University of Cambridge What’s On

By | 9th May 2017

University of Cambridge What’s On

Today 9:00AM – 6:00PM Complementing Solitude

Exhibition by Cambridge artists Julia Ball and Loukas Morley

10:00AM – 4:00PM Highlight The Year That Made Antarctica

Over dinner in the spring of 1950 a party of scientists produced an ambitious proposal for a global year of science: the International Geophysical Year was born. With a heavy emphasis on Antarctica, thousands of people from dozens of countries came together to learn about our planet.

10:00AM – 5:00PM Honey from Many Flowers: Carl Wilhelm Kolbe and Salomon Gessner’s Idylls

Carl Wilhelm Kolbe (1759–1835), produced prints after a set of landscape drawings by Salomon Gessner (1730-88), which capture the Romantic period’s preoccupation with the pastoral idyll and delight in the natural world. This exhibition showcases a recently acquired complete set of Kolbe’s twenty-five etchings, issued in five parts from 1805-11.

10:00AM – 5:00PM Lost

An exhibition by artist Issam Koubaj commemorating those lost at sea while attempting flight from Syria to the island of Lesbos.

10:00AM – 5:00PM Highlight Madonnas & Miracles

Peer through the keyhole of the Italian Renaissance home and discover a hidden world of religious devotion. Bringing together a wealth of objects, including jewellery, ceramics, books, sculptures and paintings, the exhibition invites us into a domestic sphere that was charged with spiritual significance.

10:00AM – 5:00PM Making Waves: Discovering seascapes through drawings and watercolours

This exhibition brings together many rarely seen drawings and watercolours from across the collection, especially the bequest of Sir Bruce Ingram, that depict tempestuous seas, naval battles, serene harbours and bustling shores with fishermen selling their catch.

10:00AM – 5:00PM Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Museum’s excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.

10:00AM – 5:00PM Sea to Shore: Paintings by Alfred Wallis & Christopher Wood Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum

This third display from the Kettle’s Yard collection brings together paintings by Alfred Wallis and Christopher Wood that are inspired by the sea and shore.

1:10PM – 1:55PM Lunchtime Concert: Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello

Stephanie Childress and Leo Popplewell perform Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello in this free lunchtime concert.

6:30PM – 8:00PM Clare Hall TechTalk – Joe Tondu, President of Tondu Corporation: Critical Career Lessons

Joe Tondu, President of the Tondu Corporation will give a talk entitled: ‘Critical Career Lessons – Critical Career lessons – Critical lessons I learned during my career as an entrepreneur and project developer in the energy, oil and gas, electric utility, iron and steel, mining, biotech, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, and venture capital industries. ‘