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Mon 9 May 9:00AM - 5:00PM

The Art and Heart of Leonardo - an exhibition

An exhibition chiefly of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings, as seen through contemporary eyes.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Samurai: History and Legend

Samurai are a well-known image of Japan, but they are as much legend as history. Our Samurai: History and Legend exhibition explores the literary concept of the samurai and the changing nature of Japanese warrior culture from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Diverse pleasures

An exhibition of paintings and ceramics curated by Ben Risk

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Science – Beauty – Theology: A Virtuous or Vicious Trinity?

Faraday Insititute and CiS Public Lecture

6:15PM - 7:45PM

Iyengar Yoga Class

Small class with experienced teacher Robert Ashman.

Tue 10 May 9:00AM - 5:00PM

The Art and Heart of Leonardo - an exhibition

An exhibition chiefly of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings, as seen through contemporary eyes.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Samurai: History and Legend

Samurai are a well-known image of Japan, but they are as much legend as history. Our Samurai: History and Legend exhibition explores the literary concept of the samurai and the changing nature of Japanese warrior culture from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Diverse pleasures

An exhibition of paintings and ceramics curated by Ben Risk

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight True to Nature: Open Air Painting in Europe 1780

In this unique exhibition, explore the inventive ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moment in nature, capturing the effects of light, drama, and atmosphere first-hand in the open air.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt

Kettle’s Yard is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by internationally renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957, Beijing) in which new and existing work will be shown alongside historic Chinese objects

7:15PM - 8:15PM

University social club swimming Cancelled

This event has been cancelled. Lane swimming available every Tuesday for University and non-University individuals

Wed 11 May 9:00AM - 5:00PM

The Art and Heart of Leonardo - an exhibition

An exhibition chiefly of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings, as seen through contemporary eyes.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Samurai: History and Legend

Samurai are a well-known image of Japan, but they are as much legend as history. Our Samurai: History and Legend exhibition explores the literary concept of the samurai and the changing nature of Japanese warrior culture from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Diverse pleasures

An exhibition of paintings and ceramics curated by Ben Risk

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight True to Nature: Open Air Painting in Europe 1780

In this unique exhibition, explore the inventive ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moment in nature, capturing the effects of light, drama, and atmosphere first-hand in the open air.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt

Kettle’s Yard is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by internationally renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957, Beijing) in which new and existing work will be shown alongside historic Chinese objects

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Bradford Hill Seminar – The future of cancer screening: stratified, pan, both or neither?

In this seminar Professor Peter Sasieni of King’s Clinical Trials Unit will briefly review the current landscape regarding cancer screening.

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Butterfly Talk: The history of the chequered skipper

Join us online as Jamie Wildman talks about the history of the chequered skipper

7:30PM - 9:00PM

Cancelled: Frank Fenner – Hero or Villain? Cancelled

This talk has been cancelled.

7:30PM - 9:30PM

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Cambridge University Wind Orchestra & Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra

Thu 12 May 9:00AM - 5:00PM

The Art and Heart of Leonardo - an exhibition

An exhibition chiefly of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings, as seen through contemporary eyes.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Samurai: History and Legend

Samurai are a well-known image of Japan, but they are as much legend as history. Our Samurai: History and Legend exhibition explores the literary concept of the samurai and the changing nature of Japanese warrior culture from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Diverse pleasures

An exhibition of paintings and ceramics curated by Ben Risk

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight True to Nature: Open Air Painting in Europe 1780

In this unique exhibition, explore the inventive ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moment in nature, capturing the effects of light, drama, and atmosphere first-hand in the open air.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt

Kettle’s Yard is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by internationally renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957, Beijing) in which new and existing work will be shown alongside historic Chinese objects

5:00PM - 7:00PM

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion - Levelling the playing field: dynamics or excuses for not moving beyond the status quo

Levelling the playing field: dynamics or excuses for not moving beyond the status quo

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Sex and the City: Cambridge Women, Town and Gown

A guided tour through the lovely centre of Cambridge which explores the inspiring, shocking and delightful stories of its women. From poets to bedders, from scientists to social reformers - get to know some of these amazing hidden figures.

Fri 13 May 9:00AM - 5:00PM

The Art and Heart of Leonardo - an exhibition

An exhibition chiefly of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings, as seen through contemporary eyes.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Samurai: History and Legend

Samurai are a well-known image of Japan, but they are as much legend as history. Our Samurai: History and Legend exhibition explores the literary concept of the samurai and the changing nature of Japanese warrior culture from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Diverse pleasures

An exhibition of paintings and ceramics curated by Ben Risk

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight True to Nature: Open Air Painting in Europe 1780

In this unique exhibition, explore the inventive ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moment in nature, capturing the effects of light, drama, and atmosphere first-hand in the open air.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt

Kettle’s Yard is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by internationally renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957, Beijing) in which new and existing work will be shown alongside historic Chinese objects

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Lies, Spies and Double-Dealing: A Cambridge Spy Tour

A walking tour which unmasks the long tradition of Cambridge spying, from the earliest days of the university to recent times; from Christopher Marlowe to James Blunt, via James Bond. The tour will be led by Green Badge Guides.

Sat 14 May 9:00AM - 5:00PM

The Art and Heart of Leonardo - an exhibition

An exhibition chiefly of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings, as seen through contemporary eyes.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Samurai: History and Legend

Samurai are a well-known image of Japan, but they are as much legend as history. Our Samurai: History and Legend exhibition explores the literary concept of the samurai and the changing nature of Japanese warrior culture from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

10:00AM - 1:00PM

CLASSROOM COURSE Mediterranean inspired gardening

Explore our Mediterranean plantings and find out how you can bring the scents and colours of the south to your own back garden

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight True to Nature: Open Air Painting in Europe 1780

In this unique exhibition, explore the inventive ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moment in nature, capturing the effects of light, drama, and atmosphere first-hand in the open air.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt

Kettle’s Yard is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by internationally renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957, Beijing) in which new and existing work will be shown alongside historic Chinese objects

7:00PM - 11:00PM

Tom Robinson Band Cancelled

Veteran musician and broadcaster tours to mark his 72nd birthday.

7:30PM - 9:15PM

Elgar and his English Contemporaries

Music by Butterworth, Delius and Elgar played by the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

Sun 15 May 9:00AM - 5:00PM

The Art and Heart of Leonardo - an exhibition

An exhibition chiefly of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings, as seen through contemporary eyes.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight True to Nature: Open Air Painting in Europe 1780

In this unique exhibition, explore the inventive ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moment in nature, capturing the effects of light, drama, and atmosphere first-hand in the open air.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt

Kettle’s Yard is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by internationally renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957, Beijing) in which new and existing work will be shown alongside historic Chinese objects

11:30AM - 1:00PM

Lies, Spies and Double-Dealing: A Cambridge Spy Tour

A walking tour which unmasks the long tradition of Cambridge spying, from the earliest days of the university to recent times; from Christopher Marlowe to James Blunt, via James Bond. The tour will be led by Green Badge Guides.

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Sex and the City: Cambridge Women, Town and Gown

A guided tour through the lovely centre of Cambridge which explores the inspiring, shocking and delightful stories of its women. From poets to bedders, from scientists to social reformers - get to know some of these amazing hidden figures.

7:30PM - 9:00PM

Fitzwilliam String Quartet live at Clare Hall

Join us for a mesmerising performance by the much-revered Fitzwilliam String Quartet this May, live from Clare Hall, University of Cambridge.