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The Cambridge boathouses

Join Cambridge's rowing community on a tour along the river bank where College and Town crews take to the water. This is your chance to go inside a boathouse, see the magnificent boats and learn about the history of rowing in Cambridge...

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Remembering Cambridgeshire's Far East prisoners of war

The Leader of Cambridge City Council, Councillor Lewis Herbert, will give the presentation prior to the unveiling of a memorial plaque in the Guildhall remembering all the local men who served in Singapore and the Far East between December 1941 and August 1945. In association with special events at...

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The magic of books

Cambridge is a city with an abundance of libraries celebrating the enduring importance and magic of books. Many of these libraries across Cambridge feature in 2015’s Open Cambridge programme and there are plenty of opportunities to explore and visit them. Not only is a library a place to read books, it is a gateway into...

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Dine at Churchill

Fittingly, as we mark 50 years since Sir Winston Churchill’s death, the Open Cambridge dinner will this year take place at Churchill College. Allen Packwood, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre will give a colourful introduction to some of the character traits of our wartime leader. His inspiration will be drawn from...

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Above and below: the Polar Regions in fiction

28 August 2015

Sited within a department of the University of Cambridge, the Scott Polar Research Institute Library is a resource of national and international importance consulted by governments, industry, scientists and scholars.

We found out from Librarian, Martin French, what it’s like to work there and about his Open Cambridge talk, ‘Stranger than fiction’, on Friday 11 September. There will also be an exhibition throughout the same day.  

OC: So what’s it like working at the Scott Polar Research Institute?

Bridge the Gap e-magazine

28 August 2015

With just over a fortnight to go, we have been working with the Bridge the Gap committee to create a fantastic e-magazine to whet your appetite. 

The e-magazine provides an insightful introduction to this year’s walk and is available here. It will give you the chance to read up on the highlights of this year's route. It also shares some important information for the day including parking and what walkers need to do when they arrive at Parker's Piece. 

Digging up the past

25 August 2015

Mill Road History takes part in Open Cambridge Weekend at Ditchburn Place on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 September 2015

Mill Road History will stage a two-day event at Ditchburn Place, Mill Road, the former Cambridge maternity hospital and Union Workhouse. It is the oldest surviving building on Mill Road, originally built in 1838, and we hope to find evidence of life in the workhouse. We will be sharing our research about the development of the building, and memories of the maternity hospital.


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Phone lines open: 10am - 3pm

Open Cambridge: 11-13 September

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