4 August 2015
To commemorate the Cambridgeshire soldiers who died in the failed defence of Singapore and as Japanese prisoners of war, during World War II, and those who were freed in September 1945 – exactly 70 years ago – Open Cambridge is hosting a special talk on Friday 11 September.
Leader of the Cambridge City Council, Councillor Lewis Herbert, will present a historical account of the experiences of Cambridgeshire soldiers sent to Singapore in 1942 and the atrocities they suffered, as prison labourers for the Imperial Japanese Army, building the Thailand-Burma ‘Death Railway.’
13 July 2015
The Open Cambridge 2015 programme is now out!
For one special weekend in September, Open Cambridge invites the curious and inquisitve to explore this fascinating city. The programme features a wonderful mixture of events ranging from a behind the scenes look at John Lewis Cambridge and the Cambridge boathouses, to an impressive range of talks and exhibitions of the letters of Sir Winston Churchill and art from the Royal Academy.
8 July 2015
To mark the 50th anniversary since Sir Winston Churchill’s death and 70 years since the end of World War II, the University of Cambridge is hosting a special dinner event at Churchill College, the National and Commonwealth Memorial to Winston Churchill, on Friday 11 September as part of the Open Cambridge weekend.