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Cambridge Festival 2024

The Cambridge Festival returns for 2024.

Wed 14 February 9:00AM - 6:30PM

Highlight Spitting Image: A Controversial History

Savage, grotesque, hilarious: explore Spitting Image, the puppet show that became an icon of 20th century television, with Cambridge University Library's current exhibition.

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

Beneath Our Feet: Archaeology of the Cambridge Region

A new exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology explores the traces of where people have lived, worked and died for thousands of years in Cambridgeshire.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Crazy Cone Caper self-led trail

Join us for a fantastic whodunit mystery this winter and track down who has been stealing seeds from pinecones!

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Women & Water

Our exhibition Women & Water explores the relationship between women and water in the works of 17 women artists, spanning from the early twentieth century to the present day. The exhibition examines how water has been used by artists both as subject matter and artistic medium to reflect the multiplicity of women’s experiences.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Making New Worlds: Li Yuan-chia and friends

This group exhibition is based on the pioneering vision of artist Li Yuan-chia (1929 – 1994) and the LYC Museum & Art Gallery which he founded and ran between 1972 and 1983 in the Cumbrian village of Banks, alongside Hadrian’s Wall.

1:30PM - 3:30PM

Charles Darwin in Cambridge: A Walking Tour

Find out why Charles Darwin, an undergraduate in Cambridge, once said "Upon the whole, the three years I spent at Cambridge were the most joyful of my happy life.”

2:00PM - 4:00PM

The Perspective of the Medieval Scribe

Medieval Manuscripts of the Pepys and Old Libraries of Magdalene College Cambridge.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Highlight The Betty Behrens Seminar on Classics of Historiography.

Paul Cartledge (University of Cambridge) will speak about "Histories" by Herodotus and engage in discussion with the attendees.