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The Fitzwilliam Museum
05/10/2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free
Magdalene Odundo DBE is one of the greatest ceramic artists working today. Her distinctive, burnished vessels are informed by a range of art and craft traditions from around the world. This display marks 50 years since Odundo moved from Kenya to Cambridge to take an Art Foundation Course at Cambridge School of Art.
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Kettle's Yard
12/02/2022
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free
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.
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Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
14/02/2022
Free
Introducing the newly discovered fossil of Arthropleura, the largest arthropod to have ever lived.
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The Fitzwilliam Museum
Exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and the Heong Gallery, Downing College
15/03/2022
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free
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.
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Museum of Zoology
Museum of Zoology David Attenborough Building Downing St Cambridge CB2 3EJ
15/03/2022
Free
Exhibition - 'Butterflies Through Time' from 15 March to 18 Sept 2022
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The Polar Museum
18/03/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free
Visit this special display as part of your free entry to the Polar Museum.
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The Fitzwilliam Museum
03/05/2022
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free
In this beautifully considered exhibition, explore the inventive ways artists in the 18th and 19th centuries recorded fleeting moments in nature, capturing the effects of light, drama, and atmosphere first-hand in the open air.
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Museum of Zoology
21/05/2022
Free
Join our volunteer guides as they share their personal selection of fascinating stories around gender & sex in the animal world
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Museum of Zoology
Museum of Zoology Downing St Cambridge  CB2 3EJ
31/05/2022
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free
Animal Faces in Wild Spaces! Join us as we explore the wildlife of town and countryside with this craft event.
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
31/05/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£70
Learn the secrets of great garden photography with Botanic Garden photographer Howard Rice
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Online
01/06/2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free
Join us online as Esme Ashe-Jepson talks about the challenges of researching across the lifecycle of a butterfly.
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Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
01/06/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free
It's millipede madness at the Sedgwick Museum this half term
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Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
01/06/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free
Do you have a rock or fossil you would like help identifying?
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
04/06/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free with general Garden admission
In celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee weekend, join us to make a fabulous queen bee and take her on a journey to visit the royal plants of the Botanic Garden.
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
06/06/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£35
Explore the plant chemicals that provide colouration, aroma and taste of familiar and unfamiliar ornamental and edible plants
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Kettle's Yard
07/06/2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Free
Are you interested in volunteering at Kettle’s Yard? Come along to one of our Find Out More sessions to learn about the ways you could get involved and ask the Kettle’s Yard team any questions. This session will take place in person at Kettle’s Yard, but if you would rather you can also attend virtually. Please indicate when booking your ticket if you would like to attend virtually. FREE, booking required Click here to book your place now
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
07/06/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£135
An introduction to the fascinating world of flowers by looking at their structure, classification and identification
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Online
08/06/2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free
Join us online as Professor JA Thomas talks about extinction and re-establishment of the large blue butterfly in Britain.
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The Fitzwilliam Museum
08/06/2022
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Free
This talk offers a reconsideration of Modernism and Japanism: traditionally associated with male homosociality, expertise, intellectual authority and cultural power, this counternarrative shows how women artists, in particular queer identified women artists, formulated their own subjective, amateur, affective response to Japanese work, seeing it as a charged site through which to explore desire, embodiment, subjectivity, difference, intimacy, creativity and freedom.
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
09/06/2022
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£105
Join Dr Chantal Helm for this special two-part out of hours course at the Botanic Garden
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Museum of Zoology
University Museum of Zoology David Attenborough Building Downing St Cambridge CB2 3EJ
10/06/2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free
From Darwin to Dodos: Join us for a guided tour of the Museum
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The Fitzwilliam Museum
10/06/2022
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
£10
MUSE, our series of practical art workshops for adults has returned to the Museum in person! Join us to visit the exhibition Hockney’s Eye and then make mixed media joiners in our studio.
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Kettle's Yard
10/06/2022
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
£5
Early Years Studio is a fun, creative, immersive experience for children aged 0-4. The sessions are designed with early years development in mind. Artists draw upon their expertise as early years facilitators and use the Kettle’s Yard ethos and collection to create sessions where babies, toddlers and their carers can experience and learn together.
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Museum of Zoology
Museum of Zoology Downing St Cambridge CB2 3EJ
10/06/2022
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Free
Calling all 2-5 year olds! Join us at the Museum for stories & play.
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
14/06/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£180
Join artist and tutor Reinhild Raistrick to produce your own unique and exciting mixed portrait of June flowers
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
20/06/2022
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
£395
An intensive course introducing flowering plant families to committed amateurs, undergraduates, graduates and professionals
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Museum of Zoology
Online event
21/06/2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free
Join us online LIVE for an evening of talks & activities from the Museum
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Museum of Zoology
Online
22/06/2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free
Join us LIVE from the Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
This is a joint event between the Museum of Zoology and Cambridge University Botanic Garden. All the activities take place at Cambridge University Botanic Garden.
24/06/2022
Activities are £5 per adult (which includes admission to the garden). Children age 16 & under are FREE
It's BioBlitz 2022! Book onto one of many wildlife or craft activities at the Botanic Garden!
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
28/06/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£135
Join Lizzie Harper to draw and paint some of the beautiful and diverse grasses and sedges that grow in the Botanic Garden’s collection
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
30/06/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£70
A practical session learning how to measure and record your garden’s shape and dimensions
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
01/07/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£70
Develop your watercolour technique and develop as a watercolour painter with John Wiltshire
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
02/07/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free with general Garden admission
Learning all about the mysterious world of moths at this workshop. Find out which moths have been captured by the Botanic Garden moth trap and make some moth art.
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Kettle's Yard
02/07/2022
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free
Kettle’s Yard is pleased to present Howardena Pindell: A New Language, the artist’s first solo institutional exhibition in the UK. The exhibition comes to Kettle’s Yard from Fruitmarket, Edinburgh before travelling to Spike Island, Bristol. The exhibition brings together work from Pindell’s six decade long career including paintings, works on paper and video. The exhibition tracks the development of Pindell’s artistic language, and examines her work as exemplary in articulating empowerment. A New Language is organised by the Fruitmarket, Edinburgh in collaboration with Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge and Spike Island, Bristol  
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
05/07/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£70
Learn to illustrate these beautiful insects with artist and tutor Ian Loe, using pencil, pen, watercolour and coloured pencil
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Museum of Zoology
Museum of Zoology Downing St Cambridge CB2 3EJ
08/07/2022
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Free
Calling all 2-5 year olds! Join us at the Museum for stories & play!
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Museum of Zoology
University Museum of Zoology David Attenborough Building Downing St Cambridge CB2 3EJ
08/07/2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free
From Darwin to Dodos: Join us for a guided tour of the Museum of Zoology
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
10/07/2022
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Free if watching from home, or watch in the Garden with normal admission
Capturing lost wheat genetic diversity   Webinar Booking: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_psr1SRmgRhOkEQIK5vU9zw
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
12/07/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£35
Using the Botanic Garden’s collection explore how variation provides the raw material on which natural selection operates to drive evolution
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
14/07/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£135
Demystify the 'difficult’ groups and learn to understand some of their intriguing beauty
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The Polar Museum
25/07/2022
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free
Join us for our new wellbeing and making workshops for adults at the Polar Museum! Meet and Make at the Museum sessions are all about giving you a supportive and social space to be creative.
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
26/07/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£35
Join Head of Horticulture Sally Pettit on this half day course discovering which plants will add scent to your garden
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
27/07/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£45
Become a gin explorer in this hands-on and immersive virtual workshop
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
29/07/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£135
An introduction to the innovative and versatile method of fine art printmaking using sunlight and water
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
06/08/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free with general Garden admission
Use scented plants from the Botanic Garden to make your own petal potion to use at bath time.
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The Polar Museum
30/08/2022
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free
Join us for our new wellbeing and making workshops for adults at the Polar Museum! Meet and Make at the Museum sessions are all about giving you a supportive and social space to be creative.
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
03/09/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free with general Garden admission
Drop-in to this workshop and have a go at taking photographs of plants using sunlight. You can also find out the story of Anna Atkins, a brilliant botanist who took thousands of photographs of seaweeds and ferns in a similar way.
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
07/09/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£135
A two-day course for those wishing to explore the beauty of black and white illustration and learn about tonal values
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
13/09/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£70
Discover the best ways to select and care for new trees and shrubs in your garden
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
15/09/2022
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
£125
Join artist and illustrator Karin Eklund on this five part evening course exploring fun and joyful ways of drawing plants and nature
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
17/09/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£95
Take your hand sewing skills further with this traditional Dresden plate ‘chrysanthemum’ block
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
19/09/2022
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
£90
Explore and deepen your relationship between mindfulness, yourself and your love of nature over 3 separate days 19, 26 Sept and 3 Oct
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
21/09/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£25
Join Gwenda Kyd to explore why and how plants have inspired some the of world's finest art
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
23/09/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£25
Explore how the Renaissance Garden spread from the landscape and art of southern Europe, to Britain a century after its birth
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
24/09/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£35
Explore the varied herbaceous plantings in the Botanic Garden and see different approaches and styles that will hopefully inform and inspire
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The Polar Museum
26/09/2022
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free
Join us for our new wellbeing and making workshops for adults at the Polar Museum! Meet and Make at the Museum sessions are all about giving you a supportive and social space to be creative.
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
27/09/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£135
A two-day course studying the basics of leaf variety as well as fruit, seed and nut form
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
11/10/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£35
Explore the fungal kingdom, look at our relationship with fungi through the ages and discuss its importance creativity and the arts
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
18/10/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£35
The natural world is a great spur to creativity and this evening workshop could be the key to getting you started
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
21/10/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£25
Explore Renaissance flower art from backdrop to limelight, Botticelli to da Vinci with Garden Historian Twigs Way
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
28/10/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£25
Join tutor Owen Mountford to explore how grazing pastures have developed into a remarkable haven for wildlife
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
02/11/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£140
Learn how to make your own round stake and strand basket using willow in a range of rich colours on this two-day workshop
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
08/11/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£180
Study these beautiful forms and learn how to illustrate them in pencil and watercolour
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
15/11/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£135
Winter provides a wonderful opportunity to focus attention on our conifers
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
18/11/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£95
Awaken and sharpen your observational perception, and gain confidence with your drawing skills in this two part course
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
22/11/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£35
Join Head of Horticulture Sally Pettit on this half day course discovering which plants will bring valuable colour to your garden in winter
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
23/11/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£70
Expert advice on how to care for your roses by Ian Limmer of Peter Beales Roses Ltd
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
26/11/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£45
Try something new with this perfect sized beginners' project
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
29/11/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£55
Learn how to create a beautiful illustration of green crab apples on this unusual surface
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
02/12/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£60
Start your festive season and make your own garden-inspired Christmas wreath
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
06/12/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£45
Join this hands-on Christmas spices workshop, to explore this aromatic and evocative world
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
09/12/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
£60
Start your festive season and make your own garden-inspired Christmas wreath
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