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Thu 11 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Holding Time

An art exhibition by Ruth Murray and Linda Hemmersbach

9:00AM - 5:30PM

The annual Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 2024 conference

The 2024 Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society annual Conference will be held 11-12 July 2024, in St Catharine's College, Cambridge, UK.

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 - 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 - 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.

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Jem Poster and Sarah Burton in Conversation with Yvonne Battle-Felton

Sarah Burton and Jem Poster, long-time tutors for ICE and founders of the Institute's MSt in Creative Writing, will be in conversation with Yvonne Battle-Felton, discussing their co-written novel, Eliza Mace.