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Cambridge Festival 2024

The Cambridge Festival returns for 2024.

Thu 23 November 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.

10:00AM - 12:00PM

The Personality and Legacy of Fox

An exhibition highlighting innovative Cambridgeshire archaeologist Sir Cyril Fox (1882-1967).

10:00AM - 4:00PM

CLASSROOM COURSE Native trees in winter

Get to grips with the terminology of stems, winter buds and conifer needles and cones with Ros Bennett

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

Bodies: Past and Present

An exhibition of student art

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

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.

1:30PM - 3:00PM

The Cambridge Colleges: A Walking Tour

A walking tour that takes an in-depth look at unusual aspects of several of the city centre colleges and, depending on public access on the day, will include a visit to one in order to really discover just what goes on!

2:00PM - 4:00PM

The Personality and Legacy of Fox

An exhibition highlighting innovative Cambridgeshire archaeologist Sir Cyril Fox (1882-1967).

4:00PM - 5:30PM

Garrod Research Seminar - Ancient DNA and cultural transmission

The Garrod Research Seminar Series is the Department of Archaeology’s principal seminar series of invited scholarly lectures. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. This term, the series will focus on the interplay of cultural evolution and archaeology.

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Highlight Sandars 2023 - Lecture Three

The third and final lecture looks at binders, their trade networks, and their customers. Hosted by Cambridge University Libraries.

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.