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Mon 2 May 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

6:15PM - 7:45PM

Iyengar Yoga Class

Small class with experienced teacher Robert Ashman.

Tue 3 May 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 Vicious vegetables and ferocious fruit – the chemistry of plant defence and how humans benefit

Explore the chemistry of a range of our “Five a Day” giving you a very different view on the vegetable plot

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

5:30PM - 6:45PM

The idea of the Indigenous map : examples from the RGS-IBG collections

A talk by Joy Slappnig (Royal Holloway, University of London) in the 'Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography' series.

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 4 May 9:00AM

Wellness Wanders

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

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 - 12:30PM

System Change in Philanthropy for Development

To celebrate 2 years since CSP’s inception and the formalisation of our research agenda, please join us for the landmark launch of our report entitled ‘System Change in Philanthropy for Development: A Research Framework for Global Growth Markets’ based on the key findings from our extensive data collection.

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

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Understanding Clinical Research and how you can help to shape it!

Find out how doctors and scientists learn more about human health and disease through research and how you can help us improve our research!

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Butterfly Talk: Using wildlife of the past to guide conservation today

Join us online as expert Matt Hayes talks about butterflies past and present.

Thu 5 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

CLASSROOM COURSE Around the garden in a handful of herbs

This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the aromatic world of culinary herbs

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 International Garden Photographer of the Year 2022

The 15th exhibition of the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) competition opens in the Botanic Garden on 15 March.

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 6 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.

10:00AM - 7:30PM

The post-Windrush generation: black British voices of resistance

This pathbreaking conference will explore what it really means to be black in Britain, providing a space for leading black commentators to address a range of core themes including identity, belonging, recognition and resistance.

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

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Highlight In Conversation with Emeritus the Venerable Mina Smallman

To mark this year’s Stephen Lawrence Day, we are delighted to welcome Mina Smallman to Murray Edwards College.

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 7 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.

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.

10:30AM - 6:30PM

The post-Windrush generation: black British voices of resistance

This pathbreaking conference will explore what it really means to be black in Britain, providing a space for leading black commentators to address a range of core themes including identity, belonging, recognition and resistance.

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

1:00PM - 2:00PM

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

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Family first Saturdays

Visit our Fitz Family Welcome Point and collect materials to use in the Museum.

7:30PM - 9:30PM

Francesca Dego performs Brahms’ Violin Concerto

Alpesh Chauhan conducts the Cambridge University Orchestra

Sun 8 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.