Celebrate thought at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas

22 Sep 2014

Bookings open today for this year's Cambridge Festival of Ideas, now in its seventh year and bigger and better than ever. The Festival, which runs from 20 October to 2 November, explores the rich contributions the arts, humanities and social sciences make to our culture and understanding of the world.  

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Creating a shared resource for the endangered culture of the Kalmyks

21 Sep 2014

Almost four centuries ago, ancestors of the Kalmyk people trekked across central Asia to form a Buddhist nation on the edge of Europe. Today Kalmyk communities are scattered across Eurasia, with the largest group in the Republic of Kalmykia. A new project will document Kalmyk heritage to produce an online resource to help Kalmyk communities revive their culture. 

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'Besom ling and teasel burrs': John Clare and botanising

20 Sep 2014

A symposium taking place next week at Cambridge University Botanic Garden will unite artists, writers, scientists and literary scholars to look at the poet John Clare’s close engagement with the natural environment as a botanist as well as poet.

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Curating Cambridge: Kettle's Yard autumn season

17 Sep 2014

This autumn Kettle’s Yard hosts four varied and inspiring exhibitions  - Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie take over the main gallery with the first major survey of their work, Issam Kourbaj installs his moving piece Unearthed (In Memoriam) in St Peter's Church next to Kettle's Yard, Gwen Raverat's wood engravings are on display in a room in the house, and for one week only an exhibition of photographs by Katherine Green and the North Cambridge Girls Group takes place in the Learning Studio.

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