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Heritage Open Days Theme: Edible England

Empty the larder, preheat the oven, and set the table - our theme for 2021 is Edible England. From woodland foraging to factory floor, forgotten recipes to regional delicacies, we're asking our festival community to explore the past, present, and future of our culinary heritage and culture.

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What to expect from online Open Cambridge this weekend

From medieval chapels, 21st Century eco-mosques and the golden age of Cambridge sport, to live experiments and a surprise yarn-bomb installation, this weekend sees the much-anticipated online version of Open Cambridge kick off with a series of live stream, interactive events to get the grey matter fizzing.


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Madingley Hall

Open Cambridge launches 2020 online programme

From Friday 11th September until Sunday 13th September, anyone can view a range of free pre-recorded or live films and tours, all from the comfort of their own home, simply by logging onto the Open Cambridge website and clicking through to a specific event.

Live events are set to broadcast at the time stated and...

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Islamic Astrolabe, Whipple Museum

Open Cambridge: a fix for all culture lovers

With just over two weeks to go until this year’s online Open Cambridge kicks off (11-13 September 2020), things are gearing up at a number of the city’s museums as they get ready to open their virtual doors for a series of short online tours and films that reveal previously untold stories and offer the rare chance to...

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Mill Road tales and mysteries revealed at Open Cambridge

Which Mill Road backstreet used to have a sausage factory, a bakery, a slaughterhouse, and a builder's yard? What was the Sally Ann charity shop before 1956, and what are the name-carvings and strange circles engraved in the wall? Where in Mill Road could you buy horse beans and tiger nuts as a children’s treat in the...

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The Cambridge Central Mosque

Open Cambridge announces first of its digital events

Peek behind the doors of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and the Central Mosque, find out what a University Proctor does and where the most artificial landscape in England is, learn to make pot pourri or traditional Hungarian goulash, and discover the impact Cambridge has had on the world of sport. Town and gown have joined...

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Open Cambridge 2020 in the Cambridge Independent

The Cambridge Independent has featured a preview of Open Cambridge 2020 in its June 24 - June 30 edition, click here to read.

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King's College meadow, photo by Sir Cam

Open Cambridge set to host virtual tours and tales of the city

The hugely popular Open Cambridge heritage weekend is set to go ahead this year on 11th – 13th September with a series of free online events, from podcasts and films to virtual tours, walks and talks, all offering a unique insight into this fascinating city.

Now in its 13th year, the annual three-day event...

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