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Cambridge Festival 2024

The Cambridge Festival returns for 2024.

Tue 13 February 9:00AM - 6:30PM

Highlight Spitting Image: A Controversial History

Savage, grotesque, hilarious: explore Spitting Image, the puppet show that became an icon of 20th century television, with Cambridge University Library's current exhibition.

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 - 6:00PM

Highlight Women & Water

Our exhibition Women & Water explores the relationship between women and water in the works of 17 women artists, spanning from the early twentieth century to the present day. The exhibition examines how water has been used by artists both as subject matter and artistic medium to reflect the multiplicity of women’s experiences.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Making New Worlds: Li Yuan-chia and friends

This group exhibition is based on the pioneering vision of artist Li Yuan-chia (1929 – 1994) and the LYC Museum & Art Gallery which he founded and ran between 1972 and 1983 in the Cumbrian village of Banks, alongside Hadrian’s Wall.

12:30PM - 2:00PM

Kepler, Galileo and Aliens

On 13th February at 1pm Prof. Martin Barlow will give a seminar entitled ‘Kepler, Galileo and Aliens’. 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 | CAMBRIDGE PIANO TRIO

The Fitzwilliam College Auditorium provides the perfect setting for the Cambridge Piano Trio.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

The Perspective of the Medieval Scribe

Medieval Manuscripts of the Pepys and Old Libraries of Magdalene College Cambridge.

5:30PM - 7:00PM

‘Trap Life’: The psychosocial underpinnings of street crime in inner-city London

How does socio-economic marginality and trauma underpin different criminal identities in contemporary London?

7:30PM - 9:00PM

Chimney Boy: George Brewster

Mill Road History Society presents the remarkable and unexpected tale of a young chimney sweep in Victorian England.