Since the 18th century, people have collected rock and minerals. What were their reasons for collecting?

Curated by student intern Guey-Mei Hsu, this display looks at three geology collections and their different makers and functions.

How do we define a ‘scientific instrument’ and ‘science’? Did they mean the same thing as they do today for people from different eras and places? The term ‘scientific instrument’ was only adopted in the 19th century. Most people would consider microscopes and telescopes scientific instruments but what about a radio or a calculator?

Join us for a Chamber Music concert as pianist Susan Tomes returns to Kettle’s Yard.


CPE Bach: Freie Fantasie, Wq67
Hélène de Montgeroult: Études Nos 31 and 50
Haydn: Sonata in E flat major, Hob.XVI:52
Ravel: Three pieces from Miroirs:
Noctuelles; Oiseaux Tristes; La Vallée des Cloches
R Schumann: Arabeske, Op.18
Beach:Dreaming, Op.15 No.3
Debussy: from Preludes, Book Two:
Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses;
La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune; Feu d’Artifice

Join us for a Chamber Music concert in the Kettle’s Yard House with the Marmen Quartet.


Haydn: String Quartet in C major, Op.50 No.2
Bartók: String Quartet No.4
Beethoven: String Quartet in E minor, Op.59 No.2


Join us in the Kettle's Yard House for a chamber music concert with Armand Djikoloum, oboe and Iyad Sughayer, piano


Poulenc: Sonata for oboe and piano
Felix Mendelssohn: Three Songs without Words, Op.67 No.2, Op.19 Nos.1 & 6
R Schumann: Stücke im Volkston, Op.102 Nos.2 and 4; Myrthen, Op.25 No.24
Liza Lim: Gyfu (gift) for solo oboe (1962)
Tchaikovsky: Lensky’s aria (Eugene Onegin)
Britten: Temporal Variations

We are delighted to open our 2022-23 Chamber Music season with the Heath Quartet. Join us in the Kettle's Yard House for this Chamber Music concert.

The 2022-23 Chamber Music programme includes a diverse and exciting season of recitals to enjoy in the House at Kettle’s Yard. This year we are delighted to be welcoming back some old favourites as well as new faces to Kettle’s Yard.

Thursday concerts start at 8pm, doors open at 7.30pm.

With a subscription ticket you can save £140 over the year. Tickets guarantee you a seat at each of the fifteen Chamber Music concerts.

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Tickets £220 (£65 full time students)

This exhibition integrates insights from the arts, humanities and the sciences, bringing together extraordinary objects and artworks from different times and places. COLOUR showcases remarkable and diverse collections from across the University of Cambridge museums, libraries and colleges.

There are many famous women in the history of science: Rosalind Franklin, Marie Skłodowska Curie, Caroline Herschel, and numerous others, about whom we are learning more all the time. Less well known are the ‘craftswomen’ who made instruments for measuring, modelling and investigating the world.

This new exhibition is the first of its kind to examine the interplay between money, power and dissent over the last 200 years – with a key strand of the show exploring the role of the individual in protesting for rights and representation.

From the radicals of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, like Thomas Spence and the Suffragettes, to current artists and activists, such as Aida Wilde and Hilary Powell, the works on display show how money has been used to promote social and economic equality or satirise those in power.

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