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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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Tudor treasures at Cambridge University Library (SATURDAY FULLY BOOKED)

Take a tour of one of the world's greatest research libraries, which has captivated the imagination of students and researchers since its construction in 1934. Amongst more than 8 million items, the Library holds a treasury of maps, music and rare books that evoke the Elizabethan world....

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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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The story of a publishing powerhouse

29 August 2014

Cambridge University Press- the oldest publishing house in the world- is opening its doors for an exclusive event.

Kevin Taylor, director of CUP and author of the bestselling guidebook ‘Central Cambridge’, will give a talk about this iconic business, its important history and exciting future as a successful modern publisher. An Open Cambridge favourite, we are delighted to still be able to offer a few tickets. So hurry and secure your place by booking here.

City get away...

28 August 2014

Escape from the bustle of the city centre and take a tour of the stunning Robinson College gardens, dating back to 1895.

Boasting several original gardens, each with their own distinct character, and a beautiful lake, visitors can relax and enjoy this Open Cambridge garden tour. Look out for the walnut tree planted in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, and the newly planted walnut for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.

420 works by female artists...

27 August 2014

The New Hall Art Collection is the most significant of its kind in Europe and now Open Cambridge provides you an opportunity to visit it!

With approximately four hundred and twenty works on show, and all solely by female artists, you can trace the movement of art for over fifty years. This impressive collection has been growing through gifts and loans from artists and alumnae since 1986.


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14 September


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A historical talk on the English Reformation held in St Edward King and Martyr Church; an important venue in the start of the Reformation. Learn about Cambridge’s unique connection to this period of English history and how its sequel, Puritanism, was ignited.

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