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Fri 12 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Holding Time

An art exhibition by Ruth Murray and Linda Hemmersbach

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.


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 - 12:00PM

Data BRIDGE: Building Reliable Information from Data Generated in Everyday clinical practice for newborn care in sub-Saharan Africa

Join us for an inspiring talk by Timothy Tuti on designing a paper-to-digital information pipeline to enhance neonatal care in sub-Saharan Africa. Discover how this approach can improve clinical surveillance and service delivery in resource-limited settings, addressing data gaps and environmental challenges.

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

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 - 1:00PM

Guided Exhibition Tour

Guided tours of Cambridge University Library's exhibition, Murder by the Book: A Celebration of 20th Century British Crime Fiction.

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.

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.

7:30PM - 11:00PM

Some Voices Choir: The Listening Lounge

Some Voices is “the UK’s most exciting non-audition pop choir” according to BBC Radio.