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The Betty Behrens Seminar on Classics of Historiography

Paul Seaward on "The History of the Rebellion" by Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon

Mon 20 November 2023 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Highlight The Quiet AI Revolution in Weather Forecasting

A Lecture by Professor Richard Turner, Professor of Machine Learning, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

Tue 21 November 2023 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Highlight Sandars 2023 - Lecture One

The first lecture from Sandars Reader 2023 Dr David Pearson asks, why are Cambridge books so interesting?

5:00PM - 7:00PM

English writing in 1473

A talk by Professor Daniel Wakelin FBA, Jeremy Griffiths Professor of Medieval English Palaeography at the University of Oxford and Fellow in English at St Hilda’s College, Oxford

5:30PM - 6:45PM

Britain's organic farming pioneers: What went wrong?

Early 20th century organic farming pioneers had mostly sound notions of how to farm with nature. Why didn’t we listen to them?

5:30PM - 6:45PM

‘Lines endowed with lawful force’: the maps and drawings of the Wide Streets Commissioners, Dublin, 1758–1849

A talk by John Montague, American University of Sharjah (Associate Professor Architecture) in the 'Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography' series.

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Blick Mead – Exploring the first place in the Stonehenge landscape

Is there a backstory to the establishment of the Neolithic Stonehenge landscape?

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Give me Inspiration! The Paradigm Shift with Dr Gillian Tett

Join our next 'Give me Inspiration' event with the Master of Churchill College, Professor Dame Athene Donald FRS, in conversation with award-winning Financial Times journalist and Provost of King’s College Cambridge, Gillian Tett. Book your free in-person or virtual ticket to hear Gillian's fascinating journey from anthropology PhD to the field of financial journalism and Cambridge.

Wed 22 November 2023 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Queer and trans testimonies: from the Holocaust to 2023

This event brings together artists and academics with the aim of discussing queer and trans testimonies from the Holocaust to the present.

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Bradford Hill Seminar – What are the Policy Levers for Impact on Health and Sustainability?

All are invited to the hybrid Bradford Hill Seminar 'What are the Policy Levers for Impact on Health and Sustainability?' with Professor Jeremy A. Lauer of the University of Strathclyde.

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Highlight Sandars 2023 - Lecture Two

This second lecture for 2023 focuses on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Cambridge binding work. Hosted by Cambridge University Libraries.

5:30PM - 6:30PM

“Branches of an imaginary marimba”: The force of syncretism in contemporary art

Join us for a screening and lecture on the force of syncretism, the practice of contemporary art, and the history of the marimba in Guatemala. This event will be followed by a wine reception.

Thu 23 November 2023 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Garrod Research Seminar - Ancient DNA and cultural transmission

The Garrod Research Seminar Series is the Department of Archaeology’s principal seminar series of invited scholarly lectures. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. This term, the series will focus on the interplay of cultural evolution and archaeology.

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Highlight Sandars 2023 - Lecture Three

The third and final lecture looks at binders, their trade networks, and their customers. Hosted by Cambridge University Libraries.

Fri 24 November 2023 1:15PM - 2:00PM

Pitt-Rivers Archaeological Science Seminar - Colours in Medieval Stained Glass: the Canterbury Story

The Pitt-Rivers Archaeological Science Seminars are a relatively informal and highly dynamic venue for archaeological scientists of all kinds who share their research as it happens – often, before it has made it to publications. Our speakers include researchers based in or around Cambridge as well as visitors from around the world.

5:00PM - 7:00PM

“The Birth of the Modern World”: Old and New Grand Narratives

A talk by Professor Francesca Trivellato, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Early Modern European History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Mary Buckley 'in conversation' with Quentin Sommerville Cancelled

Join us as Hughes Hall Life Fellow Mary Buckley talks to Quentin Sommerville about his career in reporting from the world’s trouble spots. All welcome, including non college members.

Sat 25 November 2023 9:00AM - 6:15PM

Wo+Men's Leadership Conference 2023

The Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre’s ninth annual conference: Shaping Success, offers an exciting day of a keynote speakers, panel discussions and a communications workshop led by outstanding leaders and renowned Cambridge Judge Business School academics.

3:00PM - 4:30PM

550th Anniversary Lecture

This lecture will explore the early years of St Catharine's College, which was founded on 25 November 1473 by Robert Woodlark as 'Kateryn Hall'.