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Events open to the public from the University of Cambridge

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Mon 16 May 9:00AM - 5:00PM

The Art and Heart of Leonardo - an exhibition

An exhibition chiefly of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings, as seen through contemporary eyes.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Samurai: History and Legend

Samurai are a well-known image of Japan, but they are as much legend as history. Our Samurai: History and Legend exhibition explores the literary concept of the samurai and the changing nature of Japanese warrior culture from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Diverse pleasures

An exhibition of paintings and ceramics curated by Ben Risk

10:00AM - 1:00PM

ONLINE COURSE What does that mean? An introduction to Latin terms and naming

Find out the histories behind the names and let the binomial system lead you down a garden path blooming with adventure and discovery

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Highlight Annual Jo Cox Memorial Lecture

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi PC will deliver the fifth Annual Jo Cox Memorial Lecture.

6:15PM - 7:45PM

Iyengar Yoga Class

Small class with experienced teacher Robert Ashman.

Tue 17 May 9:00AM - 5:00PM

The Art and Heart of Leonardo - an exhibition

An exhibition chiefly of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings, as seen through contemporary eyes.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Samurai: History and Legend

Samurai are a well-known image of Japan, but they are as much legend as history. Our Samurai: History and Legend exhibition explores the literary concept of the samurai and the changing nature of Japanese warrior culture from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Diverse pleasures

An exhibition of paintings and ceramics curated by Ben Risk

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight True to Nature: Open Air Painting in Europe 1780

In this unique exhibition, explore the inventive ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moment in nature, capturing the effects of light, drama, and atmosphere first-hand in the open air.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt

Kettle’s Yard is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by internationally renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957, Beijing) in which new and existing work will be shown alongside historic Chinese objects

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Lisa Parks: Media Infrastructures and Globalization

Join Lisa Parks to discover why people’s everyday experiences with media technologies are vital to understanding media globalization.

7:15PM - 8:15PM

University social club swimming Cancelled

This event has been cancelled. Lane swimming available every Tuesday for University and non-University individuals

Wed 18 May 9:00AM

Wellness Wanders

Short (approx. 10 min) films taking viewers on a virtual wander around the Garden.

9:00AM - 5:00PM

The Art and Heart of Leonardo - an exhibition

An exhibition chiefly of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings, as seen through contemporary eyes.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Samurai: History and Legend

Samurai are a well-known image of Japan, but they are as much legend as history. Our Samurai: History and Legend exhibition explores the literary concept of the samurai and the changing nature of Japanese warrior culture from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Diverse pleasures

An exhibition of paintings and ceramics curated by Ben Risk

10:00AM - 4:00PM

CLASSROOM COURSE Painting flowers in summer

Learn the basics of how flowers are put together with pencil and watercolour in this two day botanical illustration course

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight True to Nature: Open Air Painting in Europe 1780

In this unique exhibition, explore the inventive ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moment in nature, capturing the effects of light, drama, and atmosphere first-hand in the open air.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt

Kettle’s Yard is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by internationally renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957, Beijing) in which new and existing work will be shown alongside historic Chinese objects

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Eating to Extinction

Can we reclaim food and ingredients that can save the planet and make us healthy?

6:00PM - 7:00PM

International Day of Light - #LivefromLucy: "Imaging Light in Medicine" with Dr Joshua Kaggie

In celebration of the UNESCO International Day of Light, Dr Joshua Kaggie will be discussing different kinds of light and how they are used in medicine.

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Butterfly talk: Pinning down the butterfly effect

Join us on Zoom for this talk on butterflies with Galina Jönsson.

Thu 19 May 9:00AM - 5:00PM

The Art and Heart of Leonardo - an exhibition

An exhibition chiefly of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings, as seen through contemporary eyes.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Samurai: History and Legend

Samurai are a well-known image of Japan, but they are as much legend as history. Our Samurai: History and Legend exhibition explores the literary concept of the samurai and the changing nature of Japanese warrior culture from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Diverse pleasures

An exhibition of paintings and ceramics curated by Ben Risk

10:00AM - 4:00PM

CLASSROOM COURSE Painting flowers in summer

Learn the basics of how flowers are put together with pencil and watercolour in this two day botanical illustration course

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight True to Nature: Open Air Painting in Europe 1780

In this unique exhibition, explore the inventive ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moment in nature, capturing the effects of light, drama, and atmosphere first-hand in the open air.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt

Kettle’s Yard is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by internationally renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957, Beijing) in which new and existing work will be shown alongside historic Chinese objects

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 20 May 9:00AM - 5:00PM

The Art and Heart of Leonardo - an exhibition

An exhibition chiefly of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings, as seen through contemporary eyes.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Samurai: History and Legend

Samurai are a well-known image of Japan, but they are as much legend as history. Our Samurai: History and Legend exhibition explores the literary concept of the samurai and the changing nature of Japanese warrior culture from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Diverse pleasures

An exhibition of paintings and ceramics curated by Ben Risk

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight True to Nature: Open Air Painting in Europe 1780

In this unique exhibition, explore the inventive ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moment in nature, capturing the effects of light, drama, and atmosphere first-hand in the open air.

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

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt

Kettle’s Yard is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by internationally renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957, Beijing) in which new and existing work will be shown alongside historic Chinese objects

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Frances Haugen: Can we trust tech?

Join Facebook whistleblower, Frances Haugen, to discuss trust in digital tech and big tech’s role in national security.

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.

Sat 21 May 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Africa Together Conference

The Africa Together Conference is the premier student-led conference on Africa at the University of Cambridge. For nearly a decade, the conference has continued to assemble Africa’s sharpest and most influential minds.

9:00AM - 5:00PM

The Art and Heart of Leonardo - an exhibition

An exhibition chiefly of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings, as seen through contemporary eyes.

9:00AM - 6:30PM

Samurai: History and Legend

Samurai are a well-known image of Japan, but they are as much legend as history. Our Samurai: History and Legend exhibition explores the literary concept of the samurai and the changing nature of Japanese warrior culture from the 12th to the 19th centuries.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight True to Nature: Open Air Painting in Europe 1780

In this unique exhibition, explore the inventive ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moment in nature, capturing the effects of light, drama, and atmosphere first-hand in the open air.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt

Kettle’s Yard is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by internationally renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957, Beijing) in which new and existing work will be shown alongside historic Chinese objects

2:00PM - 3:00PM

LGBTQ+ Bridging Binaries Guided Tours

Join our volunteer guides as they share their personal selection of fascinating stories about gender and sex in the animal world at the Museum of Zoology

6:00PM - 10:00PM

Pro Wrestling EAST: The Rasslin' Bunch

Cambridge's most exciting wrestling promotion bring more thrilling action and storytelling to Storey's Field Centre.

Sun 22 May 9:00AM - 5:00PM

The Art and Heart of Leonardo - an exhibition

An exhibition chiefly of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings, as seen through contemporary eyes.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hockney's Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight True to Nature: Open Air Painting in Europe 1780

In this unique exhibition, explore the inventive ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moment in nature, capturing the effects of light, drama, and atmosphere first-hand in the open air.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt

Kettle’s Yard is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by internationally renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957, Beijing) in which new and existing work will be shown alongside historic Chinese objects

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

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.