A must for lovers of books and libraries, this wide ranging talk by Mark Purcell of the University Library draws on his recent acclaimed book on the history of the great country house libraries of Britain and Ireland, to argue that many were profoundly scholarly collections, assembled with great care and widely used for intellectual studies.
We know from King’s College Archives many details of the building of the world renowned chapel, such as the number and types of materials used, the workmen, what they were paid, how the materials were delivered, and what the building cost. Dr. Patricia McGuire, the College Archivist, will describe the completion of the stone structure, taking it to the state ready to receive its magnificent windows.
A recital given by Chihiro Ono (violin) accompanied by Philip Mead (piano) of works by Schumann, Brahms and Fauré. This will be Chihiro’s last appearance at St. Augustine’s as Artist in Residence 2016-18.
A concert given by prize winners from the Cambridge Competitive Music Festival. A not-to-be-missed opportunity to hear the young musical stars from the Cambridge area.
We regret that this talk has been cancelled due to ill health. We hope to find another date for this talk.
Hear first hand from Andrew Laurie about the exciting conservation work being done in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, including the creation of the world’s largest marine park, and the challenges facing the project from development and climate change.
Join us for a lively evening of music and dancing in the impressive gothic surrounds of St Giles' Church. Led by the Cambridge University Ceilidh Band, and by caller Bob Ridout, we shall be stepping out in the spirit of Robert Burns. There will also be a bar available. This all-age event has been organised by the Whitworth Trust, and all proceeds will go towards the work of the charity.
Tickets are available at the ADC Theatre Box Office. £10, £5 concessions. Children under 12 are Free.
This event is a sponsored rough sleepout organised by CamCRAG and Cambridge Wintercomfort in aid of ‘Homeless Sunday’ – when groups across the country take practical action to tackle the problem of homelessness. Homeless Sunday is organised by ‘Housing Justice’ and will take place on Sunday 28 January 2018.
Margaret Waring, textile historian and member of The Textiles Society and The Embroiderers' Guild, will be running a series of monthly, creative textiles workshops at St. Giles' Church, between 10 am and 12 noon on the 4th Saturday of the month. This is the initial meeting, to discuss a programme of activities. In general all materials will be provided, and the cost will be a £15 per session donation, for the benefit of the Friends of St. Giles' Church.
All are welcome to this screening of a 1944 film noir directed by Billy Wilder. Entrance is free, donations are welcome (£3 - £5 suggested), popcorn and other light refreshments are available. Further details of this event and further social events are on the website of the organisers, the Friends of St. Giles' Church.
Further screenings on every third Saturday: 17th February, 17th March, 21st April, 19th May
Geoffrey Howe, Head Porter at Jesus College, will be the speaker.
Your Cambridge Heritage is a series of free lectures hosted by the Friends of St. Giles' Church, given every second Thursday of the Month at 11am in St Giles' Church. Refreshments are served from 10.30 am.