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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 March 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 - 6:00PM

Reality Machines - An Art Exhibition on Post Truth

Reality Machines brings together artists and human rights advocates from around the world who have taken a critical view at fake news and the "post-truth phenomenon".

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Highlight New micro-machines, new materials

Lecture by Professor Mark Warner FRS, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge

8:00PM - 10:00PM

New Music Concert: Ligeti String Quartet

On 12 March 2018, the Quartet will play a new commission for Actions. The image of the world can be different by Kate Whitley alongside pieces by Austro-Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti, and by the American composer and saxophonist John Zorn.

Tue 13 March 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 - 6:00PM

Reality Machines - An Art Exhibition on Post Truth

Reality Machines brings together artists and human rights advocates from around the world who have taken a critical view at fake news and the "post-truth phenomenon".

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.

8:00PM - 9:30PM

Highlight Handel Acis and Galatea

A semi-staged performance celebrating the 300th Anniversary of its first performance.

Wed 14 March 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 - 6:00PM

Reality Machines - An Art Exhibition on Post Truth

Reality Machines brings together artists and human rights advocates from around the world who have taken a critical view at fake news and the "post-truth phenomenon".

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.

6:00PM - 7:30PM

St Catharine's Political Economy Seminar Series - Claudia Girardone

Talk Title: ‘Bank Credit Rating Changes, Capital Structure Adjustments and Lending’ All are welcome. The seminar series is supported by the Cambridge Journal of Economics and the Economics and Policy Group at the Cambridge Judge Business School.

7:00PM - 8:30PM

Café Sci Cambridge: Every step you take, I’ll be watching you…

With the recent growth in popularity of wearables, are fun stepping competitions with your friends the advent of something more sinister? Come and hear about advances in health data science from Dr Heather Morgan, and what they might mean.

Thu 15 March 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 - 6:00PM

Reality Machines - An Art Exhibition on Post Truth

Reality Machines brings together artists and human rights advocates from around the world who have taken a critical view at fake news and the "post-truth phenomenon".

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.

1:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight The Post-Truth Phenomenon: Fake News Data Sprint Teach-Out

We will work together to map some fake news phenomena, following a recipe from A Field Guide to "Fake News" and other Information Disorders. We will present our results during the 'Truth Technologies' session of the March 17th Post-Truth Phenomenon conference.

5:00PM - 8:00PM

Highlight The Post-Truth Phenomenon: Film Screening of Hypernormalisation by Adam Curtis

We live in a time of great uncertainty and confusion. Events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control. Donald Trump, Brexit, the War in Syria, the endless migrant crisis, random bomb attacks. And those who are supposed to be in power are paralysed - they have no idea what to do. This film is the epic story of how we got to this strange place.

6:45PM - 8:30PM

Breckland, birds and conservation

Robert Hawkes will talk on the research behind one of the UK's largest replicated field experiments and whether management benefits regionally important species.

Fri 16 March 9:00AM - 5:30PM

Highlight The Post-Truth Phenomenon Teach-Out

This exciting series of events, open to the public and free for all, approaches the post-truth phenomenon through journalism, feminism, politics, theatre, and academia. Lunch is provided.

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 - 6:00PM

Reality Machines - An Art Exhibition on Post Truth

Reality Machines brings together artists and human rights advocates from around the world who have taken a critical view at fake news and the "post-truth phenomenon".

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.

Sat 17 March 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

Sun 18 March 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 - 4:00PM

Sunday Science!

Cambridge Science Centre goes all out science crazy for the Cambridge Science Festival with a fun-filled day of hands-on non-stop workshops for all the family.

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 - 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.

12:00PM - 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.

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.

7:30PM - 10:00PM

Life and Music in Extreme Environments

Cambridge Graduate Orchestra with Dr Andrew Murray