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Mon 2 October 2023 12:00AM

Participate in behavioural research at Cambridge Judge Business School

Become a member of our participant pool, support academic research and get paid for it (£10/hour). There is no need to be a student or affiliated with the University of Cambridge.

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.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

The Anxiety of Interdisciplinarity 2.0

An exhibition of 40+ contemporary artists exploring the terrain of anxiety or uncomfortable ‘between-ness’.

10:00AM - 12:00PM

The World According to Jirí Kolár

A exhibition of remarkable collages by 20th century Czech artist and political dissident Ji?í Kolá?.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Material Power: Palestinian Embroidery

Ancient, intimate and political, embroidery is the foremost cultural material of Palestine.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

The World According to Jirí Kolár

A exhibition of remarkable collages by 20th century Czech artist and political dissident Ji?í Kolá?.

Tue 3 October 2023 12:00AM

Participate in behavioural research at Cambridge Judge Business School

Become a member of our participant pool, support academic research and get paid for it (£10/hour). There is no need to be a student or affiliated with the University of Cambridge.

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.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

The Anxiety of Interdisciplinarity 2.0

An exhibition of 40+ contemporary artists exploring the terrain of anxiety or uncomfortable ‘between-ness’.

10:00AM - 12:00PM

The World According to Jirí Kolár

A exhibition of remarkable collages by 20th century Czech artist and political dissident Ji?í Kolá?.

10:00AM - 4:00PM

CLASSROOM COURSE Developing watercolour technique

Join John Wiltshire for a day's painting in the Botanic Garden

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

Highlight Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance

Which stories get remembered, and why? This exhibition explores some new stories from history – stories that help us to separate fact from fiction and history from myth.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Material Power: Palestinian Embroidery

Ancient, intimate and political, embroidery is the foremost cultural material of Palestine.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

The World According to Jirí Kolár

A exhibition of remarkable collages by 20th century Czech artist and political dissident Ji?í Kolá?.

Wed 4 October 2023 12:00AM

Participate in behavioural research at Cambridge Judge Business School

Become a member of our participant pool, support academic research and get paid for it (£10/hour). There is no need to be a student or affiliated with the University of Cambridge.

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.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

The Anxiety of Interdisciplinarity 2.0

An exhibition of 40+ contemporary artists exploring the terrain of anxiety or uncomfortable ‘between-ness’.

10:00AM - 12:00PM

The World According to Jirí Kolár

A exhibition of remarkable collages by 20th century Czech artist and political dissident Ji?í Kolá?.

10:00AM - 2:00PM

Highlight Jobs Fair - You’ve heard of us…but have you thought of working for us?

The University of Cambridge will be opening their doors to talented people who want to learn more about working for the University, and the world of opportunity it offers. The event will focus on professional services vacancies, which are the beating heart of the organisation and without which we could not deliver our research and teaching.

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

Highlight Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance

Which stories get remembered, and why? This exhibition explores some new stories from history – stories that help us to separate fact from fiction and history from myth.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Material Power: Palestinian Embroidery

Ancient, intimate and political, embroidery is the foremost cultural material of Palestine.

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Bradford Hill Seminar – Tackling Bias and Inequities in Health and Genomic Data

All are invited to the hybrid Bradford Hill Seminar 'Tackling Bias and Inequities in Health and Genomic Data' with Dr Maxine Mackintosh of Genomics England

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Precision approaches to improving obesity prevention in Queensland, Australia

All are invited to the hybrid MRC Epidemiology Seminar 'Precision approaches to improving obesity prevention in Queensland, Australia' with Dr Oliver Canfell, University of Queensland, Australia

2:00PM - 4:00PM

The World According to Jirí Kolár

A exhibition of remarkable collages by 20th century Czech artist and political dissident Ji?í Kolá?.

Thu 5 October 2023 12:00AM

Participate in behavioural research at Cambridge Judge Business School

Become a member of our participant pool, support academic research and get paid for it (£10/hour). There is no need to be a student or affiliated with the University of Cambridge.

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.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

The Anxiety of Interdisciplinarity 2.0

An exhibition of 40+ contemporary artists exploring the terrain of anxiety or uncomfortable ‘between-ness’.

10:00AM - 12:00PM

The World According to Jirí Kolár

A exhibition of remarkable collages by 20th century Czech artist and political dissident Ji?í Kolá?.

10:00AM - 1:00PM

ONLINE COURSE Researching garden history: An introduction to sources and methods

Join Twigs Way to explore the wealth of resources available for researching the history of a garden

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

Highlight Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance

Which stories get remembered, and why? This exhibition explores some new stories from history – stories that help us to separate fact from fiction and history from myth.

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Material Power: Palestinian Embroidery

Ancient, intimate and political, embroidery is the foremost cultural material of Palestine.

2:00PM - 4:00PM

The World According to Jirí Kolár

A exhibition of remarkable collages by 20th century Czech artist and political dissident Ji?í Kolá?.

5:30PM - 8:30PM

Highlight Film Screening and Director Q&A - Invisible Warriors

A free screening of the acclaimed documentary Invisible Warriors, the extraordinary untold story of a diverse group of African American 'Rosie the Riveters' during World War II.

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.

6:30PM - 8:30PM

ONLINE COURSE Drawing botanicals: From observation to imagination

Join artist and illustrator Karin Eklund on this five part evening course exploring fun and joyful ways of drawing plants and nature

7:30PM - 9:30PM

Bliss International Song Series: Sir Simon Keenlyside

Song recital with Sir Simon Keenlyside, baritone and Joseph Middleton, piano

Fri 6 October 2023 12:00AM

Participate in behavioural research at Cambridge Judge Business School

Become a member of our participant pool, support academic research and get paid for it (£10/hour). There is no need to be a student or affiliated with the University of Cambridge.

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.

9:00AM - 7:00PM

The Anxiety of Interdisciplinarity 2.0

An exhibition of 40+ contemporary artists exploring the terrain of anxiety or uncomfortable ‘between-ness’.

9:30AM - 6:00PM

‘The care of books is a difficult business’: The legacy of Francis Jenkinson

Francis Jenkinson's service as Cambridge University Librarian between 1889-1923 coincided with significant expansion of the Library's collections and changes to the broader university landscape. Eight speakers will provide a critical assessment of his legacy and prompt discussion of how his work might inform the future development and direction of research, libraries and their collections.

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

Highlight Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance

Which stories get remembered, and why? This exhibition explores some new stories from history – stories that help us to separate fact from fiction and history from myth.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Real Families: Stories of Change

Bringing together more than 120 artworks spanning painting, photography, sculpture and film, 'Real Families: Stories of Change' asks us to consider what makes a family today, and the impact our families have on us, through the eyes of contemporary artists

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

Material Power: Palestinian Embroidery

Ancient, intimate and political, embroidery is the foremost cultural material of Palestine.

12:00PM - 12:45PM

Highlight Spitting Image: A Controversial History - Curator Tour

Join the curator for a guided tour of Cambridge University Library's exhibition gallery.

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 Anthony Blunt, via James Bond. Tours are led by Green Badge Guides.

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 ...

Sat 7 October 2023 9:00AM - 4:30PM

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 - 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

Highlight Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance

Which stories get remembered, and why? This exhibition explores some new stories from history – stories that help us to separate fact from fiction and history from myth.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Real Families: Stories of Change

Bringing together more than 120 artworks spanning painting, photography, sculpture and film, 'Real Families: Stories of Change' asks us to consider what makes a family today, and the impact our families have on us, through the eyes of contemporary artists

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

Material Power: Palestinian Embroidery

Ancient, intimate and political, embroidery is the foremost cultural material of Palestine.

2:00PM - 3:30PM

The "Just How Well Do You Really Know Cambridge?" Walking Tour

A walking tour by Hidden Cambridge that will have you looking at the centre of Cambridge in a whole new light!

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 ...

Sun 8 October 2023 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 - 12:30PM

A Treasure Hunt: The Quirky Side of Cambridge

Hidden Cambridge's unique (and not app-based) treasure hunt will have you discovering quirky Cambridge-including hidden away work by Quentin Blake and something from the sculptor of "The Angel of the North", but not quite on that scale! And much more

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Material Power: Palestinian Embroidery

Ancient, intimate and political, embroidery is the foremost cultural material of Palestine.

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 Anthony Blunt, via James Bond. Tours are led by Green Badge Guides.

12:00PM - 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.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance

Which stories get remembered, and why? This exhibition explores some new stories from history – stories that help us to separate fact from fiction and history from myth.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Real Families: Stories of Change

Bringing together more than 120 artworks spanning painting, photography, sculpture and film, 'Real Families: Stories of Change' asks us to consider what makes a family today, and the impact our families have on us, through the eyes of contemporary artists

2:00PM - 3:30PM

The "Just How Well Do You Really Know Cambridge?" Walking Tour

A walking tour by Hidden Cambridge that will have you looking at the centre of Cambridge in a whole new light!

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.