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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 7 May 2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Designed to Impress

Focussing on key objects from the 15th to the 21st centuries, this exhibition will feature a selection of some of the Fitzwilliam’s most spectacular prints, and gives visitors an insight into the extraordinary breadth of the collection.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Museum’s excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive with the range of emotions that it commands; from admiration and affection, joy and passion, longing and despair, to insults, indifference, grief and remembrance.

Tue 8 May 2018 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Adam King - New Suburbia Flowers

Adam King's whimsical sculptures try to come to terms with the rapid changes to the Norfolk landscape he grew up in.

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Renee Spierdijk - Imposed Transitions

Renee Spierdijk's paintings deal with the experience of imposed identity and migration.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Designed to Impress

Focussing on key objects from the 15th to the 21st centuries, this exhibition will feature a selection of some of the Fitzwilliam’s most spectacular prints, and gives visitors an insight into the extraordinary breadth of the collection.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Matt Smith's Flux: Parian unpacked

Exploring themes of mass production, celebrity, colonialism and our notion of history, this impressive installation by ceramic artist and curator, Matt Smith, features over 100 sculptural parian busts from the Glynn collection of parian.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Museum’s excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive with the range of emotions that it commands; from admiration and affection, joy and passion, longing and despair, to insults, indifference, grief and remembrance.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Things of Beauty Growing: British studio pottery

Things of Beauty Growing is the largest exhibition of its kind in recent times, displaying over 100 historic and contemporary ceramics by potters including Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, Alison Britton, Grayson Perry and Julian Stair.

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 9 May 2018 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Adam King - New Suburbia Flowers

Adam King's whimsical sculptures try to come to terms with the rapid changes to the Norfolk landscape he grew up in.

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Renee Spierdijk - Imposed Transitions

Renee Spierdijk's paintings deal with the experience of imposed identity and migration.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Designed to Impress

Focussing on key objects from the 15th to the 21st centuries, this exhibition will feature a selection of some of the Fitzwilliam’s most spectacular prints, and gives visitors an insight into the extraordinary breadth of the collection.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Matt Smith's Flux: Parian unpacked

Exploring themes of mass production, celebrity, colonialism and our notion of history, this impressive installation by ceramic artist and curator, Matt Smith, features over 100 sculptural parian busts from the Glynn collection of parian.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Museum’s excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive with the range of emotions that it commands; from admiration and affection, joy and passion, longing and despair, to insults, indifference, grief and remembrance.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Things of Beauty Growing: British studio pottery

Things of Beauty Growing is the largest exhibition of its kind in recent times, displaying over 100 historic and contemporary ceramics by potters including Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, Alison Britton, Grayson Perry and Julian Stair.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Stephen Chambers: The Court of Redonda

The Heong Gallery is delighted to announce the UK presentation of The Court of Redonda – a major solo exhibition by Stephen Chambers RA, following its highly acclaimed unveiling as a Collateral Event of the 2017 Venice Biennale.

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 10 May 2018 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Adam King - New Suburbia Flowers

Adam King's whimsical sculptures try to come to terms with the rapid changes to the Norfolk landscape he grew up in.

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Renee Spierdijk - Imposed Transitions

Renee Spierdijk's paintings deal with the experience of imposed identity and migration.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Designed to Impress

Focussing on key objects from the 15th to the 21st centuries, this exhibition will feature a selection of some of the Fitzwilliam’s most spectacular prints, and gives visitors an insight into the extraordinary breadth of the collection.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Matt Smith's Flux: Parian unpacked

Exploring themes of mass production, celebrity, colonialism and our notion of history, this impressive installation by ceramic artist and curator, Matt Smith, features over 100 sculptural parian busts from the Glynn collection of parian.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Museum’s excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive with the range of emotions that it commands; from admiration and affection, joy and passion, longing and despair, to insults, indifference, grief and remembrance.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Things of Beauty Growing: British studio pottery

Things of Beauty Growing is the largest exhibition of its kind in recent times, displaying over 100 historic and contemporary ceramics by potters including Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, Alison Britton, Grayson Perry and Julian Stair.

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Highlight Inuit Visions of the Polar World with Dr Michael Bravo (Scott Polar Research Institute)

The Inuit of the High Arctic are famed for their navigation skills in a vast landscape, but just how far can they travel? Come to the Heong Gallery to discover the full extent of Inuit visions of their landscape across land, sea, and ice, with routes spanning the full width of North America all the way from Alaska to Greenland.

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Changes of State and Mind - Professor Dame Carol Robinson

Wolfson President, Jane Clarke, is pleased to welcome a fellow chemist to deliver the Lee Seng Tee Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, 10 May at 6pm. The event will be preceded by a drinks reception where guests can mingle before the lecture.

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Lloyd & Macfarlane - Fair & affordable housing by 2027

In a rare double act, Toby Lloyd (of Shelter) and Laurie Macfarlane (ex-NEF) will present their vision of how we can make Britain's housing market work fairly in 2027.

Fri 11 May 2018 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Adam King - New Suburbia Flowers

Adam King's whimsical sculptures try to come to terms with the rapid changes to the Norfolk landscape he grew up in.

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Renee Spierdijk - Imposed Transitions

Renee Spierdijk's paintings deal with the experience of imposed identity and migration.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Designed to Impress

Focussing on key objects from the 15th to the 21st centuries, this exhibition will feature a selection of some of the Fitzwilliam’s most spectacular prints, and gives visitors an insight into the extraordinary breadth of the collection.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Matt Smith's Flux: Parian unpacked

Exploring themes of mass production, celebrity, colonialism and our notion of history, this impressive installation by ceramic artist and curator, Matt Smith, features over 100 sculptural parian busts from the Glynn collection of parian.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Museum’s excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive with the range of emotions that it commands; from admiration and affection, joy and passion, longing and despair, to insults, indifference, grief and remembrance.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Things of Beauty Growing: British studio pottery

Things of Beauty Growing is the largest exhibition of its kind in recent times, displaying over 100 historic and contemporary ceramics by potters including Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, Alison Britton, Grayson Perry and Julian Stair.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Stephen Chambers: The Court of Redonda

The Heong Gallery is delighted to announce the UK presentation of The Court of Redonda – a major solo exhibition by Stephen Chambers RA, following its highly acclaimed unveiling as a Collateral Event of the 2017 Venice Biennale.

8:00PM - 9:30PM

Highlight Cambridge University Wind Orchestra Anniversary Concert

A special concert celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Cambridge University Wind Orchestra.

Sat 12 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Designed to Impress

Focussing on key objects from the 15th to the 21st centuries, this exhibition will feature a selection of some of the Fitzwilliam’s most spectacular prints, and gives visitors an insight into the extraordinary breadth of the collection.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Matt Smith's Flux: Parian unpacked

Exploring themes of mass production, celebrity, colonialism and our notion of history, this impressive installation by ceramic artist and curator, Matt Smith, features over 100 sculptural parian busts from the Glynn collection of parian.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Museum’s excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive with the range of emotions that it commands; from admiration and affection, joy and passion, longing and despair, to insults, indifference, grief and remembrance.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Things of Beauty Growing: British studio pottery

Things of Beauty Growing is the largest exhibition of its kind in recent times, displaying over 100 historic and contemporary ceramics by potters including Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, Alison Britton, Grayson Perry and Julian Stair.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Stephen Chambers: The Court of Redonda

The Heong Gallery is delighted to announce the UK presentation of The Court of Redonda – a major solo exhibition by Stephen Chambers RA, following its highly acclaimed unveiling as a Collateral Event of the 2017 Venice Biennale.

6:30PM - 7:50PM

Bach Cantata Evensong

Performed by the Choir of St John's College, Cambridge and St John’s Sinfonia Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha St John's Sinfonia led by Margaret Faultless

7:30PM - 9:30PM

The Performer's Voice: On Re-Creating the Score in Performance

Flute Recital

8:00PM - 10:00PM

Highlight Cambridge University Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky

CUO are joined by conductor Jamie Phillips and cellist Michael Petrov for this exciting programme including Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations.

Sun 13 May 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Matt Smith's Flux: Parian unpacked

Exploring themes of mass production, celebrity, colonialism and our notion of history, this impressive installation by ceramic artist and curator, Matt Smith, features over 100 sculptural parian busts from the Glynn collection of parian.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Stephen Chambers: The Court of Redonda

The Heong Gallery is delighted to announce the UK presentation of The Court of Redonda – a major solo exhibition by Stephen Chambers RA, following its highly acclaimed unveiling as a Collateral Event of the 2017 Venice Biennale.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Designed to Impress

Focussing on key objects from the 15th to the 21st centuries, this exhibition will feature a selection of some of the Fitzwilliam’s most spectacular prints, and gives visitors an insight into the extraordinary breadth of the collection.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Matt Smith's Flux: Parian unpacked

Exploring themes of mass production, celebrity, colonialism and our notion of history, this impressive installation by ceramic artist and curator, Matt Smith, features over 100 sculptural parian busts from the Glynn collection of parian.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Museum’s excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive with the range of emotions that it commands; from admiration and affection, joy and passion, longing and despair, to insults, indifference, grief and remembrance.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Things of Beauty Growing: British studio pottery

Things of Beauty Growing is the largest exhibition of its kind in recent times, displaying over 100 historic and contemporary ceramics by potters including Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, Alison Britton, Grayson Perry and Julian Stair.

2:30PM - 3:30PM

Madingley Concert: Ignacio Mañá Mesas (saxophone) and Lucy Walker (piano)

A free Sunday afternoon concert at Madingley Hall, featuring works for saxophone and piano, including music by Tomasi.

6:00PM - 6:25PM

Organ Recital

To be performed by Dr James Lancelot (Canon Organist Emeritus, Durham Cathedral)