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EXHIBITIONS & DISPLAYS

The Rising Tide: Women at Cambridge

Monday-Friday 09.00-18.30, Saturday 09.00-16.30
Monday 14 October - Saturday 21 March 2020
Milstein Exhibition Centre, Cambridge University Library

The Rising Tide is an exhibition of two parts. Displays in the Milstein Exhibition Centre focus on the experience of being a woman at Cambridge University over the past 150 years. Along the front corridors of the University Library hang portraits of women associated with the University. This exhibition marks 150 years since the founding of Cambridge’s first women’s college. It focuses on the lived experience of women at Cambridge, the fight for equal educational rights, and the careers of some of the women who shaped the institution (and the world). This story is told through costumes, letters, and audio-visual material, with visitors getting the chance to explore collections from across the University and Colleges.

 

24 Portraits: Recovering and Reimagining Women’s Labour

Monday-Friday 10.00-16.00
Friday 1 November - Friday 7 February 2020
Department of Pathology, Tennis Court Road CB2 1QP

Emma Copley has created a site-specific installation of painted portraits of women who currently work in all areas of the Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge including laboratory managers, academics, cleaners, lecturers, administrators and technicians. The exhibition is part of The Rising Tide: Women at Cambridge programme, and is open and free for all. For more information, please click here.


EVENTS

EVENT | 30 Jan 17.30-19.00 | ALL WELCOME

As is your due: 50th anniversary of women’s admission to the University [FULLY BOOKED]

This talk and film records the 50th anniversary celebration of women's admission to the University of Cambridge. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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EVENT | 3 Feb 17.00-18.15 | ALL WELCOME

Women in the boardroom

This event aims to address the current gender balance gap and initiating a thought provoking dialogue with our distinguished panellists. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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TALK | 6 Feb 17.30-18.15 | ALL WELCOME

What about men? Engaging boys and men in gender equality

Chaired by Dame Barbara Stocking, a panel will explore multiple approaches to engaging boys and men in discussions around gender equality. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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TOUR | 6 Feb 16.15-17.00 | ALL WELCOME

Tour of the New Hall Art Collection

Join curator, Harriet Loffler, for this guided tour of the New Hall Art Collection. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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TALK | 10 Feb 13.00-14.00 | FRIENDS

The conservation of an Edwardian tennis dress: Discovering its past lives

Exclusive event for members of the Friends. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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TALK | 11 Feb 18.00-19.00 | ALL WELCOME

Engaging girls and women in sport and exercise

A panel of experts will discuss the barriers to, and opportunities for, engaging girls and women in sport. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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TALK | 18 Feb 17.00-18.30 | ALL WELCOME

Portraying women in Cambridge today

Join a panel as they examine and address the issues facing the representation of women in portraiture across the University of Cambridge. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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FAMILY EVENT | 19 Feb 16.30-19.30 | ALL WELCOME

Twilight at the Museums / Trailblazers

Families are invited to drop-in to see our exhibition in a whole new light! Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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EVENT | 25 Feb 19.30-21.30 | ALL WELCOME

'Love From, Women' Library Late

Join us after hours for this special late event with spoken word performances and live DJs. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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WORKSHOP | 27 Feb 18:00-20:30 | ALL WELCOME

Nudity, nakedness and the female body within art

A Q&A with Frances Borzello, author of ‘The Naked Nude’, discussing vulnerability and the history of the female body in art. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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WORKSHOP | 27 Feb 17.00-19.30 | ALL WELCOME

Communication masterclasses with storytelling and theatre training

This masterclass will include storytelling and theatre skills to help you communicate clearly with confidence in the work place. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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TALK | 28 Feb 19.00-21.00 | ALL WELCOME

Chinese women of Cambridge

A panel discussion centered on the experiences, subjectivities and representations of Chinese women at Cambridge. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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TALK | 6 Mar 13.00-14.00 | ALL WELCOME

"The most glorious fate that any girl could desire": Girton and Newnham in fiction for schoolgirls 1869-1939

Sally Dore will discuss how the experiences and aspirations of Girton and Newnham women were portrayed in fiction. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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TALK | 10 Mar 18.00-19.15 | ALL WELCOME

50 years is not long enough: Professor Dame Athene Donald

Professor of Experimental Physics and Master of Churchill, Professor Dame Athene Donald, delivers this special talk for International Women's Day. Part of The Rising Tide Programme.

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TOUR | 11 Mar 16.00-17.00 | ALL WELCOME

Feminist tour at four

Join the Sedgwick Museum for a feminist look at their collections. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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WORKSHOP | 14 Mar 11.00-12.30 and 14.00-15.30 | ALL WELCOME

Darwin's scientific women

This workshop for 10-14 year olds will explore, through Darwin's letters, some of the remarkable women who contributed to his scientific work. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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TALK | 18 Mar 17.30-18.45 | ALL WELCOME

“I built that!”: A celebration of women in construction and real estate

Hear from women in the industry today as they share details of their favourite projects. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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DISPLAY | 19 Mar 10.00-12.00 | ALL WELCOME

A lab of one's own

Using the archives of the University and Whipple Libraries and the Sedgwick Museum, learn about some of the scientific discoveries made by women. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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Our public event programme is generously supported by the Friends of the Library.

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