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Tue 16 April 9:00AM - 6:30PM

Highlight Murder by the Book: A Celebration of 20th Century British Crime Fiction

Cambridge University Library's exhibition celebrates the richness of twentieth century British crime fiction through a creative lens, from its origins to contemporary best sellers.

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 - 6:00PM

Highlight 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.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition 2024

Enjoy exploring a selection of winning garden photos

10:00AM - 5:00PM on Fri 12 July

Highlight William Blake’s Universe

Discover William Blake’s universe and a constellation of European artists seeking spirituality in their lives and art in response to war, revolution and political turbulence.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Issam Kourbaj: Urgent Archive

Since 2011 Issam Kourbaj’s artwork has responded to the ongoing conflict in Syria, and reflects on the suffering of his fellow Syrians and the destruction of his cultural heritage.

3:30PM - 4:15PM

Why Sweden joined NATO, with the Swedish Foreign Minister

Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström on Sweden's recent accession to NATO.

5:45PM - 7:00PM

‘And did they bring their horses?’ Re-evaluating the emergence of the English, c.400-700 CE

This talk offers a critical evaluation of the popularly-held view that the origins of the English lie in 5th- and 6th-century population movement from north-west Europe. It argues, instead, that surviving evidence indicates post-imperial evolution and adaptation from the Romano-British past.