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Mon 13 May 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.

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.

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 - 5:00PM

Activism and science: what space is there in science for activism around the climate and biodiversity crises?

In our half-day event, open to academics, students and members of the public, we will explore these and other questions.

7:30PM - 9:00PM

Cambridge Industrial Archaeology Group: Industrial Odyssey in Greece

In this multimedia programme of presentations, documentary films and discussion, take an Odyssey to Greece (Hellas) to explore its industrial heritage: ancient to modern.

Tue 14 May 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.

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 Fri 9 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.

5:00PM - 7:00PM

The Monarch's History Men: What has changed over three centuries?

The current Regius Professor, Sir Christopher Clark, will host a lecture by Professor Ludmilla Jordanova (Durham).

6:00PM - 7:30PM

St Catharine's Political Economy Seminar - ‘Financialisation and local statecraft: local government in England in austerity and centralisation, 2010’ = Professor Andy Pike

Date: Tuesday 14 May 2024 Time: 18:00 -19:30 Speaker: Professor Andy Pike Talk Title: Drifting apart? The urban-rural continuum and the evolution of political disenchantment across 30 European countries

7:30PM - 8:45PM

Designing a better urban future: Integrating people, nature, and cities

Explore the vital role that architects and planners play in providing solutions to today's environmental and social challenges.

7:30PM - 9:00PM

AGM & Talk: A Summer School of their Own – The Newnham College Summer Schools for Working Women

Mill Road History Society presents a talk by Mary Joannou about the pioneering series of residential summer schools for working women organised by Newnham College from 1922 to 1950.

Wed 15 May 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.

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 Sat 10 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.

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Is perfection the enemy of good? Challenges and opportunities for building the evidence-base to inform sexual and reproductive health policy and practice

All are welcome to our next hybrid Bradford Hill Seminar by Prof Cath Mercer of the UCL Institute for Global Health, who will discuss 'Is perfection the enemy of good? Challenges and opportunities for building the evidence-base to inform sexual and reproductive health policy and practice'.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Highlight The Betty Behrens Seminar on Classics of Historiography

Tessa Rajak on "The Jewish War" by Flavius Josephus

4:00PM - 5:30PM

Alfred Dubs Lecture: race, corporate “sovereigns” and corporate borders

The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement runs a lecture series on Migration and Refugees named after Lord Dubs, a renowned and tireless campaigner for refugee rights, famous for the two ‘Dubs Amendments’ to allow unaccompanied and separated refugee children in Europe to be reunited with family members in the UK.

4:15PM - 5:30PM

Land and Agrarian Questions in Palestine: A Conversation

Join members of the Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies to hear from Dr Mezna Qato and Dr Fadia Panosetti, University of Cambridge. They will present and discuss the topic of Land and Agrarian Questions in Palestine.

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Cyber Security in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities

Join Heather Adkins VP, Security Engineering & Head of Google’s Office of Cybersecurity Resilience, and Benefactor Fellow, for a talk and discussion with the Master of Emmanuel College, Doug Chalmers on cyber security in higher education, its challenges and opportunities.

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.

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.

Fri 17 May 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.

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 - 5:00PM

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.

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 Mon 12 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 - 12:00PM

Pepys Library Tours

A tour of the Pepys Library with Dr Jane Hughes, Pepys Librarian and Fellow of Magdalene College.

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.

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.

Sat 18 May 9:00AM - 4:30PM

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.

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 Tue 13 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 - 12:00PM

British Sign Language Exhibition Tour

Enjoy a tour of Cambridge University Library's crime fiction exhibition, Murder by the Book, with British Sign Language interpretation.

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.

Sun 19 May 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.

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

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.

12:00PM - 5:00PM on Wed 14 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.

2:30PM - 3:00PM

Science on Sundays: May 2024

Uncovering the microscopic world of mycorrhizal fungi: a talk by Dr Jen McGaley, Crop Science Centre, University of Cambridge

7:30PM - 9:00PM

Fitzwilliam String Quartet with Patrick Hemmerlé

Our quartet-in-residence performs selections Shostakovich, Liz Johnson, and Dvo?ák.