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Mon 4 September 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.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Freedom and Fragmentation: Images of Decolonisation and Partition from the Centre of South Asian Studies Archive

To commemorate the many meanings of freedom in South Asia in 1947, the Centre of South Asian Studies is holding the first ever public exhibition of its collections.

Tue 5 September 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.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Freedom and Fragmentation: Images of Decolonisation and Partition from the Centre of South Asian Studies Archive

To commemorate the many meanings of freedom in South Asia in 1947, the Centre of South Asian Studies is holding the first ever public exhibition of its collections.

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

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.

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 6 September 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.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Freedom and Fragmentation: Images of Decolonisation and Partition from the Centre of South Asian Studies Archive

To commemorate the many meanings of freedom in South Asia in 1947, the Centre of South Asian Studies is holding the first ever public exhibition of its collections.

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

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.

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 7 September 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.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Freedom and Fragmentation: Images of Decolonisation and Partition from the Centre of South Asian Studies Archive

To commemorate the many meanings of freedom in South Asia in 1947, the Centre of South Asian Studies is holding the first ever public exhibition of its collections.

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

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.

Fri 8 September 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.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Freedom and Fragmentation: Images of Decolonisation and Partition from the Centre of South Asian Studies Archive

To commemorate the many meanings of freedom in South Asia in 1947, the Centre of South Asian Studies is holding the first ever public exhibition of its collections.

10:00AM - 1:00PM

A refuge for writings: further details from the Genizah of medieval Cairo

This Open Cambridge event offers an exclusive opportunity to gain unique access to significant additional content from the University Library's Discarded History exhibition.

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

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.

11:00AM - 11:50AM

The University Library through the ages: A historic institution focuses on the future

At this Open Cambridge event, visitors will be able to see the creation of the Cambridge University Digital Library in action, with a talk from expert staff about digitisation, the processes involved and the value for future generations of researchers.

12:00PM - 12:50PM

The University Library through the ages: A historic institution focuses on the future

At this Open Cambridge event, visitors will be able to see the creation of the Cambridge University Digital Library in action, with a talk from expert staff about digitisation, the processes involved and the value for future generations of researchers.

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.

2:30PM - 7:30PM

Open garden afternoon at Madingley Hall

Explore this eight-acre garden, with magnificent trees, topiary, woodland walk, and a walled garden packed with plants both familiar and unusual. The medicinal border has plants with aromatic scents, colours to dye for, plants which heal and herbs which zing!

Sat 9 September 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 - 1:00PM

A refuge for writings: further details from the Genizah of medieval Cairo

This Open Cambridge event offers an exclusive opportunity to gain unique access to significant additional content from the University Library's Discarded History exhibition.

10:00AM - 1:00PM

The University Library through the ages: A historic institution focuses on the future

At this Open Cambridge event, visitors will be able to see the creation of the Cambridge University Digital Library in action, with a talk from expert staff about digitisation, the processes involved and the value for future generations of researchers.

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

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 - 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 10 September 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

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

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.