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Mon 17 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Holding Time

An art exhibition by Ruth Murray and Linda Hemmersbach

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.

10:00AM

Photography Competition – Weird and Wonderful in Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is delighted to partner again with the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) to offer this free-to-enter competition.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight 70 Years of New Hall & Murray Edwards College

70 years ago, New Hall opened as the third foundation for women at the University of Cambridge on a shoestring with just 16 students. This exhibition traces the history of a women's college,

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 - 6:00PM

Mystery History Family Trail

Uncover the hidden stories of the Garden on this exciting adventure.

Tue 18 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Holding Time

An art exhibition by Ruth Murray and Linda Hemmersbach

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.

10:00AM

Photography Competition – Weird and Wonderful in Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is delighted to partner again with the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) to offer this free-to-enter competition.

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 70 Years of New Hall & Murray Edwards College

70 years ago, New Hall opened as the third foundation for women at the University of Cambridge on a shoestring with just 16 students. This exhibition traces the history of a women's college,

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 - 6:00PM

Mystery History Family Trail

Uncover the hidden stories of the Garden on this exciting adventure.

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Highlight We Must Move the Needle on Inequality in Academia

Annual Gloria Carpenter Lecture - delivered by Professor Ijeoma F. Uchegbu FMedSci, HonFRSC

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Highlight The Really Popular Book Club: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Join Cambridge University Library for our monthly online book club. All welcome!

Wed 19 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Holding Time

An art exhibition by Ruth Murray and Linda Hemmersbach

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.

9:30AM - 12:30PM

Seeing Through Her Paintings: Leonora Carrington and technical art history

This symposium gives insights into the recent and first technical art historical studies of works by the British-born Mexican artist Leonora Carrington (1917–2011) in Mexico and the United Kingdom.

10:00AM

Photography Competition – Weird and Wonderful in Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is delighted to partner again with the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) to offer this free-to-enter competition.

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 70 Years of New Hall & Murray Edwards College

70 years ago, New Hall opened as the third foundation for women at the University of Cambridge on a shoestring with just 16 students. This exhibition traces the history of a women's college,

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 - 6:00PM

Mystery History Family Trail

Uncover the hidden stories of the Garden on this exciting adventure.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight ALISON WILDING RA: By the Mark - and the Line below the Loaf

An exhibition of four decades of drawings by Alison Wilding RA.

4:00PM - 5:30PM

Book launch - The Homeric Centos: Homer and the Bible Interwoven

Was Homer a Christian ‘theologian’? Could pagan gods and heroes express nascent Nicene faith? The Cambridge Interfaith Programme welcomes Dr Anna Lefteratou, Senior Lecturer in Patristics at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, with a launch for her book, The Homeric Centos: Homer and the Bible interwoven (OUP, 2023).

6:30PM - 7:45PM

Think Firstly of Your Walls: Inspirations Behind David’s Designs with Fiona Rose

Join former William Morris Society Trustee and Arts Society Lecturer, Fiona Rose for a talk about the inspirations behind David Parr’s designs.

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Zoology Live! Animal Connections the LIVESTREAM

Join us LIVE online as we chat to zoology experts

Thu 20 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Holding Time

An art exhibition by Ruth Murray and Linda Hemmersbach

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.

10:00AM

Photography Competition – Weird and Wonderful in Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is delighted to partner again with the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) to offer this free-to-enter competition.

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 70 Years of New Hall & Murray Edwards College

70 years ago, New Hall opened as the third foundation for women at the University of Cambridge on a shoestring with just 16 students. This exhibition traces the history of a women's college,

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 - 6:00PM

Mystery History Family Trail

Uncover the hidden stories of the Garden on this exciting adventure.

11:00AM - 2:00PM

Falling Walls Lab Cambridge

The Falling Walls Lab gives students and early-career professionals a chance to present their groundbreaking research to win a spot at the Falling Walls Lab finale in Berlin in November 2024. Each candidate has 3 minutes to showcase a breakthrough that creates a positive impact on science and society. The jury as well as the audience are going to vote for their favourite idea.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight ALISON WILDING RA: By the Mark - and the Line below the Loaf

An exhibition of four decades of drawings by Alison Wilding RA.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

George Mallory: Magdalene to the Mountain

An exhibition reflecting on the life and career of George Mallory.

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 21 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Holding Time

An art exhibition by Ruth Murray and Linda Hemmersbach

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.

10:00AM

Photography Competition – Weird and Wonderful in Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is delighted to partner again with the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) to offer this free-to-enter competition.

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 70 Years of New Hall & Murray Edwards College

70 years ago, New Hall opened as the third foundation for women at the University of Cambridge on a shoestring with just 16 students. This exhibition traces the history of a women's college,

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 - 6:00PM

Mystery History Family Trail

Uncover the hidden stories of the Garden on this exciting adventure.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight ALISON WILDING RA: By the Mark - and the Line below the Loaf

An exhibition of four decades of drawings by Alison Wilding RA.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

George Mallory: Magdalene to the Mountain

An exhibition reflecting on the life and career of George Mallory.

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 22 June 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

Photography Competition – Weird and Wonderful in Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is delighted to partner again with the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) to offer this free-to-enter competition.

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 - 4:00PM

Zoology Live! Animal connections Family Day

Join us for a day of free activities in the Museum plus some Wildlife Walks from the Museum. This is our biggest family day of the year - hope you can join us!

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 70 Years of New Hall & Murray Edwards College

70 years ago, New Hall opened as the third foundation for women at the University of Cambridge on a shoestring with just 16 students. This exhibition traces the history of a women's college,

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 - 6:00PM

Mystery History Family Trail

Uncover the hidden stories of the Garden on this exciting adventure.

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

Megan Rooney: Echoes & Hours

This is the first major solo exhibition in the UK of work by Megan Rooney (b. 1985, South Africa). Her paintings have an irresistible life and energy, renewing the potential of abstraction to embody the richness of the visual world.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight ALISON WILDING RA: By the Mark - and the Line below the Loaf

An exhibition of four decades of drawings by Alison Wilding RA.

2:00PM

We Refugees: a trail on seeking refuge in the ancient world

Explore a trail on ancient and modern refuge seekers

2:00PM - 4:00PM

George Mallory: Magdalene to the Mountain

An exhibition reflecting on the life and career of George Mallory.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

We Refugees: a trail on seeking refuge in the ancient world

Drop in for our special Saturday opening and trail!

4:30PM - 5:30PM

Concert for children

Orchestral concert with live on-stage artist

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Highlight Muktodhara- Endless flow of dance, storytelling and more!

An evening with Noel Datta- an accomplished Manipuri dancer and a licensed dance movement psychotherapist practising in the UK

7:30PM - 9:30PM

Pictures at an Exhibition

Orchestral concert by CCSO with live interactive artist

Sun 23 June 10:00AM

Photography Competition – Weird and Wonderful in Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is delighted to partner again with the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) to offer this free-to-enter competition.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight 70 Years of New Hall & Murray Edwards College

70 years ago, New Hall opened as the third foundation for women at the University of Cambridge on a shoestring with just 16 students. This exhibition traces the history of a women's college,

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 - 6:00PM

Mystery History Family Trail

Uncover the hidden stories of the Garden on this exciting adventure.

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

Megan Rooney: Echoes & Hours

This is the first major solo exhibition in the UK of work by Megan Rooney (b. 1985, South Africa). Her paintings have an irresistible life and energy, renewing the potential of abstraction to embody the richness of the visual world.

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

Highlight ALISON WILDING RA: By the Mark - and the Line below the Loaf

An exhibition of four decades of drawings by Alison Wilding RA.

2:00PM - 3:00PM

The Great Fen

A talk by Henry Stanier from the Wildlife Trust about the Great Fen.

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.