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In response to Government advice, all public events at the University of Cambridge have been cancelled until further notice.

 

Open Cambridge 2021

Cambridge’s much-loved festival of history and culture, Open Cambridge, returns this September with an extended programme of free live and digital events for everyone to enjoy.

Mon 22 March 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Queering Authoritarianisms: Conflict, Resistance, and Coloniality

This interdisciplinary conference will bring together scholars and activists working on and campaigning against authoritarianisms and right-wing attacks on democracy through a queer perspective. By queering authoritarianisms, we mean making visible LGBTIQ+ lives and politics which resist authoritarian and undemocratic politics.

Tue 23 March 10:00AM - 4:45PM

Synthetic gametes and germline development for science and society

The theme for this meeting again emphasises translational bioscience in its widest sense with a focus on synthetic gametes, and drawing on a wide range of disciplinary perspectives.

12:30PM - 1:30PM

CBCoVT: Is Obesity a Choice? Dr Giles Yeo from BBC's 'Trust Me I'm a Doctor' - LIVE Webinar

Join Dr Giles Yeo of BBC's 'Horizon' and 'Trust Me I'm a Doctor' live, for a fascinating insight into the genetic causes of obesity

4:00PM - 5:30PM

Queering Authoritarianisms: Conflict, Resistance, and Coloniality

This interdisciplinary conference will bring together scholars and activists working on and campaigning against authoritarianisms and right-wing attacks on democracy through a queer perspective. By queering authoritarianisms, we mean making visible LGBTIQ+ lives and politics which resist authoritarian and undemocratic politics.

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 24 March 9:00AM

Highlight Cambridge Festival

The new Cambridge Festival will take place from 26 March to 4 April 2021, with a series of free online events and activities including podcasts, films, panel discussions, virtual tours, walks and talks for the whole family. The full programme of events will be available online at the end of February 2021. https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/

9:00AM

Wellness Wanders

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

10:00AM - 1:00PM

Cambridge University Botanic Garden Online winter 2021 adult courses

We are delighted to be able to bring you interactive online courses from the Garden.

10:00AM - 1:00PM

ONLINE COURSE Plants as global commodities

Learn about the history and chemistry of certain key crop plants with Dr Alison Foster

4:00PM - 5:30PM

Queering Authoritarianisms: Conflict, Resistance, and Coloniality

This interdisciplinary conference will bring together scholars and activists working on and campaigning against authoritarianisms and right-wing attacks on democracy through a queer perspective. By queering authoritarianisms, we mean making visible LGBTIQ+ lives and politics which resist authoritarian and undemocratic politics.

6:00PM - 7:00PM

#LivefromLucy: 'Bankers: from Pillars to Pariahs' with Ian Peacock

Join us for this informative virtual talk with Ian Peacock as he discusses how attitudes towards bankers have changed.

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Life clubs - Self improvement workshops Cancelled

This event has been cancelled. Life clubs was created in 2004 by Nina Grunfeld, best-selling author of The Life Book. Sessions are every Wednesday.

Thu 25 March 9:00AM

Highlight Cambridge Festival

The new Cambridge Festival will take place from 26 March to 4 April 2021, with a series of free online events and activities including podcasts, films, panel discussions, virtual tours, walks and talks for the whole family. The full programme of events will be available online at the end of February 2021. https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/

4:00PM - 5:30PM

Queering Authoritarianisms: Conflict, Resistance, and Coloniality

This interdisciplinary conference will bring together scholars and activists working on and campaigning against authoritarianisms and right-wing attacks on democracy through a queer perspective. By queering authoritarianisms, we mean making visible LGBTIQ+ lives and politics which resist authoritarian and undemocratic politics.

5:00PM - 6:00PM

How could blockchain disrupt the democratic landscape?

Author William Magnuson in conversation with sociologist Vili Lehdonvirta and legal scholar Jennifer Cobbe about his book 'Blockchain Democracy: Technology, Law and the Rule of the Crowd'.

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Portrait of an Artist – Henri Gaudier Brzeska, Online Talk with Sarah Burles

Join art historian Sarah Burles for an online afternoon talk on collection artist Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915).

Fri 26 March 12:00AM - 11:59PM

Colour and Texture: Making Your Own Ancient Greek Temple (Cambridge Festival)

Do you know how colourful the ancient world was? In this activity the Education Coordinator of the Museum of Classical Archaeology will show you how to draw a simplified Ancient Greek Temple and decorate it.

9:00AM

Highlight Cambridge Festival

The new Cambridge Festival will take place from 26 March to 4 April 2021, with a series of free online events and activities including podcasts, films, panel discussions, virtual tours, walks and talks for the whole family. The full programme of events will be available online at the end of February 2021. https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Spring Bingo-Cambridge Botanic Garden

This spring the Botanic Garden is playing a giant game of outdoor bingo.

12:00PM - 12:30PM

Music of Women and Birthing

An exciting line-up of daily videos and a live streamed workshop and Q&A on the fascinating tradition of Moroccan Birthing songs. Cambridge academics together with Jewish and Muslim cultural stakeholders from Morocco will discuss the deep context of women’s music, colonialism and post-colonialism, birth, fertility, orality and interreligious relations in these songs.

4:00PM - 5:30PM

Queering Authoritarianisms: Conflict, Resistance, and Coloniality

This interdisciplinary conference will bring together scholars and activists working on and campaigning against authoritarianisms and right-wing attacks on democracy through a queer perspective. By queering authoritarianisms, we mean making visible LGBTIQ+ lives and politics which resist authoritarian and undemocratic politics.

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Rebel Cell: Cancer, evolution and the science of life

Talk via Zoom by Dr Kat Arney Many of us think of cancer as a contemporary killer, a disease of our own making caused by our modern lifestyles. But that's not true. Although it might be rare in many species, cancer is the enemy lurking within almost every living creature. Why? Because cancer is a bug in the system of life. We get cancer because we can't not get it.

7:00PM - 7:45PM

Battle of the Beasts (Cambridge Festival event)

The Museum of Zoology brings you a live interactive game show - as our experts insist that their chosen animal wins the battle!

Sat 27 March 12:00AM - 11:59PM

Colour and Texture: Making Your Own Ancient Greek Temple (Cambridge Festival)

Do you know how colourful the ancient world was? In this activity the Education Coordinator of the Museum of Classical Archaeology will show you how to draw a simplified Ancient Greek Temple and decorate it.

9:00AM

Highlight Cambridge Festival

The new Cambridge Festival will take place from 26 March to 4 April 2021, with a series of free online events and activities including podcasts, films, panel discussions, virtual tours, walks and talks for the whole family. The full programme of events will be available online at the end of February 2021. https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Spring Bingo-Cambridge Botanic Garden

This spring the Botanic Garden is playing a giant game of outdoor bingo.

12:00PM - 12:30PM

Music of Women and Birthing

An exciting line-up of daily videos and a live streamed workshop and Q&A on the fascinating tradition of Moroccan Birthing songs. Cambridge academics together with Jewish and Muslim cultural stakeholders from Morocco will discuss the deep context of women’s music, colonialism and post-colonialism, birth, fertility, orality and interreligious relations in these songs.

4:00PM - 5:30PM

Queering Authoritarianisms: Conflict, Resistance, and Coloniality

This interdisciplinary conference will bring together scholars and activists working on and campaigning against authoritarianisms and right-wing attacks on democracy through a queer perspective. By queering authoritarianisms, we mean making visible LGBTIQ+ lives and politics which resist authoritarian and undemocratic politics.

6:00PM

Dreams and Fragments: Manifestations of Classical Literature in Poetry (Cambridge Festival)

How and why does classical antiquity live on in us and in our worlds? Join us online for poetry readings by Lesley Saunders and Jo Balmer, framed by the evocative surroundings of the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

8:00PM - 9:00PM

Raymond Nicolet Trust Concert - Patrick Hemmerlé

Patrick Hemmerlé, Musician-in-Residence at Clare Hall, shares a concert to raise funds and awareness for the Raymond Nicolet Trust on Saturday 27th March, from 7.30pm.

Sun 28 March 12:00AM

Curator's Tour: Casting Light on Classical Sculpture (Cambridge Festival)

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is home to more than 600 historical plaster casts of ancient sculptures. But why? Join Curator Dr Susanne Turner on this virtual tour to find out.

12:00AM - 11:59PM

Colour and Texture: Making Your Own Ancient Greek Temple (Cambridge Festival)

Do you know how colourful the ancient world was? In this activity the Education Coordinator of the Museum of Classical Archaeology will show you how to draw a simplified Ancient Greek Temple and decorate it.

9:00AM

Highlight Cambridge Festival

The new Cambridge Festival will take place from 26 March to 4 April 2021, with a series of free online events and activities including podcasts, films, panel discussions, virtual tours, walks and talks for the whole family. The full programme of events will be available online at the end of February 2021. https://www.festival.cam.ac.uk/

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Spring Bingo-Cambridge Botanic Garden

This spring the Botanic Garden is playing a giant game of outdoor bingo.

12:00PM - 12:30PM

Music of Women and Birthing

An exciting line-up of daily videos and a live streamed workshop and Q&A on the fascinating tradition of Moroccan Birthing songs. Cambridge academics together with Jewish and Muslim cultural stakeholders from Morocco will discuss the deep context of women’s music, colonialism and post-colonialism, birth, fertility, orality and interreligious relations in these songs.

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Conservation Success Stories at the Museum of Zoology

Discover the wildlife conservation success stories behind the animals on display in the Museum.