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Touch tour

Touch Tours for Blind and Partially Sighted Adults

Join the Polar Museum team for a touch tour and explore a range of objects from polar history. The tour will also include some of the objects and sculptures outside on the museum lawn.

Wed 9 October 2013 1:15PM

Picturing prometheus

With Dr Carrie Vour, Christ’s College, University of Cambridge. Talk marks the 2013 Cambridge Greek Play.

4:30PM - 6:30PM

Vocational qualifications and their interaction with the labour market – the challenge of weak incentives to learn

Seminar: Professor Ewart Keep discusses how successful vocational qualifications are in preparing people for the labour market.


Creating a shocking display: questions of taste and impropriety

A talk organised by the Friends of Cambridge University Library.

6:00PM - 7:00PM

"How and why New York's elite's made Robert Peary an American icon": a talk by Lyle Dick

In his talk, Canadian historian, Lyle Dick will be discussing how the explorer Robert Peary, in the absence of evidence, managed to emerge as the victor in the Race to the North Pole in 1909-1910.

6:00PM - 7:00PM

How and why New York's wlite made Robert Peary a national icon

A talk by Lyle Dick

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Public open evenings at the Institute of Astronomy

Astronomy talks and public observing (if clear!) every Wednesday evening during the winter season.

Thu 10 October 2013 1:10PM - 2:00PM

An introduction to Vicken Parsons

with Andrew Nairne, director of Kettle's Yard

7:30PM - 9:00PM

Saving Asia's vultures

Kevin Hand, will talk about the work scientists are doing to save Asia's vultures from extinction, illustrated with a short film from the RSPB.

Fri 11 October 2013 5:00PM - 6:00PM

The logic of "nothing" from Homer to Heidegger

Professor Alex Oliver gives the Mind Senior Research Fellow Lecture on the logic of "nothing"

Sat 12 October 2013 12:00PM - 2:00PM

Object handling session

An opportunity to look in more detail at some of the pieces in the Origins of the Afro Comb exhibition. Presented as part of Black History Month.

1:00PM - 2:00PM

How I learnt to love difficult music - a talk by Tim Brown

Tim Brown is a member of the Friends of Michaelhouse. He worked as Arts Officer in France for six years from 1982 in his career with the British council.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

The use of wigs and extensions in afro hairdressing

With June Forbes, Freelance Hairdresser and Afro Hair Consultant. Presented as part of Black History Month.