Welcome to the April e-bulletin, highlighting Cambridge cultural connections across the UK and beyond, and bringing you the usual dose of alumni news, events and updates from across the University.
Cambridge Cultural Connections
The Cambridge Series at Hay Festival
1 – 10 June 2012
Tackling world issues and showcasing current research, The Cambridge Series will include events and debates with leading Cambridge academics and world-leading thinkers. Read more
Master of Ceremonies Announced
Sporting Celebration Dinner
12 May 2012
Katie Derham, BBC Radio 3 broadcaster and former ITN Media & Arts Editor, will be the Master of Ceremonies at the Cambridge Sporting Celebration dinner. For your chance to meet Katie, plus over 35 Olympians, 2012 hopefuls and sporting greats, book your tickets by Thursday 3 May. Book now Video: see who else will be attending
Alumni Weekend 21 - 23 September 2012
The fascination of others' wrongdoings; our search for thrills in sensational art and literature; the influence of Cambridge on individual creativity: these are just some of the issues that will be explored during Alumni Weekend 2012. The full programme will be available from June. Watch this space
Coming up in Cambridge
Tomb Treasures of Han China
The Fitzwilliam Musuem
5 May - 11 November 2012
Over 350 treasures in jade, gold, silver, bronze and ceramics will reveal the hidden world of China's 2000 year old royal tombs. A part of the London 2012 Festival, The Search for Immortality is the largest and most remarkable exhibition of ancient royal treasures ever to travel outside China.
The Tastes of Wine: Towards a Cultural History
29 May 2012 at CRASSH
Steven Shapin (Franklin L Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University) will deliver a lecture on the cultural and social history of wine tasting and how we communicate about it. Read more
Curating: custom and communication
Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
29 May 2012, 5pm
Following the much-anticipated reopening of the MAA the inaugural Von Hügel Fellow, Jonathan King, will explore the changing ways in which curators have explained their collections over the last 200 years, from the British Museum in the 19th century to current curatorial practice. Read more
The answer to the riddle of which came first
In the second report of the University's Egg Cetera series on egg-related research, they address the age-old question: which came first, the chicken or the egg? Armed with knowledge of evolution, the answer is straightforward. Eggs came first. Learn more
Plastic electronics: a neat solution
A breakthrough in the development of a new generation of plastic electronic circuits by researchers at the Cavendish Laboratory brings flexible and transparent intelligent materials - such as artificial skin and interactive playing cards - a step closer. Learn more
Moscow & The Golden Ring
14 - 21 September 2012
Experience the cultural riches of Russia. From the Red Square and Kremlin in Moscow, to the ancient architecture and unhurried pace of the provinces of the Golden Ring. Accompanied by trip scholar Professor Alexei Leporc, curator at The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. Read more
China: Past, Present & Future
26 Sept - 12 Oct 2012
Explore the diversity of China: venture through the historic rural areas of Guilin, visit Hangzhou - the artistic and cultural heart of China – and complete the journey in Shanghai, one of the most vibrant cities imaginable. Accompanied by Professor Bill Jenner, author of the upcoming Penguin History of China. Read more
Art on the Green
The Cambridge Society of London
Thursday 24 May 2012
Catch up with alumni and friends in an ancient part of London. The Frameless Gallery on Clerkenwell Green will host an intimate and lively evening in the surroundings of avant-garde artwork. Open to all alumni. Further information
Cambridge Judge Business Briefing Series
A.T. Kearney Ltd, London
Thursday 24 May 2012
In this briefing, based on his book Jugaad Innovation (with Navi Radjou and Simone Ahuja), Jaideep Prabhu will argue that the West must look to places like India, Brazil, and China for a new approach to innovation that is frugal and flexible.
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Cambridge in America May Ball
Lincoln Center, New York City
Thursday 21 June 2012
Cambridge in America cordially invite alumni and their guests to the first Cambridge in America May Ball: A Night in Treme, the musical majesty of New Orleans.
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25 May – 3 June 2012
Receive 10% off Charleston Festival tickets. Taking place at the former home of the Bloomsbury group in East Sussex, the festival boasts unique surroundings and an alumni-studded programme, including Robert MacFarlane, Michael Frayn & Andrew Marr.
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Britten Sinfonia at the Southbank
17 May 2012
Leading tenor Mark Padmore brings his artistry to Mahler & Schubert at Britten Sinfonia's upcoming Southbank Centre concert. Use your CAMCard to receive £5 off tickets.
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