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2017

October 2017

Script Detectives: Decoding Ancient Writing

What: learn how to write in ancient scripts
When: Thursday 26th October, 2-3pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery
Who: children aged 7-11

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What Postmoderns can learn from Premoderns

What: Festival of Ideas talk by Mr Nicholas Denyer
When: Wednesday 25th October, 6.30-7.30pm
Where: Faculty of Classics, Room G.19
Who: Adults

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It's a Kind of Magic

What: crafts and hands on activities
When: Tuesday 24th October, 1-4pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery
Who: children of all ages

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Big Saturday

What: crafts and object handling
When: Saturday 21st October, 1-5pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery
Who: all ages

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Incredible India: Sanskrit Myths and Truths

What: Festival of Ideas talk by Dr Jo Willmott
When: Saturday 21st October, 3-4pm
Where: Faculty of Classics, Room G.19
Who: Adults

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Recitativo: Fragments - after Lucretius and Negri

What: performance art in the Cast Gallery inspired by ancient literature
When: Friday 20th October, 6.30-7.30pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery
Who: Adults

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Nudity and Adornment in Greek and Indian Art

What: Festival of Ideas talk by Dr Nigel Spivey & Dr Caroline Vout
When: Tuesday 17 October, 6.30-7.30pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery
Who: Adults

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August 2017

 

Meet the Greeks 

What: crafts and hands-on activities
When: Monday 21st August, 1-4pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery
Who: children of all ages

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Aesop's Forest: Don't Do That! 

What: a tale based on Aesop's Fables with storyteller Marion Leeper
When: Thursday 17th August, 1-2pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery
Who: ages 3-5

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Aesop's Forest: the Scared Lion 

What: a tale based on Aesop's Fables with storyteller Marion Leeper
When: Thursday 17th August, 3-4pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery
Who: ages 3-5

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Journey to the End of the World 

What: crafts and hands-on activities
When: Tuesday 15th August, 1-4pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery
Who: children of all ages

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Why is the Owl Wise?

What: crafts and activities with the Museum of Zoology
When: Thursday 10th August, 1-4pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery
Who: children of all ages

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Meet the Romans 

What: crafts and hands-on activities
When: Tuesday 8th August, 1-4pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery
Who: children of all ages

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Drink and Draw

What: after-hours sketching in the Cast Gallery
When: Friday 4th August, 6-9pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology
Who: Adults

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July 2017

 

Aesop's Forest: Don't Do That! 

What: a tale based on Aesop's Fables with storyteller Marion Leeper
When: Monday 31st July, 1-2pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery
Who: ages 3-5

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Aesop's Forest: the Scared Lion 

What: a tale based on Aesop's Fables with storyteller Marion Leeper
When: Monday 31st July, 3-4pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery
Who: ages 3-5

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May 2017

 

Lost: an evening with Issam Kourbaj and Ruth Padel

What: evening event with poetry exploring Lost, our current exhibition
When: Wednesday 17th May, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery
Who: Adults

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Drink and Draw

What: after-hours sketching in the Cast Gallery
When: Friday 26th May, 6-9pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology
Who: Adults

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April 2017

 

Odysseus the Pirate

What: a storytelling adventure on the high seas with Marion Leeper
When: Friday 7th April, 2-3pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery
Who: Ages 3-5

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Animal Antics

What: explore the animals in our gallery with fun, crafts and a trail
When: Tuesday 11th April, 1-4pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery
Who: For all ages

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March 2017

 

Getting Up Close and Personal in Herculaneum

What: Cambridge Science Festival Talk by Prof. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
When: Thursday 16th March, 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Faculty of Classics, Room G.19
Who: Adults

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February 2017

 

Twilight at the Museums

What: a torch-lit adventure in the Cast Gallery after-hours
When: Wednesday 15th October, 4.30-7.30pm
Where: Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery
Who: For all ages

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