Archaeology Events at the Festival of Ideas

FRIDAY 25TH OCTOBER

Deep time, earth to solar system: artists in discussion

The first Artists in Residence for the University’s North West Cambridge development: Karen Guthrie, Nina Pope, Tania Kovats and Hannah Rickards discuss and exchange ideas that have emerged from their research within the departments of Archaeology, Astronomy and Earth Sciences.

15+, Free, Accessible toilet, Full access, Hearing loop, Talk, Arrive on time, Pre-book

SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER

Ancient worlds at Girton

Explore frontiers of Anglo-Saxon and Roman life in Cambridge in the exhibition of discoveries on the Girton College site. Egyptian and Mediterranean collections also include Hermione, our Egyptian portrait mummy.

8+, Free, Accessible toilet, Full access, Exhibition, Drop in, Booking not required

Beyond borders: exploring the Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Worlds

The Department presents an afternoon of talks, readings, exhibitions, games and other activities. The Orkney Viking Heritage Project travelling exhibition will be displayed, along with diverse poster presentations.

8+, Free, Full access, Exhibition, Drop in, Booking not required

Prehistory day

Take a fascinating step back in time and discover how our ancestors survived and prospered. Hands-on activities include hunting with a spear thrower or bow and arrow, grinding grain to bake bread Neolithic style and creating your own rock-art or pottery figurines.

All ages, Free, Full access, Hands-on, Drop in, Booking not required

For more information about events and booking for the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, please see their website here.

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