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Events open to the public from the University of Cambridge

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Wed 15 May 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.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

A woman in the field: Susan Drucker-Brown’s photographs and anthropological fieldnotes (Mexico 1957-1958)

An exhibition of works by Susan Drucker-Brown.

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

Highlight National Treasures: Botticelli in Cambridge

Sandro Botticelli’s masterpiece ‘Venus and Mars’ is the highlight of our exciting new display exploring ideas of sex and power, gender and the body through classical mythology and Italian art of the 1400s and 1500s.

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 - 5:00PM on Sat 10 August

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 - 12:30PM

A Walking Tour of "Hidden" Cambridge

An entertaining and informative 90-minute walking tour of Cambridge with a Cambridge Green Badge Guide that will reveal things you won't find in the standard guide books.

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.

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Is perfection the enemy of good? Challenges and opportunities for building the evidence-base to inform sexual and reproductive health policy and practice

All are welcome to our next hybrid Bradford Hill Seminar by Prof Cath Mercer of the UCL Institute for Global Health, who will discuss 'Is perfection the enemy of good? Challenges and opportunities for building the evidence-base to inform sexual and reproductive health policy and practice'.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Highlight The Betty Behrens Seminar on Classics of Historiography

Tessa Rajak on "The Jewish War" by Flavius Josephus

4:00PM - 5:30PM

Alfred Dubs Lecture: race, corporate “sovereigns” and corporate borders

The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement runs a lecture series on Migration and Refugees named after Lord Dubs, a renowned and tireless campaigner for refugee rights, famous for the two ‘Dubs Amendments’ to allow unaccompanied and separated refugee children in Europe to be reunited with family members in the UK.

4:15PM - 5:30PM

Land and Agrarian Questions in Palestine: A Conversation

Join members of the Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies to hear from Dr Mezna Qato and Dr Fadia Panosetti, University of Cambridge. They will present and discuss the topic of Land and Agrarian Questions in Palestine.

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Cyber Security in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities

Join Heather Adkins VP, Security Engineering & Head of Google’s Office of Cybersecurity Resilience, and Benefactor Fellow, for a talk and discussion with the Master of Emmanuel College, Doug Chalmers on cyber security in higher education, its challenges and opportunities.