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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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Mon 12 February 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.

10:00AM - 4:30PM

Orchid 2018

Orchids 2018: an exhibition - how to build an orchid.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Queer Antiquities: a Museum Trail

A trail in the Museum of Classical Archaeology to celebrate LGBT History Month.

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Highlight Magnetic microscopy of meteorites: probing the magnetic state of the early solar system

Lecture by Professor Richard Harrison, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge.

7:30PM - 9:30PM

Cambridge Realist Workshop - Lukasz Hardt - Classical economists as advocates of economics without laws

Cambridge Realist Workshop - Lukasz Hardt - Classical economists as advocates of economics without laws. Drinks available from 7:30 pm for 8pm start

Tue 13 February 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.

10:00AM - 4:30PM

Orchid 2018

Orchids 2018: an exhibition - how to build an orchid.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Degas’s Drinker: portraits by Marcellin Desboutin

Edgar Degas’s famous painting In a Café (L’Absinthe, 1875-6), features a dissolute bearded man whom Degas modeled on his characterful friend and fellow artist Marcellin Desboutin (1832-1902). Both men shared a passion for printmaking and this exhibition explores the Museum’s rare collection of Desboutin’s sensitively executed prints in drypoint

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Queer Antiquities: a Museum Trail

A trail in the Museum of Classical Archaeology to celebrate LGBT History Month.

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.

Wed 14 February 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.

10:00AM - 4:30PM

Orchid 2018

Orchids 2018: an exhibition - how to build an orchid.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Degas’s Drinker: portraits by Marcellin Desboutin

Edgar Degas’s famous painting In a Café (L’Absinthe, 1875-6), features a dissolute bearded man whom Degas modeled on his characterful friend and fellow artist Marcellin Desboutin (1832-1902). Both men shared a passion for printmaking and this exhibition explores the Museum’s rare collection of Desboutin’s sensitively executed prints in drypoint

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Queer Antiquities: a Museum Trail

A trail in the Museum of Classical Archaeology to celebrate LGBT History Month.

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.

7:00PM - 8:30PM

Café Sci Cambridge: What does your DNA actually say about you?

Can your DNA say if you love or hate Marmite, or prefer a Malbec over Merlot? Genetic testing is hitting the mainstream, but what can your DNA actually reveal about you? Join us for the first event of a lively new series of Café Sci to find out more about the real science truths, and discuss how you think genetic data should be used.

Thu 15 February 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 - 6:30PM

Visions of Plague: Photographs of the third plague pandemic

The exhibition showcases the founding moment in epidemic photography, presenting photographs collected and digitized from across the world by the ERC-funded project Visual Representations of the Third Plague Pandemic. The exhibition extends over all four floors of the building.

10:00AM - 4:30PM

Orchid 2018

Orchids 2018: an exhibition - how to build an orchid.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Degas’s Drinker: portraits by Marcellin Desboutin

Edgar Degas’s famous painting In a Café (L’Absinthe, 1875-6), features a dissolute bearded man whom Degas modeled on his characterful friend and fellow artist Marcellin Desboutin (1832-1902). Both men shared a passion for printmaking and this exhibition explores the Museum’s rare collection of Desboutin’s sensitively executed prints in drypoint

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Queer Antiquities: a Museum Trail

A trail in the Museum of Classical Archaeology to celebrate LGBT History Month.

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.

6:45PM - 8:30PM

Smuts, bunts and ergots

Sandra Chapman will talk about the pathogens on grasses and cereals whose life cycles are completely tied to the seed of their hosts.

Fri 16 February 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 - 6:30PM

Visions of Plague: Photographs of the third plague pandemic

The exhibition showcases the founding moment in epidemic photography, presenting photographs collected and digitized from across the world by the ERC-funded project Visual Representations of the Third Plague Pandemic. The exhibition extends over all four floors of the building.

10:00AM - 4:30PM

Orchid 2018

Orchids 2018: an exhibition - how to build an orchid.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Degas’s Drinker: portraits by Marcellin Desboutin

Edgar Degas’s famous painting In a Café (L’Absinthe, 1875-6), features a dissolute bearded man whom Degas modeled on his characterful friend and fellow artist Marcellin Desboutin (1832-1902). Both men shared a passion for printmaking and this exhibition explores the Museum’s rare collection of Desboutin’s sensitively executed prints in drypoint

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Queer Antiquities: a Museum Trail

A trail in the Museum of Classical Archaeology to celebrate LGBT History Month.

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 - 4:00PM

Family fun brass rubbing/crafts

Brass rubbing/crafts - Terrific textures!

5:45PM - 7:00PM

Highlight Girton College 57th Founders' Memorial Lecture - Hisham Matar: Life and Word

Former Visiting Fellow, Hisham Matar, will be speaking at Girton College for the 57th Founders' Memorial Lecture. Entrance is free, places are limited, reservations required. RSVP via email: ms2276@cam.ac.uk or tel. 01223 (3)38951. Doors open at 5:45pm for 6pm

Sat 17 February 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.

10:00AM - 1:00PM

Queer Antiquities: a Museum Trail

A trail in the Museum of Classical Archaeology to celebrate LGBT History Month.

10:00AM - 4:30PM

Orchid 2018

Orchids 2018: an exhibition - how to build an orchid.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Degas’s Drinker: portraits by Marcellin Desboutin

Edgar Degas’s famous painting In a Café (L’Absinthe, 1875-6), features a dissolute bearded man whom Degas modeled on his characterful friend and fellow artist Marcellin Desboutin (1832-1902). Both men shared a passion for printmaking and this exhibition explores the Museum’s rare collection of Desboutin’s sensitively executed prints in drypoint

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.

10:30AM - 4:30PM

Religion in the Ancient World (Glanville Study Day)

A series of 40-minute talks on "Religion in the Ancient World", in connection with the Glanville Lecture 2018 by scholars from Cambridge and beyond

1:00PM - 2:30PM

Highlight Genomic Expressions

Genomic Expressions exhibition asks the question 'What does genomics mean to you?' to those who work at the Wellcome Genome Campus. Some answers may make you smile, some are heart-warming but all encourage us, the viewer, to reflect on our own answer to the question.

3:00PM - 5:00PM

THE DIASPORIC BRUSH Modern Singaporean Art

THE DIASPORIC BRUSH Modern Singaporean Art combines paintings from the Lee Seng Tee Collection of Wolfson College with the works of six young artists of the Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal-Carving, Calligraphy and Painting Society.

5:00PM - 6:00PM

The Book of Exodus and the Invention of Religion (Glanville Lecture 2018)

The Glanville Lecture for 2018, entitled The Book of Exodus and the Invention of Religion, will be given by Professor Dr Jan Assmann (Honorary Professor, University of Konstanz; Visiting Professor, University of Luzern; Emeritus Professor, University of Heidelberg)

8:00PM - 10:30PM

Mahler Symphony No.1

Cambridge University Orchestra conducted by Ben Gernon

Sun 18 February 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.

10:00AM - 4:30PM

Orchid 2018

Orchids 2018: an exhibition - how to build an orchid.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Degas’s Drinker: portraits by Marcellin Desboutin

Edgar Degas’s famous painting In a Café (L’Absinthe, 1875-6), features a dissolute bearded man whom Degas modeled on his characterful friend and fellow artist Marcellin Desboutin (1832-1902). Both men shared a passion for printmaking and this exhibition explores the Museum’s rare collection of Desboutin’s sensitively executed prints in drypoint

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

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.

3:00PM - 5:00PM

THE DIASPORIC BRUSH Modern Singaporean Art

THE DIASPORIC BRUSH Modern Singaporean Art combines paintings from the Lee Seng Tee Collection of Wolfson College with the works of six young artists of the Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal-Carving, Calligraphy and Painting Society.

6:00PM - 6:25PM

Organ Recital

To be performed by Glen Dempsey (Herbert Howells Organ Scholar, St John’s College)

7:30PM - 9:30PM

Highlight CUJO directed by Barry Forgie

Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra, directed by Barry Forgie.