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2017-06-24 09:00 - The 8th EUNet Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children Conference: Creating Musical Spaces: Origins, Cultures and Childhoods
Creating Musical Spaces: Origins, Cultures and Childhoods Research and practice presentations, workshops and creative happenings in early childhood.
2017-06-24 09:00 - Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo
This exhibition provides a window on the life of a community a thousand years ago – a Jewish community in the centre of a thriving Islamic empire, international in outlook, multicultural in make up, devout to its core.
2017-06-24 10:00 - The Year That Made Antarctica
Over dinner in the spring of 1950 a party of scientists produced an ambitious proposal for a global year of science: the International Geophysical Year was born. With a heavy emphasis on Antarctica, thousands of people from dozens of countries came together to learn about our planet.
2017-06-24 10:00 - Elephants, Deities and Ashoka’s Pillar: Coins of India from antiquity to the present
As part of the commemoration in 2017 of the 70th anniversary of Indian independence - marked by the UK-India Year of Culture - this exhibition, drawn from the Fitzwilliam's world-class numismatic collection, will explore the history of India through coins produced from the 4th century BC until recent times.
2017-06-24 10:00 - From Kabul to Kolkata: Highlights of Indian painting in the Fitzwilliam Museum
The Fitzwilliam's second exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, showcases a selection of Indian miniature paintings and drawings, ranging in date from the 16th to 19th century.
2017-06-24 10:00 - Honey from Many Flowers: Carl Wilhelm Kolbe and Salomon Gessner’s Idylls
Carl Wilhelm Kolbe (1759–1835), produced prints after a set of landscape drawings by Salomon Gessner (1730-88), which capture the Romantic period's preoccupation with the pastoral idyll and delight in the natural world. This exhibition showcases a recently acquired complete set of Kolbe's twenty-five etchings, issued in five parts from 1805-11.
2017-06-24 10:00 - Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum
Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Museum's excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.
2017-06-24 10:00 - Sea to Shore: Paintings by Alfred Wallis & Christopher Wood Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum
This third display from the Kettle's Yard collection brings together paintings by Alfred Wallis and Christopher Wood that are inspired by the sea and shore.
2017-06-24 10:00 - The Best of All Possible Worlds: Quentin Blake and The Folio Society
Sir Quentin Blake is the UK's best loved illustrator. See his original illustrations for four classics – The Golden Ass, Candide, Fifty Fables of La Fontaine and Riddley Walker.
2017-06-24 15:00 - Richard Sorrell: a Singular Artist
Richard Sorrell (b.1948) is a painter of invented figurative pictures or, put more simply: 'people doing things'. He works in oil, acrylic and watercolour.

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"Memories Of Burwell", By Frank Czucha
Newly published book containing over 300 photos of former schools, shops and companies etc. is now available from Tina's in North Street. Priced at £12.99
BBC News - Cambridgeshire
Addenbrooke's nurse 'could not speak any English'
The hospital only realised the woman did not speak any English when she turned up for her first day.
Dashcam captures drink-drive crash in Mepal
A drink-driver was jailed after causing a fatal five-vehicle crash.
Cambridge guided bus crashes into wall
A guided bus crashed after leaving the tracks, leaving one man injured.
Fruit and veg farmers facing migrant labour shortages
Growers are already having difficulty recruiting pickers and fear it could get harder post-Brexit.
Roads in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk start to melt in hot weather
The hot weather continues to cause problems for people who want to travel, as roads start to melt.
Peterborough Lido: A look back at the pool's 80 years
The popular outdoor pool opened in 1936 but things have not always gone swimmingly.
Duxford: From daring dogfights to acrobatic airshows
From daring dogfights to acrobatic airshows: One hundred personal stories of Duxford's past and present.
Students compete in Cambridge University's cardboard boat race
More than 50 boats made out of cardboard, tape and glue compete in race.
Bumps: Cambridge’s curious rowing race
There is no other boat race quite like it.
Paul Taylor: Bradford City sign forward on one-year deal after Peterborough exit
Bradford City sign forward Paul Taylor on a one-year deal following his release by Peterborough United.
Brad Inman: Rochdale sign Peterborough midfielder on season-long loan
Rochdale sign midfielder Brad Inman on a season-long loan from League One rivals Peterborough United.
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