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Events open to the public from the University of Cambridge

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Mon 26 February 9:00AM - 7:00PM

Exhibition - The Expanded Librarian

The Expanded Librarian exhibition is the result of a series of collaborative artists’ workshops investigating different approaches to what the figure of the Expanded Librarian can be, and to add to the existing discourses of text & image – theoretically, methodologically and as artistic strategy.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Crazy Cone Caper self-led trail

Join us for a fantastic whodunit mystery this winter and track down who has been stealing seeds from pinecones!

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Highlight The quest for the first stars and first black holes with the James Webb Space Telescope

A Lecture by Professor Roberto Maiolino FRS, Professor of Experimental Astrophysics, the Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge.

7:00PM - 9:00PM

In Search of Berlin The Story of a Reinvented City

John Kampfner will introduce his new book In Search of Berlin The Story of a Reinvented City

Tue 27 February 9:00AM

Highlight Cambridge Networking Conference (CAN)

Creative place-making – how the arts and culture make a thriving city

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Exhibition - The Expanded Librarian

The Expanded Librarian exhibition is the result of a series of collaborative artists’ workshops investigating different approaches to what the figure of the Expanded Librarian can be, and to add to the existing discourses of text & image – theoretically, methodologically and as artistic strategy.

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

Beneath Our Feet: Archaeology of the Cambridge Region

A new exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology explores the traces of where people have lived, worked and died for thousands of years in Cambridgeshire.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Crazy Cone Caper self-led trail

Join us for a fantastic whodunit mystery this winter and track down who has been stealing seeds from pinecones!

10:00AM - 5:00PM on Fri 24 May

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

The Cambridge Colleges: A Walking Tour

A walking tour that takes an in-depth look at unusual aspects of several of the city centre colleges and, depending on public access on the day, will include a visit to one in order to really discover just what goes on!

12:30PM - 2:00PM

Rescuing Religion from Obsolescence? John Templeton on Science and Religion

On 27th February at 1pm Dr Pete Jordan will give a seminar entitled ‘Rescuing Religion from Obsolescence? John Templeton on Science and Religion’. A light sandwich lunch will be provided from 12:30 in the Healey Room, Westminster College, Madingley Road Cambridge.

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert | GAMELAN

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing sounds of the Cambridge Gamelan Society.

1:30PM - 3:30PM

Charles Darwin in Cambridge: A Walking Tour

Find out why Charles Darwin, an undergraduate in Cambridge, once said "Upon the whole, the three years I spent at Cambridge were the most joyful of my happy life.”

5:00PM - 7:00PM

How to be Human in a Collapsing Economy - The 10th Alistair Berkley Memorial Lecture

The lecture is named in memory of Alistair Berkley, a student at Robinson College who was killed in the Lockerbie Air Disaster. Alistair’s parents established it to honour their son’s commitment to social justice, focusing in particular on issues of equality.

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Disruption, Democracy & the Global Order: An Evening with Yuval Noah Harari

CSER and King’s College Cambridge are pleased to host a talk by Professor Yuval Noah Harari on Disruption, Democracy & the Global Order

5:30PM - 7:00PM

The Age of Revolutions in Southern Europe

What is a revolution? What role did Southern Europe play in the history of modern politics?

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Highlight In Conversation with Dame Deborah Bronnert DCMG

In Conversation event with the former Ambassador to Russian Federation will be hosted by Dorothy Byrne, President of Murray Edwards College.

7:30PM - 8:45PM

"Time and Western Man": Wyndham Lewis’s Modernist Critique

Prof Paul Edwards takes us into the life and work of painter and writer Wyndham Lewis.

8:30PM - 9:30PM

Persian Music Concert

We will be performing classical Persian songs that embody the historical nuances of Persian culture.

Wed 28 February 9:00AM - 7:00PM

Exhibition - The Expanded Librarian

The Expanded Librarian exhibition is the result of a series of collaborative artists’ workshops investigating different approaches to what the figure of the Expanded Librarian can be, and to add to the existing discourses of text & image – theoretically, methodologically and as artistic strategy.

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

Beneath Our Feet: Archaeology of the Cambridge Region

A new exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology explores the traces of where people have lived, worked and died for thousands of years in Cambridgeshire.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Crazy Cone Caper self-led trail

Join us for a fantastic whodunit mystery this winter and track down who has been stealing seeds from pinecones!

10:00AM - 5:00PM on Sat 25 May

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

The Cambridge Colleges: A Walking Tour

A walking tour that takes an in-depth look at unusual aspects of several of the city centre colleges and, depending on public access on the day, will include a visit to one in order to really discover just what goes on!

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Social justice and health equity – Professor Sir Michael Marmot - Bradford Hill Seminar

All are invited to the Bradford Hill Seminar 'Social justice and health equity' with Professor Sir Michael Marmot of the Institute of Health Equity and UCL Department of Epidemiology & Public Health.

1:30PM - 3:30PM

Charles Darwin in Cambridge: A Walking Tour

Find out why Charles Darwin, an undergraduate in Cambridge, once said "Upon the whole, the three years I spent at Cambridge were the most joyful of my happy life.”

Thu 29 February 9:00AM - 7:00PM

Exhibition - The Expanded Librarian

The Expanded Librarian exhibition is the result of a series of collaborative artists’ workshops investigating different approaches to what the figure of the Expanded Librarian can be, and to add to the existing discourses of text & image – theoretically, methodologically and as artistic strategy.

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

Beneath Our Feet: Archaeology of the Cambridge Region

A new exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology explores the traces of where people have lived, worked and died for thousands of years in Cambridgeshire.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Crazy Cone Caper self-led trail

Join us for a fantastic whodunit mystery this winter and track down who has been stealing seeds from pinecones!

10:00AM - 5:00PM on Sun 26 May

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

The Cambridge Colleges: A Walking Tour

A walking tour that takes an in-depth look at unusual aspects of several of the city centre colleges and, depending on public access on the day, will include a visit to one in order to really discover just what goes on!

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Highlight Rare Disease Day - Patient Centred Research

This year, Rare Disease Day is on that rarest of days, 29th February, and to mark the occasion NIHR Cambridge BRC is hosting a free, online session on patient-centred rare disease research.

1:30PM - 3:30PM

Charles Darwin in Cambridge: A Walking Tour

Find out why Charles Darwin, an undergraduate in Cambridge, once said "Upon the whole, the three years I spent at Cambridge were the most joyful of my happy life.”

5:00PM - 7:00PM

Counterspeech: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Countering Dangerous Speech

Book launch to celebrate the publication of Counterspeech: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Countering Dangerous Speech, edited by Stefanie Ullmann (CRASSH) and Marcus Tomalin (CRASSH).

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Faith and Survival: A Religious History of the Thirty Years' War - The Dickens Brooks Lecture

The Thirty Years War (1618-1648) was Germany’s first ‘Great War’. Europe had experienced nothing like it before and would experience nothing like it again until the twentieth century. This lecture will serve as a call to augment the study of religion’s role in precipitating and prolonging early modern conflict with a recognition of the importance of faith for survival and recovery.

5:30PM - 7:00PM

The Place of Islamophobia within Debates on Racism

Join us for the second event in our new series ‘Hierarchies of Racism?’ which will will feature an amazing line-up of scholars who will explore the theme of racism from different lenses.

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.

6:00PM - 8:30PM

Highlight Everything you always wanted to know about Atomic Warfare but were afraid to ask: Nuclear Strategy in the Ukraine war era

This lecture is a must for anyone interested in international affairs and the Ukraine War! Demetrius A. Floudas, Adj. Professor at the University of Kaliningrad, furnishes a fascinating insight into how the continued standoff in Ukraine changes all parameters regarding nuclear conflict in the 21st century.

Fri 1 March 9:00AM - 7:00PM

Exhibition - The Expanded Librarian

The Expanded Librarian exhibition is the result of a series of collaborative artists’ workshops investigating different approaches to what the figure of the Expanded Librarian can be, and to add to the existing discourses of text & image – theoretically, methodologically and as artistic strategy.

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

Beneath Our Feet: Archaeology of the Cambridge Region

A new exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology explores the traces of where people have lived, worked and died for thousands of years in Cambridgeshire.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Crazy Cone Caper self-led trail

Join us for a fantastic whodunit mystery this winter and track down who has been stealing seeds from pinecones!

10:00AM - 5:00PM on Mon 27 May

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

The Cambridge Colleges: A Walking Tour

A walking tour that takes an in-depth look at unusual aspects of several of the city centre colleges and, depending on public access on the day, will include a visit to one in order to really discover just what goes on!

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 ...

7:00PM - 11:00PM

TAKE IT to the BRIDGE

Four Cambridge student bands – Temor, Quasar, East Street on a Tit, and Soft Crunchy Landing – compete as finalists for an exclusive performance slot on the mainstage at the Cambridge Club Festival.

Sat 2 March 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Family Activity: Tropical magnets

At this workshop we will be making our own magnets inspired by the shapes and colours of the flowers, leaves and fruit growing in the tropical glasshouse range.

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

Beneath Our Feet: Archaeology of the Cambridge Region

A new exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology explores the traces of where people have lived, worked and died for thousands of years in Cambridgeshire.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Crazy Cone Caper self-led trail

Join us for a fantastic whodunit mystery this winter and track down who has been stealing seeds from pinecones!

10:00AM - 5:00PM on Tue 28 May

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 - 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.

1:30PM - 3:30PM

Charles Darwin in Cambridge: A Walking Tour

Find out why Charles Darwin, an undergraduate in Cambridge, once said "Upon the whole, the three years I spent at Cambridge were the most joyful of my happy life.”

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 ...

7:30PM - 9:00PM

Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Clare Hall's quartet-in-residence performs selections from Beethoven and Haydn.

Sun 3 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Crazy Cone Caper self-led trail

Join us for a fantastic whodunit mystery this winter and track down who has been stealing seeds from pinecones!

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.

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

Beneath Our Feet: Archaeology of the Cambridge Region

A new exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology explores the traces of where people have lived, worked and died for thousands of years in Cambridgeshire.

12:00PM - 5:00PM on Wed 29 May

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.

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.