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Volunteer with the Public Engagement Team

With a host of public events set in the calendar, the Public Engagement team are looking for volunteers! Volunteers are a very crucial part of the events delivered by the Public Engagement Team, from the Open Cambridge weekend in September, the Festival of Ideas in October and the Science Festival in March. We always enjoy...

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Read about some of this year's successful events

Have a read through some of the interesting features written about this year's Open Cambridge programme. They pick up on some of our programme highlights and some of the events you most enjoyed.

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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 Open Cambridge and there will be plenty of opportunities to explore and visit them in September. Not only is a library a place to read books, it is a gateway into...

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Open Cambridge weekend a major success

15 September 2015

The annual three-day celebration of heritage, history and architecture in Cambridge ended on a high in the city centre on Sunday at the Bridge the Gap charity walk on Parker’s Piece.

This year’s Open Cambridge was an overwhelming success with over 12,000 people attending a range of talks, walks, tours and...

The Cambridge boathouses

7 September 2015

’99 Rowing Club Captain, Keith Garrett, told Open Cambridge a little about the history of rowing in Cambridge and what visitors can expect from the drop-in event, The Cambridge Boathouses, on Saturday 12 September.

OC: What does your role entail with the rowing club?

KG: Keeping everything...

Hear ye, hear ye… introducing the Cambridge Sergeant-at-Mace and City Crier

2 September 2015

The following is a fascinating insight into the traditions and role of the Cambridge City Sergeant-at-Mace and City Crier, Chris Cracknell.

As part of the Open Cambridge weekend, Chris will be giving a talk, ‘The City charters and insignia’, on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 September between 11am – 12noon.



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