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Tours of the Senate House

A chance to visit the floor of the Senate House and to find out about the building. Each visit will include three separate talks of about 20 minutes duration given by members of the University, describing the history of the building, the immediate surroundings and some particular events and...

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Tour of Robinson College gardens

The tour takes you around the gardens, which are a combination of several original gardens. The largest is the central one of Thorneycreek House, built in 1895. Four original formal gardens of other houses now link into this on the Adams Road side with one further garden on Sylvester Road. The...

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The City's charters and insignia

The Sergeant-at-Mace will talk about the oldest Charter of 1201 which established the first form of local government in Cambridge, the Charter of 1207 which permitted the appointment of a Mayor or Reeve, the Council's collection of civic insignia, including the mayoral chains of office and...

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Cambridge University Press: past and present

Kevin Taylor, Director at Cambridge University Press and author of the bestselling guidebook Central Cambridge, will give an illustrated talk on Cambridge University Press. This talk complements an earlier one at the Cambridge University Press Museum.

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Open Cambridge featured on the Guardian website

2 September 2014

Coverage of series of events on Cambridge's Leach family, part of the Open Cambridge weekend on the Guardian Website.

Whipple Museum of the History of Science - Saturday opening

2 September 2014

Whipple Museum of the History of Science - Saturday opening
13 September, 12.30 - 4.30pm
Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RH

Last chance to book

1 September 2014

Have you ever wanted to see inside the Senate house? Well, now is your chance!


Bookings lines open
Monday-Friday 10am- 3pm.

Open Cambridge
12-13 September

Bridge the Gap
14 September


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This exhibition is part of a series of Open Cambridge events which celebrate the rich, previously untold story of a remarkable Cambridge family.

The Leach family lived in Cambridge for several generations. They worked as college cooks, sign designers, church decorators and master...

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