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Events open to the public from the University of Cambridge

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Thu 5 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Good Government Bad Government

An exhibition of paintings by Frank Creber and Michael Johnson

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Modern Primitives

An exhibition of figurative sculptures by Cambridge based artist John Clark.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

24 Portraits: Recovering and Reimagining Women's Labour

An exhibition by Emma Copley exploring the the representation of women who work in Pathology. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Highlight Walking on Thin Ice

Experience the vision of twelve teenagers selected from around the UK to work directly with polar researchers. ‘Walking on Thin Ice: Co-operation in the face of a changing climate’ is a co-curated exhibition about climate change as they see it.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Fans Unfolded: Conserving the Lennox-Boyd collection

Showcasing rare and exquisitely decorated fans from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd, allocated to the Museum by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax in 2015, this display reveals the techniques behind the making, investigation and conservation of fans.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight FEAST & FAST: The art of food in Europe, 1500 –1800

Food defines us as individuals, communities, and nations: we are what we eat and, equally, what we don’t eat. When, where, why, how and with whom we eat are crucial to our identity. Feast & Fast presents novel approaches to understanding the history and culture of food and eating.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Goddesses, by Marian Maguire

Greek goddesses are re-imagined through a feminist lens in this contemporary art exhibition by New Zealand Artist Marian Maguire.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Rembrandt and the Nude

Rembrandt made etchings of female nudes during two distinct periods of his career: in the 1630s, and another two decades later. This exhibition draws attention to the beauty and power of Rembrandt’s treatment of the female form, despite attacks received from critics of the time.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Seeing Sound: Music, imagery and inspiration

This exhibition brings together a remarkable range of works from the Museum’s collections to explore the ways in which artists and composers have engaged in a dialogue between sight and sound.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Creative Connections: Portraits of Women Scientists and Artists

An exhibition of photographic portraits of female scientists and artists.

11:00AM - 1:00PM

Visit The Old Library at Magdalene College

The Old Library at Magdalene College, will be open to the public for viewing in 2019 on the First Thursday of the month from 11am to 1pm.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight BARBARA HEPWORTH: DIVIDED CIRCLE

BARBARA HEPWORTH: DIVIDED CIRCLE brings together rarely Seen works from major private collections and works housed at public galleries such as Abbot Hall Art Gallery (Kendal), The Courtauld Gallery (London), The Hepworth Wakefield, The Lightbox (Woking), and Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool).

5:30PM - 6:30PM

A club of their own: Cambridge women's societies and associations 1883-1914

Dr Ann Kennedy Smith talks about the influential women's groups from 1883-1914. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

6:15PM - 8:00PM

How will Brexit affect UK life online?

ORG Cambridge & Cambridge University Trust & Technology Initiative present a special event exploring Brexit's implications for UK life online.

7:30PM - 10:00PM

Rock Choir

Rock Choir is much more than a choir – it’s a multi layered singing experience.