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Holding Time

An art exhibition by Ruth Murray and Linda Hemmersbach

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Highlight Murder by the Book: A Celebration of 20th Century British Crime Fiction

Cambridge University Library's exhibition celebrates the richness of twentieth century British crime fiction through a creative lens, from its origins to contemporary best sellers.

10:00AM

Photography Competition – Weird and Wonderful in Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is delighted to partner again with the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) to offer this free-to-enter competition.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Hidden Histories

Explore the hidden histories of the Polar Museum in this new label display. From the female figures in polar history to the origins of Inuit art; follow the stories around the museum exhibits and discover something new.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight National Treasures: Botticelli in Cambridge

Sandro Botticelli’s masterpiece ‘Venus and Mars’ is the highlight of our exciting new display exploring ideas of sex and power, gender and the body through classical mythology and Italian art of the 1400s and 1500s.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight 70 Years of New Hall & Murray Edwards College

70 years ago, New Hall opened as the third foundation for women at the University of Cambridge on a shoestring with just 16 students. This exhibition traces the history of a women's college,

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Exhibition: The Goddess, the Deity & the Cyborg

Drawing from the works in The Women’s Art Collection as well as loans from public and private collections, the exhibition explores the enduring appeal of the goddess and traces how artists have adapted and even transformed the goddess into an ambiguous figure undefined by gender or even bodily form.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Mystery History Family Trail

Uncover the hidden stories of the Garden on this exciting adventure.

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Bridging Binaries LGBTQ+ Tour

Explore the spectrum of identities in the Ancient World.

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Guided Exhibition Tour

Guided tours of Cambridge University Library's exhibition, Murder by the Book: A Celebration of 20th Century British Crime Fiction.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight ALISON WILDING RA: By the Mark - and the Line below the Loaf

An exhibition of four decades of drawings by Alison Wilding RA.

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Trees of the Botanic Garden Guided Walk

Join our Collections Coordinator, Margeaux Apple, to hear the stories of trees in the Botanic Garden.

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Lies, Spies and Double-Dealing: A Cambridge Spy Tour

A walking tour which unmasks the long tradition of Cambridge spying, from the earliest days of the university to recent times; from Christopher Marlowe to Anthony Blunt, via James Bond. Tours are led by Green Badge Guides.