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EXHIBITIONS & DISPLAYS

The Rising Tide: Women at Cambridge

Monday-Friday 09.00-18.00, Saturday 09.00-16.30
Opens on Monday 14 October
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.


EVENTS

TOUR | 19 Oct 10.00-11.00 and 12.00-13.00 | ALL WELCOME

Above and beyond: An aerial perspective in a digital world

Join our digitisation team for this behind-the-scenes tour of their studio, and find more about a project that digitised half a million aerial photographs of the British Isles.

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DISPLAY | 23 Oct 14.00-16.30 | ALL WELCOME

Women in cartography

The Library's Map Department will display a selection of maps made, published or sold by women.

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EXHIBITION | 25 Oct 10.00-16.00 | ALL WELCOME

These Four Walls: A secret history of women home-workers

A pop-up exhibition re-imagines the life of Victorian and Edwardian women home-workers through a series of photographic portraits.

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TALK | 25 Oct 17.00-18.45 | ALL WELCOME

Curating These Four Walls

The creators of ‘These Four Walls’, photographer Leonora Saunders and historian Dr Helen McCarthy, will be in conversation on the subject of women working at home.

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DISPLAY | 26 Oct 10.00-12.30 | ALL WELCOME

A change of view: Charting change in Asian landscapes

A selection of items from our Map Department and the Royal Commonwealth Society Library provide an insight into the changes to Mumbai and Hong Kong.

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TALK | 28 Oct 14.00-16.00 | ALL WELCOME

Taking Up Space: The Black Girl's Manifesto for Change [CANCELLED]

Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi will provide a talk and book signing about their first-hand experience of being a minority in a predominantly white institution. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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EXHIBITION | 1 Nov 10.00 - 16.00 weekdays only | ALL WELCOME

24 Portraits: Recovering and Reimagining Women's Labour

An exhibition by Emma Copley exploring the the representation of women who work in Pathology. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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TOUR | 11 Nov 11.30-12.30 | FRIENDS

Women of the Tower Collection

Friends exclusive Tower Tour, part of The Rising Tide programme.

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TOUR | 13 Nov 14.30-15.30 | FRIENDS

Women of the Tower Collection

Friends exclusive Tower Tour, part of The Rising Tide programme.

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TALK | 14 Nov 13.00-14.00 | ALL WELCOME

Women in and behind the Lawrence Room at Girton College

A talk to learn about the history of Girton's museum of antiquities, the Lawrence Room. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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TALK | 21 Nov 17.00-18.00 | ALL WELCOME

Normandy '44 with James Holland

James Holland delivers this year's Liberation Literature Lecture, marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle for Normandy.

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EVENT | 26 Nov 19.30-21.30 | ALL WELCOME

'Love From, Women' Library Late

Mix, mingle, celebrate! Join us after-hours for live DJs, spoken word performances and an interactive art installation. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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TALK | 27 Nov 17.30-18.30 | ALL WELCOME

Almae matres: the forgotten daughters of Edward I

This talk from Dr Kelcey Wilson-Lee will examine the daughters of Edward I, their lives and legacy of learning.

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TALK | 28 Nov 17.30-18.30 | ALL WELCOME

Women of Westminster: The MPs who changed politics

A talk by Rachel Reeves MP followed by a drinks reception. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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TALK | 5 Dec 17.30-18.30 | ALL WELCOME

A club of their own: Cambridge women's societies and associations 1883-1914

Dr Ann Kennedy Smith talks about the influential women's groups from 1883-1914. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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EXHIBITION | 7 Dec 11.00-16.00 | ALL WELCOME

Greenham Women Everywhere

An exhibition exploring Greenham Common Peace Camp in 1982. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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TALK | 16 Jan 17.00-18.00 | ALL WELCOME

"Lock up your libraries?": Women readers of Cambridge University Library, 1869-1923

Join Dr Jill Whitelock for a talk which examines the admission of women readers to the University Library. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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TOUR | 18 Jan 13.00-14.00 | ALL WELCOME

British Sign Language exhibition & library tour

Join one of our exhibition curators for this guided tour of The Rising Tide: Women at Cambridge exhibition, to be followed by an introductory tour of the wider University Library. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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TALK | 23 Jan 18.00-19.00 | ALL WELCOME

Preparing women leaders for the future

An engaging conversation about the challenges in preparing women leaders for the future, with Dame Carol Black and a guest, chaired by Sucheta Nadkarni. Part of The Rising Tide programme.

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EVENT | 30 Jan 17.30-19.00 | ALL WELCOME

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

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

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