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Goggled Head II (teeth), 1969. Bronze. Edition of 6

DAME ELISABETH FRINK Larger Than Life

Larger Than Life is the first major showing of Dame Elisabeth Frink’s works in East Anglia since her death and includes works from a leading private collection. A daughter of the region, her first representations of warlike figures and the horrors of conflict date from her adolescence spent beside a military airfield in Suffolk during much of the Second World War.

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Codebreakers and Groundbreakers

Tue 24 October 2017 - Sun 4 February

Fitzwilliam Museum

A pioneering and interdisciplinary exhibition, Codebreakers and Groundbreakers will bring together, for the first time, the remarkable intellectual achievements and parallel narratives of two groups of ‘codebreakers’ working at the same time, but independently: those involved in breaking the Second World War codes and those who deciphered the ancient script of Linear B – Europe’s earliest comprehensible writing system.

In a display including an Enigma machine, a rare loan from GCHQ, and unique archival documents held at the University of Cambridge, the exhibition will explore and celebrate the genius of Second World War codebreakers such as Alan Turing and Bill Tutte; as well as Michael Ventris and John Chadwick (himself a Bletchley codebreaker) who deciphered Linear B. It will also encourage visitors to explore ‘codebreaking’ in all its forms.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Timing

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Tuesday 24 October until Saturday 23 December

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Wednesday 27 December until Sunday 4 February 2018

12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday every week from Tuesday 24 October until Friday 29 December

12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday every week from Monday 1 January 2018 until Sunday 4 February 2018

All times

Tue 24 October 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 25 October 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 26 October 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 27 October 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 28 October 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 29 October 2017 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 31 October 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 1 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 2 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 3 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 4 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 5 November 2017 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 7 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 8 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 9 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 10 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 11 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 12 November 2017 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 14 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 15 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 16 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 17 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 18 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 19 November 2017 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 21 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 22 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 23 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 24 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 25 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 26 November 2017 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 28 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 29 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 30 November 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 1 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 2 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 3 December 2017 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 5 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 6 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 7 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 8 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 9 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 10 December 2017 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 12 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 13 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 14 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 15 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 16 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 17 December 2017 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 19 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 20 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 21 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 22 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 23 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 24 December 2017 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 27 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 28 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 29 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 30 December 2017 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 2 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 3 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 4 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 5 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 6 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 7 January 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 9 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 10 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 11 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 12 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 13 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 14 January 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 16 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 17 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 18 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 19 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 20 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 21 January 12:00PM - 5:00PM
TodayTue 23 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 24 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 25 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 26 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 27 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 28 January 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 30 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 31 January 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 1 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 2 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 3 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 4 February 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Venue

Address: Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1RB
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