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Open Cambridge 2023: A report

With numbers across the board increasing or remaining consistent, Open Cambridge once again proves to be a success.

This year’s Open Cambridge ran from Friday 8th – Sunday 17 September 2023 and compromised of 82 individual events which ranged from exhibitions, film screenings, talks, performances, walking tours, garden tours and open sites with a mixture of in-person and online events. 

Within the collegiate university 15 Colleges* and 13 University departments/institutions** took part this year. Open Cambridge also enables us to build and nurture relationships with civic and community organisations. This year, 20 external groups took part†, including Mill Road History Society, Cambridge City Council and the Wildlife Trust.

Satisfaction levels across our audience remains high - over 93% of people thought the event they attended exceeded or met their expectations and over 86% of people would recommend an Open Cambridge event to a friend.

Social Media is continuing to be a important marketing tool for us with engagements more than doubling from 8,000 in 2022 to over 17,000 this year (an increase of over 94%). 

We thank everyone who contributed to the festival this year. Thanks to the support of the University of Cambridge and the generosity of our sponsors Cambridge BID. 

To read the full report, please click here or in the link on the right hand side of this page.


(*,**, † Full list available in the PDF report)