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Museum of Classical Archaeology
03/06/2022
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free
See the classical world through the eyes of the Danish art collective Guirlanden.
Kettle's Yard
02/07/2022
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Free
Kettle’s Yard is pleased to present Howardena Pindell: A New Language, the artist’s first solo institutional exhibition in the UK. 
Whipple Museum of the History of Science
18/07/2022
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Free
Craftswomen is a new exhibition at the Whipple Museum exploring the work of women in the British instrument trade between the 17th and 19th centuries. It exposes the often unseen work of the ‘craftswomen’ who made instruments for measuring, modelling and investigating the world.
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
26/07/2022
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Free
Visit an exciting new exhibition where the displays harness the allure and power of colour to inspire reflection and creativity.
St Neots Museum
11/08/2022
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
A family printing workshop
Whipple Museum of the History of Science
12/09/2022
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Free
Curated by student intern Guey-Mei Hsu, Collection the Nation examines how geology relates to nationalism and colonialism.
Whipple Museum of the History of Science
12/09/2022
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Free
Curated by student intern Eleanor Brittain, Secret Science showcases quirky objects that are not what they seem.
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
07/10/2022
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Booking required
Explore Cambridge's connections with Empire led by Uncomfortable Cambridge 
Museum of Zoology
Museum of Zoology David Attenborough Building Downing St Cambridge CB2 3EJ
08/10/2022
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Free
Join us for your FREE tours as our volunteer guides share their personal selection of fascinating stories about gender and sex in the animal world at the Museum of Zoology
Kettle's Yard
10/10/2022
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
£20 per picture for the academic year, £30 refundable deposit per picture, bursary scheme available
Borrow a work of art from the Kettle's Yard collection.
Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
11/10/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Explore the fungal kingdom, look at our relationship with fungi through the ages and discuss its importance creativity and the arts
The Fitzwilliam Museum
11/10/2022
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free
Examine the interplay between money, power and dissent over the last 200 years.
Kettle's Yard
13/10/2022
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£24 (£5 students), booking required
Kettle's Yard
13/10/2022
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£220 (£65 students), booking required
The 2022-23 Chamber Music programme includes a diverse and exciting season of recitals to enjoy in the House at Kettle’s Yard. This year we are delighted to be welcoming back some old favourites as well as new faces to Kettle’s Yard.
Museum of Zoology
Museum of Zoology David Attenborough Building Downing St Cambridge CB2 3EJ
14/10/2022
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
£5
Can you make your clothes last longer? How do you transform old clothes into something new? Join us for a fun, practical evening all about sustainable fashion. 
The Polar Museum
15/10/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free
Visit the Polar Museum and try out our re-launched interactive Arctic Ice Exhibit
The Polar Museum
15/10/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free
Visit the Polar Museum and try out our re-launched interactive Arctic Ice Exhibit
Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
18/10/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The natural world is a great spur to creativity and this evening workshop could be the key to getting you started
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
19/10/2022
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Free
Explore the significance of goldweights and their connections to one of the donors and collectors linked to Cambridge. 
The Fitzwilliam Museum
19/10/2022
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Join curator Richard Kelleher for an exclusive introduction to the exhibition Defaced!, an exploration of the fascinating yet conflictive relationship between money, authority, and protest.
Kettle's Yard
20/10/2022
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£24 (£5 students), booking required
Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
21/10/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Explore Renaissance flower art from backdrop to limelight, Botticelli to da Vinci with Garden Historian Twigs Way
The Polar Museum
22/10/2022
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pick up our Reindeer Escape trail at the Polar Museum this half-term.
The Fitzwilliam Museum
26/10/2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
£5.00, free tickets available on request for students
The Greek and Roman body is often seen as flawless – cast from life in buff bronze and white marble, to sit upon a pedestal. But this, of course, is a lie. Classicist Caroline Vout reaches beyond texts and galleries to expose Greek and Roman bodies for what they truly were: anxious, ailing, imperfect, diverse, and responsible for a legacy as lasting as their statues.
Kettle's Yard
27/10/2022
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£24 (£5 students), booking required
Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
28/10/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join tutor Owen Mountford to explore how grazing pastures have developed into a remarkable haven for wildlife
Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
02/11/2022
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Learn how to make your own round stake and strand basket using willow in a range of rich colours on this two-day workshop
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
02/11/2022
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
£8, with free drink included
Gather your friends and head to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for a special after-hours visit.
The Fitzwilliam Museum
02/11/2022
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for an exciting discussion about the relationship between defacement and protest, with a fantastic panel: exhibition curator Richard Kelleher; British Museum curator Tom Hockenhull; collector Tim Millet; and artists Paula Stevens Hoare and artist Hilary Powell. This event is part of the exhibition Defaced!
The Fitzwilliam Museum
02/11/2022
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Hilary Powell, artist and contributor to the Defaced! exhibition, talks about her artistic practice: making visible visceral hidden stories and structures, combining material and meaning in collective acts of salvage and experimentation. Her work plays with ideas of value - who, what and where society overlooks, and why.  
Kettle's Yard
03/11/2022
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£24 (£5 students), booking required
The Fitzwilliam Museum
05/11/2022
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join Stu Hanna in this exciting song writing course (4 sessions) inspired by our new exhibition Defaced! Money, Conflict, Protest.  
Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
08/11/2022
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Study these beautiful forms and learn how to illustrate them in pencil and watercolour
The Fitzwilliam Museum
09/11/2022
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Join us for an in depth look at the illuminated manuscripts on display in the Rothschild Gallery this autumn. All from medieval Britain, they tell the story of 500 years of creativity and innovation, revealed by the scientific and historical research of our MINIARE team.
The Fitzwilliam Museum
10/11/2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Join curator Richard Kelleher on an exclusive tour of Defaced! Money, Power, Conflict, where you will explore some of the objects and artists that have told stories of political struggles, justice, and protest for the last 200 years.
The Fitzwilliam Museum
12/11/2022
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
£13.50; £11.50 concessions
Sign up to this creative workshop with artist Aida Wilde, where you will have the opportunity to learn new techniques making your own artwork based on Aida’s piece ‘Dreamboat II’.
Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
15/11/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Winter provides a wonderful opportunity to focus attention on our conifers
The Fitzwilliam Museum
16/11/2022
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Join curator Richard Kelleher on a tour of Defaced! Money, Power, Conflict, where he will share his exclusive highlights from the exhibition.
Kettle's Yard
17/11/2022
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£24 (£5 students), booking required
Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
18/11/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Awaken and sharpen your observational perception, and gain confidence with your drawing skills in this two part course
Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
22/11/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join Head of Horticulture Sally Pettit on this half day course discovering which plants will bring valuable colour to your garden in winter
Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
23/11/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Expert advice on how to care for your roses by Ian Limmer of Peter Beales Roses Ltd
Kettle's Yard
24/11/2022
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
£24 (£5 students), booking required
Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
26/11/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Try something new with this perfect sized beginners' project
Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
29/11/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn how to create a beautiful illustration of green crab apples on this unusual surface
The Fitzwilliam Museum
30/11/2022
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free
Enjoy the Fitz after hours and explore Defaced! Money, Power, Conflict, with drop-in creative workshops, live performances, and drinks.
The Fitzwilliam Museum
30/11/2022
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
£5, free for students/university of Cambridge staff
This talk will explore artefacts in the Defaced! exhibition associated with the Mahdist War in Sudan (1881-99) that challenge conventional understandings of ‘loot’. These framed and mounted fragments reveal a British-imperial military culture that was bound by traditions that commemorated not only victory, but also death, mourning, and defeat.
Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
02/12/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Start your festive season and make your own garden-inspired Christmas wreath
Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
06/12/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join this hands-on Christmas spices workshop, to explore this aromatic and evocative world
Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
09/12/2022
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Start your festive season and make your own garden-inspired Christmas wreath