You will explore the Botanic Garden to collect some plant materials, and re-create paint making processes using documented recipes from historical manuscripts and ancient sources.

Session 1: Wed 5 July, Session 2: Wed 12 July, Session 3: Wed 19 July, Session 4: Wed 26 July

This course would be perfect for learners who have completed the Introduction to Garden Design course at CUBG or similar elsewhere. 

Course content is flexible and will be tailored to the needs of the learner group. It will be most meaningful for those who have a garden design or redesign in mind and would like to dive deeper into details such as planting schemes, hard landscaping, water features and garden lighting.

Plants have featured heavily in fiction, whether celebrating their beauty or used to poison in murder mysteries! This course will celebrate murderous plants in a selection of stories. From Shakespeare’s plays to Colin Dexter’s Morse, and in between, we will explore deadly plants featured, as well as some story-telling skills.

Travelling through the seasons we will explore the history, folklore and culture of three wild plants in bloom (or at least in foliage!) that month. The session will encourage you to search out plants in all seasons and enjoy the history in folklore and culture, and their use for medicines, cooking as well as the many and varied traditional names which help us trace that history.

The Kettle’s Yard artists’ residency programme saw the gallery host artists including Dhruva Mistry, Mary Kelly, Veronica Ryan, Ian Breakwell and Jo Stockham. Combining Eastern Arts funding with partnerships with Cambridge University colleges, curator Hilary Gresty arranged studio space, exhibitions and workshop facilitation opportunities for the artists in residence.

Discover Lucie Rie’s ground-breaking and unique ceramic practice, which made her one of the most significant potters of the twentieth century.

This tour is suitable for blind and visually impaired visitors. The tour is delivered in person, by members of the Kettle’s Yard learning team and will include time within the exhibition spaces.

FREE, booking required. Each ticket covers 2 people.

Image: Jo Underhill

Discover complex, intriguing and challenging stories about power within our collections. 

Join us for The Power Walk series - an opportunity to share and exchange stories and ideas linked to the University of Cambridge Museum's investigation of the legacies of empire and enslavement, power and memory with our communities and audiences.

Visit the Museum of Zoology after-hours.

Wander specially lit galleries after closing, take part in mindful making activities and enjoy the laid back atmosphere of the Museum after-hours with friends. Plus try out your moves at the Silent Disco in the bird gallery.

Ticket price includes one free soft drink or a discount off one wine, beer or cocktail drink

This event has been devised in collaboration with the Museum's pilot Youth Collective

Nicolette Jones’s illustrated talk will consider the themes, techniques and importance of Briggs’s work, his sense of fun, and her own memories of working with him. Jones is co-curator of the exhibition and the author of two books about Briggs – Blooming Books (Cape) and The Illustrators: Raymond Briggs (Thames & Hudson). 

What were the traditions of Christmas books for children that led to Raymond Briggs’s glorious landmarks Father ChristmasFather Christmas Goes on Holiday, and The Snowman? This talk will discuss these inherited traditions alongside Briggs’s enduring classics for the holiday season. 

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