sina Jina Collection of Contemporary Art

When the Heavens Meet the Earth brings together selected works from Robert Devereux’s contemporary art collection, highlighting his commitment to emerging artists who challenge Western preconceptions of, and hegemony over, cultural expression and contemporary art.