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Exhibitions

Gurminder Sikand Tree Spirits 1991

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.

70 Years of New Hall & Murray Edwards College

Fri 17 May - Tue 31 December

Murray Edwards College

That first cohort of undergraduates barely had room to squash round a table for dinner, and our first President – the redoubtable Rosemary Murray - not only taught the students but patrolled the building with her screwdriver, carrying out repairs and putting up towel rails.

Nevertheless, the new foundation flourished, and 10 years on moved into iconic purpose-built modernist buildings, designed as a concrete manifesto for women’s education. New Hall gained a reputation as an open, progressive and free thinking place to be, building its own traditions and continuing to value women’s learning.

In 1972, the foundation received its Charter and was finally a full college of the University of Cambridge. Three years later Rosemary Murray became the first woman Vice Chancellor of Cambridge, and, as the college expanded through the 1970s, New Hall fellows campaigned for women’s rights within the university and higher education.

Further expansion followed in the 1980s, and, in another key development, the College hosted the American conceptual artist, Mary Kelly. One of her works, Extase, bought by the College and inspired a wider appeal to women artists to donate works. Their extraordinary act of collective giving formed the basis of what is now The Women’s Art Collection – the largest collection of art by women in Europe.

By the 1990s, the College was struggling financially amid government funding changes. With bankruptcy a real prospect, its future was secured thanks to a generous endowment of £30 million by alumna Ros Smith and her then-husband Steve Edwards: then the largest single gift to a higher education institution. The College was now properly endowed, and was renamed Murray Edwards in recognition of its pathbreaking founding president and the generosity of its donors.

Today, the College is thriving, and we celebrate our 7 decades with a new free exhibition drawing on material from our archives to tell our story.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Enquiries: Murray Edwards College Email: enquiries@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk Telephone: 01223762100

Timing

In person

10:00am-6:00pm daily from Friday 17 May until Tuesday 31 December

All times

Fri 17 May 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 18 May 10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Venue

Address: Murray Edwards College
Huntingdon Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0DF
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Telephone: 01223 762100
Fax: 01223 763110
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