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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 24 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Edgelands Exhibition

Exhibition of paintings by a group of six contemporary painters from the UK

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo

This exhibition provides a window on the life of a community a thousand years ago – a Jewish community in the centre of a thriving Islamic empire, international in outlook, multicultural in make up, devout to its core.

Tue 25 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Edgelands Exhibition

Exhibition of paintings by a group of six contemporary painters from the UK

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo

This exhibition provides a window on the life of a community a thousand years ago – a Jewish community in the centre of a thriving Islamic empire, international in outlook, multicultural in make up, devout to its core.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight The Year That Made Antarctica

Over dinner in the spring of 1950 a party of scientists produced an ambitious proposal for a global year of science: the International Geophysical Year was born. With a heavy emphasis on Antarctica, thousands of people from dozens of countries came together to learn about our planet.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Elephants, Deities and Ashoka’s Pillar: Coins of India from antiquity to the present

As part of the commemoration in 2017 of the 70th anniversary of Indian independence - marked by the UK-India Year of Culture - this exhibition, drawn from the Fitzwilliam’s world-class numismatic collection, will explore the history of India through coins produced from the 4th century BC until recent times.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

From Kabul to Kolkata: Highlights of Indian painting in the Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam’s second exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, showcases a selection of Indian miniature paintings and drawings, ranging in date from the 16th to 19th century.

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

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

Sea to Shore: Paintings by Alfred Wallis & Christopher Wood Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

This third display from the Kettle’s Yard collection brings together paintings by Alfred Wallis and Christopher Wood that are inspired by the sea and shore.

6:00PM - 9:30PM

Workshop: 'So You Think You're a Team Player?'

Whether decontaminating a 'nuclear reactor', navigating the 'spider's web' or launching a 'space rocket', this informal and sociable evening will give you a chance to discover what makes a successful team and to explore and reflect on your approaches to team working in a relaxed setting.

Wed 26 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Edgelands Exhibition

Exhibition of paintings by a group of six contemporary painters from the UK

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo

This exhibition provides a window on the life of a community a thousand years ago – a Jewish community in the centre of a thriving Islamic empire, international in outlook, multicultural in make up, devout to its core.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight The Year That Made Antarctica

Over dinner in the spring of 1950 a party of scientists produced an ambitious proposal for a global year of science: the International Geophysical Year was born. With a heavy emphasis on Antarctica, thousands of people from dozens of countries came together to learn about our planet.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Elephants, Deities and Ashoka’s Pillar: Coins of India from antiquity to the present

As part of the commemoration in 2017 of the 70th anniversary of Indian independence - marked by the UK-India Year of Culture - this exhibition, drawn from the Fitzwilliam’s world-class numismatic collection, will explore the history of India through coins produced from the 4th century BC until recent times.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

From Kabul to Kolkata: Highlights of Indian painting in the Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam’s second exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, showcases a selection of Indian miniature paintings and drawings, ranging in date from the 16th to 19th century.

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

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

Sea to Shore: Paintings by Alfred Wallis & Christopher Wood Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

This third display from the Kettle’s Yard collection brings together paintings by Alfred Wallis and Christopher Wood that are inspired by the sea and shore.

12:00PM - 8:00PM

Highlight The Best of All Possible Worlds: Quentin Blake and The Folio Society

Sir Quentin Blake is the UK’s best loved illustrator. See his original illustrations for four classics – The Golden Ass, Candide, Fifty Fables of La Fontaine and Riddley Walker.

Thu 27 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Edgelands Exhibition

Exhibition of paintings by a group of six contemporary painters from the UK

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo

This exhibition provides a window on the life of a community a thousand years ago – a Jewish community in the centre of a thriving Islamic empire, international in outlook, multicultural in make up, devout to its core.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight The Year That Made Antarctica

Over dinner in the spring of 1950 a party of scientists produced an ambitious proposal for a global year of science: the International Geophysical Year was born. With a heavy emphasis on Antarctica, thousands of people from dozens of countries came together to learn about our planet.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Elephants, Deities and Ashoka’s Pillar: Coins of India from antiquity to the present

As part of the commemoration in 2017 of the 70th anniversary of Indian independence - marked by the UK-India Year of Culture - this exhibition, drawn from the Fitzwilliam’s world-class numismatic collection, will explore the history of India through coins produced from the 4th century BC until recent times.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

From Kabul to Kolkata: Highlights of Indian painting in the Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam’s second exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, showcases a selection of Indian miniature paintings and drawings, ranging in date from the 16th to 19th century.

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

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

Sea to Shore: Paintings by Alfred Wallis & Christopher Wood Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

This third display from the Kettle’s Yard collection brings together paintings by Alfred Wallis and Christopher Wood that are inspired by the sea and shore.

Fri 28 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Edgelands Exhibition

Exhibition of paintings by a group of six contemporary painters from the UK

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo

This exhibition provides a window on the life of a community a thousand years ago – a Jewish community in the centre of a thriving Islamic empire, international in outlook, multicultural in make up, devout to its core.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight The Year That Made Antarctica

Over dinner in the spring of 1950 a party of scientists produced an ambitious proposal for a global year of science: the International Geophysical Year was born. With a heavy emphasis on Antarctica, thousands of people from dozens of countries came together to learn about our planet.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Elephants, Deities and Ashoka’s Pillar: Coins of India from antiquity to the present

As part of the commemoration in 2017 of the 70th anniversary of Indian independence - marked by the UK-India Year of Culture - this exhibition, drawn from the Fitzwilliam’s world-class numismatic collection, will explore the history of India through coins produced from the 4th century BC until recent times.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

From Kabul to Kolkata: Highlights of Indian painting in the Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam’s second exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, showcases a selection of Indian miniature paintings and drawings, ranging in date from the 16th to 19th century.

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

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

Sea to Shore: Paintings by Alfred Wallis & Christopher Wood Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

This third display from the Kettle’s Yard collection brings together paintings by Alfred Wallis and Christopher Wood that are inspired by the sea and shore.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight The Best of All Possible Worlds: Quentin Blake and The Folio Society

Sir Quentin Blake is the UK’s best loved illustrator. See his original illustrations for four classics – The Golden Ass, Candide, Fifty Fables of La Fontaine and Riddley Walker.

Sat 29 July 9:00AM - 4:30PM

Highlight Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo

This exhibition provides a window on the life of a community a thousand years ago – a Jewish community in the centre of a thriving Islamic empire, international in outlook, multicultural in make up, devout to its core.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight The Year That Made Antarctica

Over dinner in the spring of 1950 a party of scientists produced an ambitious proposal for a global year of science: the International Geophysical Year was born. With a heavy emphasis on Antarctica, thousands of people from dozens of countries came together to learn about our planet.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Elephants, Deities and Ashoka’s Pillar: Coins of India from antiquity to the present

As part of the commemoration in 2017 of the 70th anniversary of Indian independence - marked by the UK-India Year of Culture - this exhibition, drawn from the Fitzwilliam’s world-class numismatic collection, will explore the history of India through coins produced from the 4th century BC until recent times.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

From Kabul to Kolkata: Highlights of Indian painting in the Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam’s second exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, showcases a selection of Indian miniature paintings and drawings, ranging in date from the 16th to 19th century.

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

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

Sea to Shore: Paintings by Alfred Wallis & Christopher Wood Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

This third display from the Kettle’s Yard collection brings together paintings by Alfred Wallis and Christopher Wood that are inspired by the sea and shore.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight The Best of All Possible Worlds: Quentin Blake and The Folio Society

Sir Quentin Blake is the UK’s best loved illustrator. See his original illustrations for four classics – The Golden Ass, Candide, Fifty Fables of La Fontaine and Riddley Walker.

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Eileen Cooper: A Woman's Skin

An important exhibition of seventeen works by Eileen Cooper OBE RA, the first female Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools since its foundation in 1768.

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Richard Sorrell: a Singular Artist

Richard Sorrell (b.1948) is a painter of invented figurative pictures or, put more simply: ‘people doing things’. He works in oil, acrylic and watercolour.

Sun 30 July 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Elephants, Deities and Ashoka’s Pillar: Coins of India from antiquity to the present

As part of the commemoration in 2017 of the 70th anniversary of Indian independence - marked by the UK-India Year of Culture - this exhibition, drawn from the Fitzwilliam’s world-class numismatic collection, will explore the history of India through coins produced from the 4th century BC until recent times.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

From Kabul to Kolkata: Highlights of Indian painting in the Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam’s second exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, showcases a selection of Indian miniature paintings and drawings, ranging in date from the 16th to 19th century.

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

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.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Sea to Shore: Paintings by Alfred Wallis & Christopher Wood Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

This third display from the Kettle’s Yard collection brings together paintings by Alfred Wallis and Christopher Wood that are inspired by the sea and shore.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight The Best of All Possible Worlds: Quentin Blake and The Folio Society

Sir Quentin Blake is the UK’s best loved illustrator. See his original illustrations for four classics – The Golden Ass, Candide, Fifty Fables of La Fontaine and Riddley Walker.

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Eileen Cooper: A Woman's Skin

An important exhibition of seventeen works by Eileen Cooper OBE RA, the first female Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools since its foundation in 1768.

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Richard Sorrell: a Singular Artist

Richard Sorrell (b.1948) is a painter of invented figurative pictures or, put more simply: ‘people doing things’. He works in oil, acrylic and watercolour.

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Highlight Lecture Suppers: Madingley and its history

Now home to the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall has functioned at various times as a hunting lodge, a family home and a royal residence. Discover the fascinating past (and present!) of this 16th-century mansion, in this informal lecture series.