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A cornucopia of delights on show at Open Cambridge this weekend

This Friday and Saturday sees the tenth Open Cambridge festival taking place across the city. Many parts of the University and colleges, as well as over 20 partner organisations in the city, are opening their doors and offering the public a chance to enjoy amazing architecture, exciting exhibitions, and engaging events...

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Town and gown working together to make Open Cambridge 2017 the biggest yet

What do an 800-year old charter, a ballistic separator, and a mosaic of WWII aircraft all have in common?

You can see them all, and much more besides, as part of the Open Cambridge festival this September.

An incredibly diverse range of organisations in the city of Cambridge are opening their doors to the...

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College Breweries: when drinking ale at University was safer than sipping tap water

Ever had a three-week-long hangover? Or wanted to drink beer because water could poison you? Well – you can see how Cambridge University staff and students experienced life and booze in the past thanks to a fascinating new exhibition at Sidney Sussex College library.

Like many Colleges, Sidney Sussex had its own...

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India Unboxed at Open Cambridge’s 10th Anniversary weekend

As Cambridge opens its doors for a special weekend on 8 and 9 September, we invite you to join us on a journey of discovery through the hidden histories, spaces, objects, ideas and people that connect Cambridge and India.

This year is the UK-India Year of Culture and to mark this India Unboxed has been created in...

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Open Cambridge celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Tickets go on sale next week for the city’s hugely popular heritage weekend, Open Cambridge, which runs from 8-9 September and is celebrating its tenth year with the biggest and most ambitious programme of events ever.

The annual city-wide festival, co-ordinated by the University of Cambridge Public Engagement...

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Open Cambridge 2017

A showcase of Eddington, the University of Cambridge’s new district in the City takes place as part of Open Cambridge on Saturday 9 September 2017.

This will be part of the Open Cambridge weekend, now celebrating its tenth year, showcasing a diverse range of hidden architectural gems and stunning spaces that are...

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Meet the Head of Visitor Services at King’s College

Sarah Friswell started her role as Head of Visitor Services at King’s College in February 2016. Previously, she was Public Relations Manager at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Suffolk. The OC team asked Sarah about her first impression of King’s College, what she has planned for this new role at the College, and what...

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Have a poke around Open Cambridge this weekend

Culture meets cultural phenomenon this weekend as a new map published by the organisers of Open Cambridge gives Pokemon Go devotees the chance to play their way around the city’s historical highlights.

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Rowdy Victorian protestors set to invade Cambridge Market Square

This Saturday, Great St Mary’s Heritage, in partnership with Cambridge BID, is hosting an extraordinary day of activities, celebrating and bringing to life in a visually striking manner the history and mysteries of Cambridge Market. Events include mini historical market tours, time-travelling shoppers – from Tudor times to the swinging sixties – and a series of children’s activities inside Great St Mary’s Church.

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Meet the gallery curator at Downing College

Rachel Rose Smith is the curator for Downing College’s new Heong Gallery - part of this year's Bridge the Gasp route - which opened in February. 

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