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Mon 15 October 2018 8:00AM - 9:00PM

Pick of the month The Festival of Ideas

Hundreds of free events over two weeks, the Cambridge Festival of Ideas is one of the most exciting and dynamic occasions in the Cambridge cultural calendar.

9:00AM - 5:00PM

International Sculpture Exhbition

Five striking, contemporary works by renowned Romanian sculptor Liviu Mocan are on display outside Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge.

9:00AM - 7:00PM on Thu 15 November 2018

Highlight Black Cantabs: History Makers

Black Cantabs: History Makers is groundbreaking exhibition of portraits telling the stories of black students in Cambridge, from the forgotten pioneers of centuries past to the celebrated successes of today.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Florian Roithmayr: an exhibition of contemporary sculpture

An exhibition of new sculpture by artist Florian Roithmayr in the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Reproductivities: Remaking Life

An exhibition of work by Gina Glover and Camilla Lyon

Tue 16 October 2018 8:00AM - 9:00PM

Pick of the month The Festival of Ideas

Hundreds of free events over two weeks, the Cambridge Festival of Ideas is one of the most exciting and dynamic occasions in the Cambridge cultural calendar.

9:00AM - 5:00PM

International Sculpture Exhbition

Five striking, contemporary works by renowned Romanian sculptor Liviu Mocan are on display outside Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge.

9:00AM - 7:00PM on Fri 16 November 2018

Highlight Black Cantabs: History Makers

Black Cantabs: History Makers is groundbreaking exhibition of portraits telling the stories of black students in Cambridge, from the forgotten pioneers of centuries past to the celebrated successes of today.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Amateur Etcher of Distinction: Prints by Francis Seymour Haden

An exhibition of Sir Francis Seymour Haden's work, celebrated in his own time as a major figure in the ‘Etching Revival’. Trace the development of his style, and see unrecorded early proof impressions that demonstrate his manner of working.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Designers & Jewellery 1850 –1940: Jewellery & Metalwork from The Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing little-known treasures from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s outstanding permanent collection, this exhibition celebrates exquisitely-designed and often hand-crafted jewellery and metalwork, dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Florian Roithmayr: an exhibition of contemporary sculpture

An exhibition of new sculpture by artist Florian Roithmayr in the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Print REbels: Haden, Palmer, Whistler and the origins of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers

This touring exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder and first President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910). See a selection of prints, ranging from Haden to work by current RE members.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings

In the centenary of suffrage this exhibition draws attention to the many connections between Virginia Woolf, her contemporaries and those who have been inspired by her work.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Reproductivities: Remaking Life

An exhibition of work by Gina Glover and Camilla Lyon

1:10PM - 1:55PM

Lunchtime Concert - Raikes Consort

Raike's Consort, directed by Jamie Conway Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 Conway New Work (Recorder Concerto)

5:15PM - 7:00PM

Spitsbergen Retraced - film screening and Q&A session

In 1923, four students from Oxford University made the first crossing of the Spitsbergen ice cap. 93 years later, four students returned to Svalbard to retrace this epic journey. The film “Spitsbergen Retraced” tells the story of the 2016 unsupported expedition.

Wed 17 October 2018 8:00AM - 9:00PM

Pick of the month The Festival of Ideas

Hundreds of free events over two weeks, the Cambridge Festival of Ideas is one of the most exciting and dynamic occasions in the Cambridge cultural calendar.

9:00AM - 5:00PM

International Sculpture Exhbition

Five striking, contemporary works by renowned Romanian sculptor Liviu Mocan are on display outside Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge.

9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sat 17 November 2018

Highlight Black Cantabs: History Makers

Black Cantabs: History Makers is groundbreaking exhibition of portraits telling the stories of black students in Cambridge, from the forgotten pioneers of centuries past to the celebrated successes of today.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Amateur Etcher of Distinction: Prints by Francis Seymour Haden

An exhibition of Sir Francis Seymour Haden's work, celebrated in his own time as a major figure in the ‘Etching Revival’. Trace the development of his style, and see unrecorded early proof impressions that demonstrate his manner of working.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Designers & Jewellery 1850 –1940: Jewellery & Metalwork from The Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing little-known treasures from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s outstanding permanent collection, this exhibition celebrates exquisitely-designed and often hand-crafted jewellery and metalwork, dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Florian Roithmayr: an exhibition of contemporary sculpture

An exhibition of new sculpture by artist Florian Roithmayr in the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Print REbels: Haden, Palmer, Whistler and the origins of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers

This touring exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder and first President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910). See a selection of prints, ranging from Haden to work by current RE members.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings

In the centenary of suffrage this exhibition draws attention to the many connections between Virginia Woolf, her contemporaries and those who have been inspired by her work.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Reproductivities: Remaking Life

An exhibition of work by Gina Glover and Camilla Lyon

6:00PM - 7:30PM

St Catharine's Political Economy Seminar Series - Richard Werner

Talk Title: ‘Scientific Macroeconomics and the Quantity Theory of Credit’

7:00PM - 8:30PM

Brief Answers to the Big Questions: Stephen Hawking’s final book

Brief Answers to the Big Questions - a unique celebration of Stephen Hawking's final book.

7:00PM - 8:30PM

Cafe Sci Cambridge: Is conservation good for your health?

Could conserving ecosystems help to prevent future disease outbreaks? From bats and Ebola to malaria mosquitoes, we’ll explore the latest research addressing this challenging question.

Thu 18 October 2018 8:00AM - 9:00PM

Pick of the month The Festival of Ideas

Hundreds of free events over two weeks, the Cambridge Festival of Ideas is one of the most exciting and dynamic occasions in the Cambridge cultural calendar.

9:00AM - 5:00PM

International Sculpture Exhbition

Five striking, contemporary works by renowned Romanian sculptor Liviu Mocan are on display outside Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge.

9:00AM - 7:00PM on Sun 18 November 2018

Highlight Black Cantabs: History Makers

Black Cantabs: History Makers is groundbreaking exhibition of portraits telling the stories of black students in Cambridge, from the forgotten pioneers of centuries past to the celebrated successes of today.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Amateur Etcher of Distinction: Prints by Francis Seymour Haden

An exhibition of Sir Francis Seymour Haden's work, celebrated in his own time as a major figure in the ‘Etching Revival’. Trace the development of his style, and see unrecorded early proof impressions that demonstrate his manner of working.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Designers & Jewellery 1850 –1940: Jewellery & Metalwork from The Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing little-known treasures from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s outstanding permanent collection, this exhibition celebrates exquisitely-designed and often hand-crafted jewellery and metalwork, dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Florian Roithmayr: an exhibition of contemporary sculpture

An exhibition of new sculpture by artist Florian Roithmayr in the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Print REbels: Haden, Palmer, Whistler and the origins of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers

This touring exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder and first President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910). See a selection of prints, ranging from Haden to work by current RE members.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings

In the centenary of suffrage this exhibition draws attention to the many connections between Virginia Woolf, her contemporaries and those who have been inspired by her work.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Reproductivities: Remaking Life

An exhibition of work by Gina Glover and Camilla Lyon

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Cambridge Physics Centre presents: Transient astronomy: bursts, bangs and things that go bump in the night by Prof. Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Astronomers have traditionally used the largest available telescopes with long exposures to see fainter and fainter objects further and further away. Developments in computing and CCD technology mean that now we take many short exposure frames which we can add together to see the faint objects and any objects that flare, burst or eclipse.

6:45PM - 8:30PM

The riparian meadows of Cambridge

Chris Preston will talk about the history of the commons alongside the River Cam in Cambridge.

8:00PM - 9:30PM

Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula, piano

Piano concert by Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula in the Kettle's Yard House.

Fri 19 October 2018 8:00AM - 9:00PM

Pick of the month The Festival of Ideas

Hundreds of free events over two weeks, the Cambridge Festival of Ideas is one of the most exciting and dynamic occasions in the Cambridge cultural calendar.

9:00AM - 5:00PM

International Sculpture Exhbition

Five striking, contemporary works by renowned Romanian sculptor Liviu Mocan are on display outside Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge.

9:00AM - 7:00PM on Mon 19 November 2018

Highlight Black Cantabs: History Makers

Black Cantabs: History Makers is groundbreaking exhibition of portraits telling the stories of black students in Cambridge, from the forgotten pioneers of centuries past to the celebrated successes of today.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Amateur Etcher of Distinction: Prints by Francis Seymour Haden

An exhibition of Sir Francis Seymour Haden's work, celebrated in his own time as a major figure in the ‘Etching Revival’. Trace the development of his style, and see unrecorded early proof impressions that demonstrate his manner of working.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Designers & Jewellery 1850 –1940: Jewellery & Metalwork from The Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing little-known treasures from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s outstanding permanent collection, this exhibition celebrates exquisitely-designed and often hand-crafted jewellery and metalwork, dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Florian Roithmayr: an exhibition of contemporary sculpture

An exhibition of new sculpture by artist Florian Roithmayr in the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Print REbels: Haden, Palmer, Whistler and the origins of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers

This touring exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder and first President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910). See a selection of prints, ranging from Haden to work by current RE members.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings

In the centenary of suffrage this exhibition draws attention to the many connections between Virginia Woolf, her contemporaries and those who have been inspired by her work.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Reproductivities: Remaking Life

An exhibition of work by Gina Glover and Camilla Lyon

Sat 20 October 2018 8:00AM - 9:00PM

Pick of the month The Festival of Ideas

Hundreds of free events over two weeks, the Cambridge Festival of Ideas is one of the most exciting and dynamic occasions in the Cambridge cultural calendar.

9:00AM - 4:45PM

Highlight Black Cantabs: History Makers

Black Cantabs: History Makers is groundbreaking exhibition of portraits telling the stories of black students in Cambridge, from the forgotten pioneers of centuries past to the celebrated successes of today.

9:00AM - 5:00PM

International Sculpture Exhbition

Five striking, contemporary works by renowned Romanian sculptor Liviu Mocan are on display outside Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge.

10:00AM - 1:00PM

Florian Roithmayr: an exhibition of contemporary sculpture

An exhibition of new sculpture by artist Florian Roithmayr in the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Amateur Etcher of Distinction: Prints by Francis Seymour Haden

An exhibition of Sir Francis Seymour Haden's work, celebrated in his own time as a major figure in the ‘Etching Revival’. Trace the development of his style, and see unrecorded early proof impressions that demonstrate his manner of working.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Designers & Jewellery 1850 –1940: Jewellery & Metalwork from The Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing little-known treasures from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s outstanding permanent collection, this exhibition celebrates exquisitely-designed and often hand-crafted jewellery and metalwork, dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Print REbels: Haden, Palmer, Whistler and the origins of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers

This touring exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder and first President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910). See a selection of prints, ranging from Haden to work by current RE members.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings

In the centenary of suffrage this exhibition draws attention to the many connections between Virginia Woolf, her contemporaries and those who have been inspired by her work.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Reproductivities: Remaking Life

An exhibition of work by Gina Glover and Camilla Lyon

1:00PM - 3:30PM

Highlight Curious Nature and Open Lab visits

The natural world around us is a curious place! Visit the Genome Gallery during one of the Wellcome Genome Campus Open Saturdays to explore our latest family-friendly exhibition, and discover how genome sequencing is helping us uncover much more about it. Also visit Open Lab, our exciting new space to learn about the current science, history, and ethos of the Wellcome Genome Campus.

3:30PM - 5:00PM

BLACK POWER, IN BRITAIN AND ON FILM

Until recently, Britain’s Black Power movement was all but erased from narratives of contemporary history. Robin Bunce, a historian based at Homerton College, chairs a discussion of film makers and screen writers who are bringing the hidden history of Black Power to the screen.

8:00PM

Season Launch Concert - Cambridge University Orchestra

Join us for our Season Launch! The Cambridge University Orchestra is honoured to celebrate Robin Holloway’s distinguished compositional career on the occasion of his 75th birthday. The Orchestra is conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth, piano, who is joined by pianist Charles Owen for Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos.

Sun 21 October 2018 8:00AM - 9:00PM

Pick of the month The Festival of Ideas

Hundreds of free events over two weeks, the Cambridge Festival of Ideas is one of the most exciting and dynamic occasions in the Cambridge cultural calendar.

9:00AM - 5:00PM

International Sculpture Exhbition

Five striking, contemporary works by renowned Romanian sculptor Liviu Mocan are on display outside Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Reproductivities: Remaking Life

An exhibition of work by Gina Glover and Camilla Lyon

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Amateur Etcher of Distinction: Prints by Francis Seymour Haden

An exhibition of Sir Francis Seymour Haden's work, celebrated in his own time as a major figure in the ‘Etching Revival’. Trace the development of his style, and see unrecorded early proof impressions that demonstrate his manner of working.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Designers & Jewellery 1850 –1940: Jewellery & Metalwork from The Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing little-known treasures from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s outstanding permanent collection, this exhibition celebrates exquisitely-designed and often hand-crafted jewellery and metalwork, dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Print REbels: Haden, Palmer, Whistler and the origins of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers

This touring exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder and first President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910). See a selection of prints, ranging from Haden to work by current RE members.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings

In the centenary of suffrage this exhibition draws attention to the many connections between Virginia Woolf, her contemporaries and those who have been inspired by her work.

1:10PM - 2:00PM

Lucy Cavendish Singers: Lunchtime Concert

Free lunchtime concert in the Lady Chapel, Ely Cathedral

6:00PM - 6:25PM

Organ Recital

To be performed by Donal McCann (Organ Scholar, King's College)