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Fri 25 November 2022 10:00AM - 1:00PM

ONLINE COURSE Drawing trees

Awaken and sharpen your observational perception, and gain confidence with your drawing skills in this two part course

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Defaced! Money, Conflict, Protest

This new exhibition is the first of its kind to examine the interplay between money, power and dissent over the last 200 years – with a key strand of the show exploring the role of the individual in protesting for rights and representation.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Life is Still Life

Life is Still Life presents an exciting selection of modern and contemporary works by women artists in the genre of still life.

10:00AM - 6:00PM on Thu 5 January 2023

‘After Nature’ by Jonny Church and ‘Rocks from Yon Hills’ by C.N. Liew – an exhibition of landscapes

Clare Hall Art Committee is proud to present two exhibitions inspired by landscapes, exploring the tension between the environment and the influence of man. Oil paintings by Jonny Church are juxtaposed with ink art by C.N. Liew.

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 - 5:00PM

Pick of the month Paint Like the Swallow Sings Calypso

Kettle’s Yard is pleased to present Paint Like the Swallow Sings Calypso, a major new exhibition curated in dialogue with artists Paul Dash (b. 1946, Barbados), Errol Lloyd (b. 1943, Jamaica) and John Lyons (b. 1933, Trinidad).

12:00PM - 5:00PM


A new exhibition by artist Gavin Turk opens on 6 October 2022. In Search of Ariadne unravels the cultural meme of the reclining figure in art. What is the reclining figure? Why is this something that artists have been intrigued with for centuries and where does this form originate?

1:30PM - 4:30PM

Highlight Enslavement and Salvation at Queens’ College: an Old Library exhibition

Following two years’ research, this exhibition investigates Queens’ College’s links to the Atlantic Slave Trade, exploring the complex lives and worlds of a variety of Queens’ members through books and other objects they left behind.

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 James Blunt, via James Bond. The tour will be led by Green Badge Guides.

5:45PM - 7:15PM

I spy with my magnetic eye, something beginning with…?

Can MRI be used in non-clinical research?

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 - 10:00PM

Handel's Messiah

The Cambridge University Symphony Chorus performs Handel's 'Messiah'