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Looking for a different take on Cambridge nightlife?

Cam Lates brings you a range of alternative after-hours events from across the University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden; what's not to like?  

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Cam Lates presents:

Jazz at the Museum of Zoology
Wednesday 22 November, 7-10pm.
Museum of Zoology

Live contemporary jazz in the company of a giant whale skeleton. Cambridge Jazz Festival presents boundary-pushing performances from Entropi and Phil Meadows Project. Enjoy an interactive sound and light installation and get an exclusive look at the Museum's brand new Whale Hall.

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The Edge of India
Friday 1 December, 7-9.30pm
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 

Further information coming soon

Festive Tracks and Fizz
Wednesday 6 December, 7-9pm
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

Cosy up with the dinosaurs as the Sedgwick Museum does Christmas with a twist. With atmospheric lighting and performers from We Are Sound bringing their eclectic take on winter revelry, it’s the perfect way to kick off your festive season.

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Cam Lates is delivered by the University of Cambridge Museums as part of its Arts Council funded Major Partner Museum programme.

Other after-hours events across the Museums

Late at the Fitzwilliam
Wednesday 15 November, 5-9pm
Fitzwilliam Museum

A special after-hours opening of the Museum. Drop in to view the galleries after-hours, with the shop and cafe open late for food, drink and Christmas shopping. To celebrate the opening of the Degas exhibition, Professor Richard Thomson of the University of Edinburgh will be giving a lecture on Degas: A Classicism of Movement at 7pm. 

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Book your ticket for the talk 


Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Nudity and Adornment in Greek and Indian Art
Tuesday 17 October, 6.30-7.30pm
Museum of Classical Archaeology

Enjoy a glass of wine among the statues in the Museum of Classical Archaeology as we explore figurative sculpture in ancient Greece and India.
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Fakes, Mistakes and Mysteries at the Whipple
Thursday 19 October, 5-8pm
Whipple Museum of the History of Science 

Unravel the network of lies behind a series of forgeries at the Whipple during this interactive evening for adults and young people.
Drop in.

Recitativo: Fragments - after Lucretius and Negri
Friday 20 October, 6.30-7.30pm
Museum of Classical Archaeology

A performance from artist David Ryan exploring the relationship between the speaking voice and the possibility of creating an open work that integrates sound and images.
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Monday 23 October, 6.30-7.30pm
David Attenborough Building, New Museums Site

Join us as we pitch curators versus conservationists as the Museum of Zoology and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) go head to head in this nature-focused gameshow based on QI.
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Sci-Fi at the Poles: Screening of The Thing
Tuesday 24 October, 7-9pm
The Polar Museum

Join the Polar Museum for thrills and chills at the South Pole with a screening of John Carpenter's eighties horror classic The Thing. With an introductory talk on how the icy continent of Antarctica has long captivated creators of science fiction.
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