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Events open to the public from the University of Cambridge

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Mon 2 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Good Government Bad Government

An exhibition of paintings by Frank Creber and Michael Johnson

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Modern Primitives

An exhibition of figurative sculptures by Cambridge based artist John Clark.

9:30AM - 11:00AM

Exhibition tour for people who love to move!

Join curator Dr Victoria Avery and dance artist Filipa Pereira Stubbs for this tour with a difference – we will hear stories, share our responses, select soundtracks and then dance! Everyone is welcome, the dance practice is simple and designed for all to enjoy.

9:30AM - 2:30PM

Sir Lionel Whitby: War hero, medical pioneer, Master

An archive exhibition featuring highlights from a recent donation of personal papers of the eminent bacteriologist, haematologist and Regius Professor of Physic at the University (1945-56)

10:00AM - 4:00PM

24 Portraits: Recovering and Reimagining Women's Labour

An exhibition by Emma Copley exploring the the representation of women who work in Pathology. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Creative Connections: Portraits of Women Scientists and Artists

An exhibition of photographic portraits of female scientists and artists.

2:00PM - 3:30PM

Exhibition tour for people who love to move!

Join curator Dr Victoria Avery and dance artist Filipa Pereira Stubbs for this tour with a difference – we will hear stories, share our responses, select soundtracks and then dance! Everyone is welcome, the dance practice is simple and designed for all to enjoy.

Tue 3 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Good Government Bad Government

An exhibition of paintings by Frank Creber and Michael Johnson

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Modern Primitives

An exhibition of figurative sculptures by Cambridge based artist John Clark.

9:15AM - 10:00AM

Early morning curators’ tour of Feast & Fast

A private guided tour of the Feast & Fast exhibition with curators Dr Victoria Avery and Dr Melissa Calaresu for individuals and groups, before the Museum opens at 10.00.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

24 Portraits: Recovering and Reimagining Women's Labour

An exhibition by Emma Copley exploring the the representation of women who work in Pathology. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Walking on Thin Ice

Experience the vision of twelve teenagers selected from around the UK to work directly with polar researchers. ‘Walking on Thin Ice: Co-operation in the face of a changing climate’ is a co-curated exhibition about climate change as they see it.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd collection

Showcasing rare and exquisitely decorated fans from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd, allocated to the Museum by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax in 2015, this display reveals the techniques behind the making, investigation and conservation of fans.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight FEAST & FAST: The art of food in Europe, 1500 –1800

Food defines us as individuals, communities, and nations: we are what we eat and, equally, what we don’t eat. When, where, why, how and with whom we eat are crucial to our identity. Feast & Fast presents novel approaches to understanding the history and culture of food and eating.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Goddesses, by Marian Maguire

Greek goddesses are re-imagined through a feminist lens in this contemporary art exhibition by New Zealand Artist Marian Maguire.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Rembrandt and the Nude

Rembrandt made etchings of female nudes during two distinct periods of his career: in the 1630s, and another two decades later. This exhibition draws attention to the beauty and power of Rembrandt’s treatment of the female form, despite attacks received from critics of the time.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Seeing Sound: Music, imagery and inspiration

This exhibition brings together a remarkable range of works from the Museum’s collections to explore the ways in which artists and composers have engaged in a dialogue between sight and sound.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Creative Connections: Portraits of Women Scientists and Artists

An exhibition of photographic portraits of female scientists and artists.

3:00PM - 6:00PM

Performance: Nikhil Chopra

Artist Nikhil Chopra will perform Rouge, a durational live action drawing. Following the performance Nikhil Chopra will be in conversation with Catherine Wood, Senior Curator, International Art (Performance), Tate Modern. FREE, come along

7:00PM - 8:15PM

In conversation: Nikhil Chopra and Catherine Wood

Join Catherine Wood, Senior Curator, International Art (Performance), Tate Modern in conversation with artist Nikhil Chopra. This event follows a performance by Nikhil Chopra.

8:00PM - 10:00PM

Music for the Royal Fireworks

Cambridge University Wind Orchestra travel through time and space to offer an explosive concert of crowd favourites from stage and screen.

Wed 4 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Good Government Bad Government

An exhibition of paintings by Frank Creber and Michael Johnson

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Modern Primitives

An exhibition of figurative sculptures by Cambridge based artist John Clark.

9:30AM - 2:30PM

Sir Lionel Whitby: War hero, medical pioneer, Master

An archive exhibition featuring highlights from a recent donation of personal papers of the eminent bacteriologist, haematologist and Regius Professor of Physic at the University (1945-56)

10:00AM - 4:00PM

24 Portraits: Recovering and Reimagining Women's Labour

An exhibition by Emma Copley exploring the the representation of women who work in Pathology. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Walking on Thin Ice

Experience the vision of twelve teenagers selected from around the UK to work directly with polar researchers. ‘Walking on Thin Ice: Co-operation in the face of a changing climate’ is a co-curated exhibition about climate change as they see it.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd collection

Showcasing rare and exquisitely decorated fans from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd, allocated to the Museum by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax in 2015, this display reveals the techniques behind the making, investigation and conservation of fans.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight FEAST & FAST: The art of food in Europe, 1500 –1800

Food defines us as individuals, communities, and nations: we are what we eat and, equally, what we don’t eat. When, where, why, how and with whom we eat are crucial to our identity. Feast & Fast presents novel approaches to understanding the history and culture of food and eating.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Goddesses, by Marian Maguire

Greek goddesses are re-imagined through a feminist lens in this contemporary art exhibition by New Zealand Artist Marian Maguire.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Rembrandt and the Nude

Rembrandt made etchings of female nudes during two distinct periods of his career: in the 1630s, and another two decades later. This exhibition draws attention to the beauty and power of Rembrandt’s treatment of the female form, despite attacks received from critics of the time.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Seeing Sound: Music, imagery and inspiration

This exhibition brings together a remarkable range of works from the Museum’s collections to explore the ways in which artists and composers have engaged in a dialogue between sight and sound.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Creative Connections: Portraits of Women Scientists and Artists

An exhibition of photographic portraits of female scientists and artists.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight BARBARA HEPWORTH: DIVIDED CIRCLE

BARBARA HEPWORTH: DIVIDED CIRCLE brings together rarely Seen works from major private collections and works housed at public galleries such as Abbot Hall Art Gallery (Kendal), The Courtauld Gallery (London), The Hepworth Wakefield, The Lightbox (Woking), and Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool).

Thu 5 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Good Government Bad Government

An exhibition of paintings by Frank Creber and Michael Johnson

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Modern Primitives

An exhibition of figurative sculptures by Cambridge based artist John Clark.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

24 Portraits: Recovering and Reimagining Women's Labour

An exhibition by Emma Copley exploring the the representation of women who work in Pathology. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Walking on Thin Ice

Experience the vision of twelve teenagers selected from around the UK to work directly with polar researchers. ‘Walking on Thin Ice: Co-operation in the face of a changing climate’ is a co-curated exhibition about climate change as they see it.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd collection

Showcasing rare and exquisitely decorated fans from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd, allocated to the Museum by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax in 2015, this display reveals the techniques behind the making, investigation and conservation of fans.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight FEAST & FAST: The art of food in Europe, 1500 –1800

Food defines us as individuals, communities, and nations: we are what we eat and, equally, what we don’t eat. When, where, why, how and with whom we eat are crucial to our identity. Feast & Fast presents novel approaches to understanding the history and culture of food and eating.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Goddesses, by Marian Maguire

Greek goddesses are re-imagined through a feminist lens in this contemporary art exhibition by New Zealand Artist Marian Maguire.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Rembrandt and the Nude

Rembrandt made etchings of female nudes during two distinct periods of his career: in the 1630s, and another two decades later. This exhibition draws attention to the beauty and power of Rembrandt’s treatment of the female form, despite attacks received from critics of the time.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Seeing Sound: Music, imagery and inspiration

This exhibition brings together a remarkable range of works from the Museum’s collections to explore the ways in which artists and composers have engaged in a dialogue between sight and sound.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Creative Connections: Portraits of Women Scientists and Artists

An exhibition of photographic portraits of female scientists and artists.

11:00AM - 1:00PM

Visit The Old Library at Magdalene College

The Old Library at Magdalene College, will be open to the public for viewing in 2019 on the First Thursday of the month from 11am to 1pm.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight BARBARA HEPWORTH: DIVIDED CIRCLE

BARBARA HEPWORTH: DIVIDED CIRCLE brings together rarely Seen works from major private collections and works housed at public galleries such as Abbot Hall Art Gallery (Kendal), The Courtauld Gallery (London), The Hepworth Wakefield, The Lightbox (Woking), and Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool).

5:30PM - 6:30PM

A club of their own: Cambridge women's societies and associations 1883-1914

Dr Ann Kennedy Smith talks about the influential women's groups from 1883-1914. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

6:15PM - 8:00PM

How will Brexit affect UK life online?

ORG Cambridge & Cambridge University Trust & Technology Initiative present a special event exploring Brexit's implications for UK life online.

7:30PM - 10:00PM

Rock Choir

Rock Choir is much more than a choir – it’s a multi layered singing experience.

Today 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Good Government Bad Government

An exhibition of paintings by Frank Creber and Michael Johnson

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Modern Primitives

An exhibition of figurative sculptures by Cambridge based artist John Clark.

9:30AM - 2:30PM

Sir Lionel Whitby: War hero, medical pioneer, Master

An archive exhibition featuring highlights from a recent donation of personal papers of the eminent bacteriologist, haematologist and Regius Professor of Physic at the University (1945-56)

10:00AM - 4:00PM

24 Portraits: Recovering and Reimagining Women's Labour

An exhibition by Emma Copley exploring the the representation of women who work in Pathology. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Walking on Thin Ice

Experience the vision of twelve teenagers selected from around the UK to work directly with polar researchers. ‘Walking on Thin Ice: Co-operation in the face of a changing climate’ is a co-curated exhibition about climate change as they see it.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd collection

Showcasing rare and exquisitely decorated fans from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd, allocated to the Museum by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax in 2015, this display reveals the techniques behind the making, investigation and conservation of fans.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight FEAST & FAST: The art of food in Europe, 1500 –1800

Food defines us as individuals, communities, and nations: we are what we eat and, equally, what we don’t eat. When, where, why, how and with whom we eat are crucial to our identity. Feast & Fast presents novel approaches to understanding the history and culture of food and eating.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Goddesses, by Marian Maguire

Greek goddesses are re-imagined through a feminist lens in this contemporary art exhibition by New Zealand Artist Marian Maguire.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Rembrandt and the Nude

Rembrandt made etchings of female nudes during two distinct periods of his career: in the 1630s, and another two decades later. This exhibition draws attention to the beauty and power of Rembrandt’s treatment of the female form, despite attacks received from critics of the time.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Seeing Sound: Music, imagery and inspiration

This exhibition brings together a remarkable range of works from the Museum’s collections to explore the ways in which artists and composers have engaged in a dialogue between sight and sound.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Creative Connections: Portraits of Women Scientists and Artists

An exhibition of photographic portraits of female scientists and artists.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight BARBARA HEPWORTH: DIVIDED CIRCLE

BARBARA HEPWORTH: DIVIDED CIRCLE brings together rarely Seen works from major private collections and works housed at public galleries such as Abbot Hall Art Gallery (Kendal), The Courtauld Gallery (London), The Hepworth Wakefield, The Lightbox (Woking), and Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool).

3:30PM - 4:30PM

A Feminist Guide to Dinosaurs: An Introduction

As part of the Sedgwick Museum's Feminist Takeover Weekend, join artist and geologist Emma Theresa Jude for an incredible introduction to the history of women in the fields of palaeontology and geology.

3:30PM - 8:00PM

St. Nikolaus Festival

Caroling and Mulled Wine

7:30PM - 10:00PM

Rock Choir

Rock Choir is much more than a choir – it’s a multi layered singing experience.

Sat 7 December 10:00AM - 12:30PM

Operation Survival

Take part in a high-energy game about survival across four Museums in Cambridge.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Walking on Thin Ice

Experience the vision of twelve teenagers selected from around the UK to work directly with polar researchers. ‘Walking on Thin Ice: Co-operation in the face of a changing climate’ is a co-curated exhibition about climate change as they see it.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd collection

Showcasing rare and exquisitely decorated fans from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd, allocated to the Museum by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax in 2015, this display reveals the techniques behind the making, investigation and conservation of fans.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight FEAST & FAST: The art of food in Europe, 1500 –1800

Food defines us as individuals, communities, and nations: we are what we eat and, equally, what we don’t eat. When, where, why, how and with whom we eat are crucial to our identity. Feast & Fast presents novel approaches to understanding the history and culture of food and eating.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Rembrandt and the Nude

Rembrandt made etchings of female nudes during two distinct periods of his career: in the 1630s, and another two decades later. This exhibition draws attention to the beauty and power of Rembrandt’s treatment of the female form, despite attacks received from critics of the time.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Seeing Sound: Music, imagery and inspiration

This exhibition brings together a remarkable range of works from the Museum’s collections to explore the ways in which artists and composers have engaged in a dialogue between sight and sound.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Creative Connections: Portraits of Women Scientists and Artists

An exhibition of photographic portraits of female scientists and artists.

11:00AM - 4:00PM

Greenham Women Everywhere

An exhibition exploring Greenham Common Peace Camp in 1982. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight BARBARA HEPWORTH: DIVIDED CIRCLE

BARBARA HEPWORTH: DIVIDED CIRCLE brings together rarely Seen works from major private collections and works housed at public galleries such as Abbot Hall Art Gallery (Kendal), The Courtauld Gallery (London), The Hepworth Wakefield, The Lightbox (Woking), and Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool).

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Family first Saturdays

Visit our Fitz Family Welcome Point and collect materials to use in the Museum.

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Rock Choir

Rock Choir is much more than a choir – it’s a multi layered singing experience.

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Carols Around the Tree

Students, Fellows, alumnae, staff and friends, together with their families, are warmly invited to an exciting programme of music and readings around the Christmas tree at Lucy cavendish College.

5:00PM - 7:00PM

Highlight Camerata Musica Cambridge: Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano

One of Europe's most exciting pianists gives an all-Beethoven programme on a magnificent 1816 Broadwood 'Grand pianoforte' - a piano almost identical to Beethoven's own.

7:30PM - 10:00PM

Rock Choir

Rock Choir is much more than a choir – it’s a multi layered singing experience.

Sun 8 December 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Creative Connections: Portraits of Women Scientists and Artists

An exhibition of photographic portraits of female scientists and artists.

12:00PM - 4:00PM

Highlight Walking on Thin Ice

Experience the vision of twelve teenagers selected from around the UK to work directly with polar researchers. ‘Walking on Thin Ice: Co-operation in the face of a changing climate’ is a co-curated exhibition about climate change as they see it.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight BARBARA HEPWORTH: DIVIDED CIRCLE

BARBARA HEPWORTH: DIVIDED CIRCLE brings together rarely Seen works from major private collections and works housed at public galleries such as Abbot Hall Art Gallery (Kendal), The Courtauld Gallery (London), The Hepworth Wakefield, The Lightbox (Woking), and Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool).

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd collection

Showcasing rare and exquisitely decorated fans from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd, allocated to the Museum by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax in 2015, this display reveals the techniques behind the making, investigation and conservation of fans.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight FEAST & FAST: The art of food in Europe, 1500 –1800

Food defines us as individuals, communities, and nations: we are what we eat and, equally, what we don’t eat. When, where, why, how and with whom we eat are crucial to our identity. Feast & Fast presents novel approaches to understanding the history and culture of food and eating.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Rembrandt and the Nude

Rembrandt made etchings of female nudes during two distinct periods of his career: in the 1630s, and another two decades later. This exhibition draws attention to the beauty and power of Rembrandt’s treatment of the female form, despite attacks received from critics of the time.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Seeing Sound: Music, imagery and inspiration

This exhibition brings together a remarkable range of works from the Museum’s collections to explore the ways in which artists and composers have engaged in a dialogue between sight and sound.

5:30PM - 9:30PM

Academy of Great St. Mary's Christmas Concert

Dvo?ák: 7th Symphony Dvo?ák: Mass in D, op.86 Ruy Blas overture by Mendelssohn And Czech Christmas music

7:00PM - 9:00PM

A Christmas Collection

Stephen Dodgon A Christmas Collection (World Premiere) Works by Palestrina, Mathias, Rütti and Rutter Plus audience carols

7:30PM - 11:00PM

Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys

One of the best singers and arrangers of folk music of his generation.