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Cambridge Festival 2024

The Cambridge Festival returns for 2024.

Mon 13 March 2023 12:00AM

Participate in behavioural research at Cambridge Judge Business School

Become a member of our participant pool, support academic research and get paid for it (£10/hour). There is no need to be a student or affiliated with the University of Cambridge.

10:00AM

Cross-Connections - Works by Ruth Rix with prints by Helga Michie

Cross-Connections: Paintings by Ruth Rix with prints by Helga Michie

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Andalusian Pageant

An exhibition of paintings by Dr Elizabeth Drayson, inspired by her research into the history of the Iberian Peninsula from 711 to 1492.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Exhibition: Radium Dreams

Award-winning poet Sue Hubbard and internationally acclaimed artist Eileen Cooper RA celebrate the life and work of the groundbreaking scientist Marie Curie.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Lucie Rie: The Adventure of PotteryReturn to What’s on

Celebrating one of the most significant potters of the twentieth century, this major new exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience Lucie Rie’s (1902-1995) ground-breaking practice across six decades.

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Obesity Prevention: The role of evidence in the policy cycle - Seminar with Dr Tazeem Bhatia

In the UK, the estimated annual cost of obesity to the NHS is £6.5 billion and wider society £58 billion. How do we use evidence in primary prevention policy? What are the opportunities for enhancing the relationship between evidence and policy?

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Highlight Nanowires: Small but mighty building blocks for efficient electronics

A lecture by Professor Hannah Joyce, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

6:15PM - 7:45PM

Iyengar Yoga Class

Small class with experienced teacher Robert Ashman.

Tue 14 March 2023 12:00AM

Participate in behavioural research at Cambridge Judge Business School

Become a member of our participant pool, support academic research and get paid for it (£10/hour). There is no need to be a student or affiliated with the University of Cambridge.

10:00AM

Cross-Connections - Works by Ruth Rix with prints by Helga Michie

Cross-Connections: Paintings by Ruth Rix with prints by Helga Michie

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean

Bringing together extraordinary antiquities, Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean takes visitors on a 4,000-year journey from life in the ancient Mediterranean to today.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Andalusian Pageant

An exhibition of paintings by Dr Elizabeth Drayson, inspired by her research into the history of the Iberian Peninsula from 711 to 1492.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Exhibition: Radium Dreams

Award-winning poet Sue Hubbard and internationally acclaimed artist Eileen Cooper RA celebrate the life and work of the groundbreaking scientist Marie Curie.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Lucie Rie: The Adventure of PotteryReturn to What’s on

Celebrating one of the most significant potters of the twentieth century, this major new exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience Lucie Rie’s (1902-1995) ground-breaking practice across six decades.

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Where’s my data? The problematic legacy of data-driven campaigning

Join this panel discussion to explore data-driven campaigning in UK elections, and what we might expect in 2023/24.

5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Clare Hall Tanner Lecture on Human Values 2023: Paul Krugman and Meg Jacobs

The 2023 Tanner Lecture at Clare Hall will be given by the Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, together with Professor Meg Jacobs, Senior Research Scholar at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. They will explore current and historic inflation.

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Ordinary violence and Street anti-Semitism in the French urban space: the role of the Abbé Lambert, mayor of Oran (1934-1941)

What was the role of local actors in fanning or smothering the flames of anti-Jewish violence in the French empire during the 1930s?

Wed 15 March 2023 12:00AM

Participate in behavioural research at Cambridge Judge Business School

Become a member of our participant pool, support academic research and get paid for it (£10/hour). There is no need to be a student or affiliated with the University of Cambridge.

10:00AM

Cross-Connections - Works by Ruth Rix with prints by Helga Michie

Cross-Connections: Paintings by Ruth Rix with prints by Helga Michie

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean

Bringing together extraordinary antiquities, Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean takes visitors on a 4,000-year journey from life in the ancient Mediterranean to today.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Andalusian Pageant

An exhibition of paintings by Dr Elizabeth Drayson, inspired by her research into the history of the Iberian Peninsula from 711 to 1492.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Exhibition: Radium Dreams

Award-winning poet Sue Hubbard and internationally acclaimed artist Eileen Cooper RA celebrate the life and work of the groundbreaking scientist Marie Curie.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Lucie Rie: The Adventure of PotteryReturn to What’s on

Celebrating one of the most significant potters of the twentieth century, this major new exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience Lucie Rie’s (1902-1995) ground-breaking practice across six decades.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Picturing the Invisible: Earthquake, Meltdown, Memory

Picturing the Invisible: Earthquake, Meltdown, Memory is an academic and artistic partnership exploring the communities ravaged by the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake. It provides a striking photographic portrait of communities living with radiation and trauma in Fukushima and neighbouring prefectures, more than a decade later.

1:15PM - 2:00PM

'Islanders': Engaging Communities

Curator, Anastasia Christophilopoulou talks about the community engagement project and associated artists involved in the Museum’s new exhibition ‘Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean'.

Thu 16 March 2023 12:00AM

Participate in behavioural research at Cambridge Judge Business School

Become a member of our participant pool, support academic research and get paid for it (£10/hour). There is no need to be a student or affiliated with the University of Cambridge.

10:00AM

Cross-Connections - Works by Ruth Rix with prints by Helga Michie

Cross-Connections: Paintings by Ruth Rix with prints by Helga Michie

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean

Bringing together extraordinary antiquities, Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean takes visitors on a 4,000-year journey from life in the ancient Mediterranean to today.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Andalusian Pageant

An exhibition of paintings by Dr Elizabeth Drayson, inspired by her research into the history of the Iberian Peninsula from 711 to 1492.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Exhibition: Radium Dreams

Award-winning poet Sue Hubbard and internationally acclaimed artist Eileen Cooper RA celebrate the life and work of the groundbreaking scientist Marie Curie.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Lucie Rie: The Adventure of PotteryReturn to What’s on

Celebrating one of the most significant potters of the twentieth century, this major new exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience Lucie Rie’s (1902-1995) ground-breaking practice across six decades.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Picturing the Invisible: Earthquake, Meltdown, Memory

Picturing the Invisible: Earthquake, Meltdown, Memory is an academic and artistic partnership exploring the communities ravaged by the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake. It provides a striking photographic portrait of communities living with radiation and trauma in Fukushima and neighbouring prefectures, more than a decade later.

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.

6:30PM - 7:30PM

Haunted Cambridge Ghost Tours

Cambridge guides' scariest storytellers take you to the darker byways of our city, where the spirits of the dead still hover ...

Fri 17 March 2023 12:00AM

Participate in behavioural research at Cambridge Judge Business School

Become a member of our participant pool, support academic research and get paid for it (£10/hour). There is no need to be a student or affiliated with the University of Cambridge.

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Exhibition: The Library of the Great Silence

An exhibition of transformative objects

10:00AM

Cross-Connections - Works by Ruth Rix with prints by Helga Michie

Cross-Connections: Paintings by Ruth Rix with prints by Helga Michie

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean

Bringing together extraordinary antiquities, Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean takes visitors on a 4,000-year journey from life in the ancient Mediterranean to today.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Andalusian Pageant

An exhibition of paintings by Dr Elizabeth Drayson, inspired by her research into the history of the Iberian Peninsula from 711 to 1492.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Exhibition: Radium Dreams

Award-winning poet Sue Hubbard and internationally acclaimed artist Eileen Cooper RA celebrate the life and work of the groundbreaking scientist Marie Curie.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Lucie Rie: The Adventure of PotteryReturn to What’s on

Celebrating one of the most significant potters of the twentieth century, this major new exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience Lucie Rie’s (1902-1995) ground-breaking practice across six decades.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Picturing the Invisible: Earthquake, Meltdown, Memory

Picturing the Invisible: Earthquake, Meltdown, Memory is an academic and artistic partnership exploring the communities ravaged by the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake. It provides a striking photographic portrait of communities living with radiation and trauma in Fukushima and neighbouring prefectures, more than a decade later.

5:00PM

Discovering the Living Space: an exploration of space, real and imagined, in times of movement and migration.

An experimental musical performance and a talk by Prof Rüdiger Görner in response to works by Ruth Rix and Helga Michie, accompanying the exhibition Cross-Connections.

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Dr Elizabeth Drayson: Painting History in the Andalusian Pageant

Dr Elizabeth Drayson will explore the close relationship between writing and art which brought her series of paintings of Spain.

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 Anthony Blunt, via James Bond. Tours are led by Green Badge Guides.

6:30PM - 7:30PM

Haunted Cambridge Ghost Tours

Cambridge guides' scariest storytellers take you to the darker byways of our city, where the spirits of the dead still hover ...

Sat 18 March 2023 9:30AM - 6:30PM

Italy’s imperial debris: spaces, objects, and fantasies of an unburied colonial past

This symposium aims to establish a dialogue between different disciplinary approaches dealing with the significance of ancient archaeological debris in imperial cultures since the early modern era.

10:00AM - 1:00PM

ONLINE COURSE Introduction to garden design

Join RHS medal-winning garden designer Paul Herrington and start designing your own garden

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean

Bringing together extraordinary antiquities, Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean takes visitors on a 4,000-year journey from life in the ancient Mediterranean to today.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Signs for the Living: an exhibition by Hannah Lister

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Signs for the Living' featuring work by Hannah Lister, winner of this year's Wolfson Royal Academy Schools Graduate prize.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Andalusian Pageant

An exhibition of paintings by Dr Elizabeth Drayson, inspired by her research into the history of the Iberian Peninsula from 711 to 1492.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Exhibition: Radium Dreams

Award-winning poet Sue Hubbard and internationally acclaimed artist Eileen Cooper RA celebrate the life and work of the groundbreaking scientist Marie Curie.

10:15AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Our Quantum World: How Quantum Technologies will Shape the Future - One Day Meeting

A one-day interdisciplinary scientific meeting organised by Professor Adrian Kent, Dr Boris Groisman, Dr Sergii Strelchuk and Professor Ron Horgan covering quantum technologies an their different aspects and varied applications.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Lucie Rie: The Adventure of PotteryReturn to What’s on

Celebrating one of the most significant potters of the twentieth century, this major new exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience Lucie Rie’s (1902-1995) ground-breaking practice across six decades.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Picturing the Invisible: Earthquake, Meltdown, Memory

Picturing the Invisible: Earthquake, Meltdown, Memory is an academic and artistic partnership exploring the communities ravaged by the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake. It provides a striking photographic portrait of communities living with radiation and trauma in Fukushima and neighbouring prefectures, more than a decade later.

7:30PM - 9:30PM

Academy of Great St. Mary's Orchestral concert

Orchestral concert - Sibelius: Karelia Suite Elgar: Wand of Youth Suite No. 2 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Sun 19 March 2023 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Signs for the Living: an exhibition by Hannah Lister

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Signs for the Living' featuring work by Hannah Lister, winner of this year's Wolfson Royal Academy Schools Graduate prize.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Andalusian Pageant

An exhibition of paintings by Dr Elizabeth Drayson, inspired by her research into the history of the Iberian Peninsula from 711 to 1492.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Exhibition: Radium Dreams

Award-winning poet Sue Hubbard and internationally acclaimed artist Eileen Cooper RA celebrate the life and work of the groundbreaking scientist Marie Curie.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Lucie Rie: The Adventure of PotteryReturn to What’s on

Celebrating one of the most significant potters of the twentieth century, this major new exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience Lucie Rie’s (1902-1995) ground-breaking practice across six decades.

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 Anthony Blunt, via James Bond. Tours are led by Green Badge Guides.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean

Bringing together extraordinary antiquities, Islanders: The Making of the Mediterranean takes visitors on a 4,000-year journey from life in the ancient Mediterranean to today.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Picturing the Invisible: Earthquake, Meltdown, Memory

Picturing the Invisible: Earthquake, Meltdown, Memory is an academic and artistic partnership exploring the communities ravaged by the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake. It provides a striking photographic portrait of communities living with radiation and trauma in Fukushima and neighbouring prefectures, more than a decade later.

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 - 9:15PM

Highlight Songs of Springtime

Choral masterpieces to celebrate the season