Chasing Volcanoes with Clive Oppenheimer

Clive Oppenheimer, Professor of Volcanology and contributor to True to Nature, will share his exploration of volcanoes around the world and give us insights into how far volcanologists have come in understanding how volcanoes work, and how their eruptions have acted to change history.

If you are a student and would like to request a free ticket for this talk, please contact tickets@museums.cam.ac.uk

Please note this is a hybrid event:

In Person Ticket

LGBTQ+ BRIDGING BINARIES GUIDED TOUR

Animals don’t do sexual identity; they just do sex.

From same-sex sexual behaviour in giraffes and penguins to the scientists working in the field of zoology. How do the labels and categories we give animals affect the way we interact with the natural world?

Our volunteer guides share their personal selection of fascinating stories about gender and sex in the animal world at the Museum of Zoology.

 

Please book your FREE ticket in advance - as numbers are limited.   

 

Guided tour of the Museum of Zoology

Uncover the fascinating stories behind our collections, from the beetles of Charles Darwin to the tale of our fin whale.

Why is there a fin whale skeleton in Cambridge? What can we learn from our dodo skeleton? What did Darwin collect here and on the Voyage of the Beagle, and what can these collections tell us about him and is ideas on evolution? Here these stories and more on a guided tour around the Museum of Zoology.

Suitable for ages 12+

Recommended donation of £5 per person. All proceeds support the work of the Museum.

Guided tour of the Museum of Zoology

Uncover the fascinating stories behind our collections, from the beetles of Charles Darwin to the tale of our fin whale.

Why is there a fin whale skeleton in Cambridge? What can we learn from our Dodo skeleton? What did Darwin collect here and on the Voyage of the Beagle, and what can these collections tell us about him and is ideas on evolution? Here these stories and more on a guided tour around the Museum of Zoology.

Suitable for ages 12+

Suggested donation of £5 per person

Guided tour of the Museum of Zoology

Uncover the fascinating stories behind our collections, from the beetles of Charles Darwin to the tale of our fin whale.

Why is there a fin whale skeleton in Cambridge? What can we learn from our dodo skeleton? What did Darwin collect here and on the Voyage of the Beagle, and what can these collections tell us about him and is ideas on evolution? Here these stories and more on a guided tour around the Museum of Zoology.

Suitable for ages 12+

Recommended donation of £5 per person. All proceeds support the work of the Museum.

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt Exhibition Introduction

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt explores truth, authenticity and value, as well as globalisation, the coronavirus pandemic and current geopolitical crises.

In the ground floor galleries there is a single installation devised by Ai Weiwei. This is the first time the artist has juxtaposed historic Chinese objects with his own artworks. The antiquities on display were acquired by Ai Weiwei at an auction in Cambridge in 2020. He has identified some as original, including from the Northern Wei (386 – 534CE) dynasty, and others as counterfeits, later copies of original works.

Birdwatching on a cosmic scale: The avian fossil record and the origin of modern bird diversity

With the link between Dinosaurs and birds now firmly established, work to uncover how and when modern bird diversity arose is well underway. Assistant Professor Daniel Field, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge and Strickland Curator of Ornithology, University Museum of Zoology will discuss some of the exciting new discoveries he and his research group have made including finding one of the best preserved fossil bird skulls in the world.

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt Exhibition Introduction

Join us in the galleries for an introduction to the exhibition Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt with Kettle’s Yard Director Andrew Nairne.

The introductions will begin at 2pm and 3pm.

FREE, come along

About the exhibition

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt  explores truth, authenticity and value, as well as globalisation, the coronavirus pandemic and current geopolitical crises.