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Thu 16 May 9:00AM - 5:30PM

Debordering futures: racial capitalism, coloniality and migrant justice

An event featuring diverse formats—lectures, panels, poetry, workshops, discussions, and films—questioning established knowledge hierarchies and exploring how diverse, creative and utopian epistemologies can advance our grasp of racial capitalism, coloniality, and migrant justice.

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.


Photography Competition – Weird and Wonderful in Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is delighted to partner again with the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) to offer this free-to-enter competition.

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 Sun 11 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.

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Highlight Getting to Diversity: A Talk About Which Diversity Initiatives Work and Which Fail

Frank Dobbin is Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, and chair of the Department of Sociology, at Harvard.

6:00PM - 7:30PM

A 3-Month Cycling Trip through the Andes Mountains in South America

Alex will speak about his 3-month cycling trip through the Andes Mountains in South America in 2023.

6:00PM - 10:00PM

On Set With Megan Hunter. Screening of 'The End We Start From'

We would like to welcome you to a screening of 'The End We Start From', which was adapted from a book by Megan Hunter. Megan will join us for a Q&A with Dr Laura McMahon after the film, which will be followed by a drinks reception.

7:30PM - 8:45PM

Art at the heart of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical studies

During the Renaissance, artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci described the heart's workings with a level of accuracy extraordinary for his day. In this talk, heart surgeon and artist Francis Wells will discuss da Vinci's sketches through a contemporary lens.