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2017-09-21 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.
2017-09-21 09:00 - Freedom and Fragmentation: Images of Decolonisation and Partition from the Centre of South Asian Studies Archive
To commemorate the many meanings of freedom in South Asia in 1947, the Centre of South Asian Studies is holding the first ever public exhibition of its collections.
2017-09-21 10:00 - Degas, Caricature and Modernity: Daumier, Gavarni, Keene
Edgas Degas (1834-1917) possessed what his friend Walter Sickert (1860-1942) described as 'a rollicking and somewhat bear-like sense of fun'. This exhibition looks at three caricaturists and satirists whose work Degas admired and collected in large numbers: Honoré Daumier (1808-79), Paul Gavarni (1804-66) and Charles Keene (1823-91).
2017-09-21 10:00 - Degas’s Drinker: portraits by Marcellin Desboutin
Edgar Degas's famous painting In a Café (L'Absinthe, 1875-6), features a dissolute bearded man whom Degas modeled on his characterful friend and fellow artist Marcellin Desboutin (1832-1902). Both men shared a passion for printmaking and this exhibition explores the Museum's rare collection of Desboutin's sensitively executed prints in drypoint
2017-09-21 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.
2017-09-21 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.
2017-09-22 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.
2017-09-22 09:00 - Freedom and Fragmentation: Images of Decolonisation and Partition from the Centre of South Asian Studies Archive
To commemorate the many meanings of freedom in South Asia in 1947, the Centre of South Asian Studies is holding the first ever public exhibition of its collections.
2017-09-22 10:00 - Degas, Caricature and Modernity: Daumier, Gavarni, Keene
Edgas Degas (1834-1917) possessed what his friend Walter Sickert (1860-1942) described as 'a rollicking and somewhat bear-like sense of fun'. This exhibition looks at three caricaturists and satirists whose work Degas admired and collected in large numbers: Honoré Daumier (1808-79), Paul Gavarni (1804-66) and Charles Keene (1823-91).
2017-09-22 10:00 - Degas’s Drinker: portraits by Marcellin Desboutin
Edgar Degas's famous painting In a Café (L'Absinthe, 1875-6), features a dissolute bearded man whom Degas modeled on his characterful friend and fellow artist Marcellin Desboutin (1832-1902). Both men shared a passion for printmaking and this exhibition explores the Museum's rare collection of Desboutin's sensitively executed prints in drypoint
2017-09-22 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.

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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
Assistant Chief Constable Nav Malik faces gross misconduct charge
The senior officer allegedly tried to give pointers to a candidate ahead of a police promotion interview.
Cambridge Fitzwilliam inspires 'professor of swords' dream job for boy
Inspired by the Fitzwilliam Museum's weapons collection, he asked how he might pursue his dream job.
Southern, Merseyrail, Arriva Rail North and Greater Anglia rail staff strike
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) are staging two 24-hour walkouts in October.
Private ambulance spending rise in England by 22% in two years
NHS England ambulance trusts spent £78m on private firms in 2016-17, up from £64m two years ago.
Hannah Allum inquest: Hospital criticised over patient's death
The mother of a 29-year-old mental health patient tells an inquest she should not have been unsupervised.
Museum in bid to preserve '1960s UK hovertrain'
A hovertrain threatened to revolutionise rail travel in the 1960s but now lives in a museum.
'Hot Fuzz' police 'arrest' St Ives 'road rage' swan
The feathered felon is accused of road rage, being involved in an accident and obstructing highways.
The museum where retro video gamers meet up
The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge has an archive of more than 10,000 games.
Walsall 1-1 Peterborough United
League One high-flyers Peterborough are denied a late winner as they come from behind to draw at Walsall.
Cambridge United 2-1 Coventry City
Cambridge United hold off Coventry City to claim a narrow victory in an entertaining League Two match.
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