Cambridge History Festival 2015

The Museum of Cambridge’s
Cambridge History Festival 2015
Wednesday 25th February to Sunday 8th March

The Museum of Cambridge wishes to thank its sponsors:
Cambridge News
Cheffins
Marshall of Cambridge
Premier Travel
RealVNC
Ridgeons

Unless otherwise indicated, all tickets must be booked in advance through Eventbrite or in person from the Museum of Cambridge.  Please see individual listings for the link to the relevant Eventbrite booking page.  Places are limited (particularly at the Museum of Cambridge) so early booking is advised.  Please note that where the ticket price includes a glass of wine, this will be served after the event at the Museum of Cambridge


Event Listing

Wednesday 25th February

7.30-8.30pm
Talk & Book-Signing
Keeping Clean: The Surprising History of Everyday Hygiene. Greg Jenner in conversation with Professor Helen Weinstein
Heffers Book Shop, 20 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TY
Tickets cost £7.50/£5.00
In celebration of Thomas Hobson’s Conduit, which brought fresh water to Cambridge, join Greg Jenner – Historical Consultant to CBBC’s Horrible Histories and author of the new book A Million Years in A Day: A Curious History of Everyday Life – as he discusses the surprising history of personal hygiene and public sanitation.
THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY BEEN


Thursday 26th February

2.00 – 3.30pm
A Tour of Cambridge in War and Peace with Chris Skilton
Tour starts from Great St Mary’s Church and finishes at the Eagle.
Maximum 20 places; tickets cost £10 to include a glass of mulled wine
Cambridge has a rich history of both war and peace and this tour explores the impact of both on the development of the city.
SOLD OUT

7.30 – 8.30pm
The inaugural Enid Porter Memorial Lecture
1914-18 A Century On: Global War, Public Memory and Local History by Professor David Reynolds
Castle Street Methodist Church
Tickets cost £7.50/£5.00 to include a glass of wine (at the Museum of Cambridge)
David Reynolds explores the way British public memory of the Great War has changed over time and highlights new perspectives on 1914-18.
To book click here: https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15005961234/

Friday 27th February

3.00 – 4.00pm
The Masters’ Wives Coverlet of 1892: a real Detective Story by Carolyn Ferguson
Museum of Cambridge
Maximum 30 places; tickets cost £5/£3

SOLD OUT

5.45 – 7.30pm
Death and Disease through the Ages in Cambridge
A tour for adults from See Cambridge Differently
Tickets cost £10 per person, payable at the start of the tour, to include a glass of mulled cider
Join the registered Cambridge tour guides of See Cambridge Differently as they take you on a guided walk looking at gory parts of Cambridge’s history! Meet at 5.45pm at The Mitre Pub in Bridge Street for a glass of mulled cider; the walk will end at the Museum of Cambridge at 7.30pm
To book a place please contact
info@seecambridgedifferently.co.uk

7.00 – 8.00pm
The Impact of the Railways in Cambridge by Tony Kirby
Castle Street Methodist Church
Tickets cost £7.50/£5 to include a glass of wine (at the Museum of Cambridge)
Tony Kirby looks at the role of the railway in shaping Cambridge and explores the past and present railway landscape, from the days of steam through dieselization to electrification, and from the Hills Road Bridge to Chesterton Junction, Cherry Hinton and Histon.
To book click here: https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/14972834150/

7.30 – 9.30pm
CAMRA at the White Horse Inn
Museum of Cambridge
Maximum 50 places; tickets cost £7.50  to include one glass of beer

Find out more about the history of brewing in Cambridge while sampling delicious beer from the Moonshine and Black Bar breweries, and enjoy a short tour of current and former Inns in the Castle Hill area.
SOLD OUT

Saturday 28th February

10.00 – 11.00am
Introducing Jim Ede
Kettle's Yard
Maximum 20 places; tickets cost £3.00
Join the staff of Kettle's Yard as they introduce H.S. "Jim" Ede, the founder of Kettle's Yard, through a tour of the house and collection.

To book click here:
https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15006292224/

11.00am - 12.00pm
Introducing Jim Ede
Kettle's Yard
Maximum 20 places; tickets cost £3.00
Join the staff of Kettle's Yard as they introduce H.S. "Jim" Ede, the founder of Kettle's Yard, through a tour of the house and collection.
SOLD OUT


10.30am – 4.00pm
Exhibition of Anglo Saxon artefacts from Cambridgeshire County Council
Museum of Cambridge
Free
Enjoy a special chance to see Anglo Saxon household objects found in and around Cambridge. These have been kindly loaned by Cambridgeshire County Council and are rarely seen on open display.


11.00am-12.00pm
Anglo Saxon and Roman Cambridge by Quinton Carroll
Museum of Cambridge
Maximum 30 places; tickets cost £5.00/£3.00
SOLD OUT


1.00-5.00pm
Re-enactment at the Inn
Hobson’s Choice: Life in a Cambridge Pub
Museum of Cambridge
Free; no need to book
In conversation with Professor Helen Weinstein – meet Thomas Hobson the colourful Cambridge Inn-keeper –and experience Elizabethan life with Matthew and Gill of
www.HistoryNeedsYou.com making history engaging and fun. It is 1588, the year of the Spanish Armada, a time of war and religious division. People go to the Inn to hear news from afar whilst playing games and listening to music- join in to sing and play dice, tables or cards and you may hear the good news about Queen Elizabeth.
For more information about this event, please visit
www.historyworks.tv

2.30-3.15pm
History in the Courtyard by Hobson’s Fountain
Singing History with Thomas Hobson
Museum of Cambridge
Free; no need to book
Join the children of the Singing History Choir for a history talk illustrated with songs, drama and games about Thomas Hobson, the famous Cambridge Tudor philanthropist. With music by Kirsty Martin and lyrics by CBBC’s Horrible Histories songwriter Dave Cohen, the presence of Thomas Hobson himself, and a talk by Professor Helen Weinstein, this family-friendly event is part of the Historyworks project Creating Cambridge & Singing History – Celebrating Cambridge Past & Present.
For more information about the project please visit
www.historyworks.tv


3.30 – 4.30pm
Primitive Methodism in Castle Hill by John Boocock
Castle Street Methodist Church
Tickets cost £3.00
At one time there were three Primitive Methodist churches in Castle Hill.  Find out more about the passions behind the people who preached and created this hill top enclave.
To book click here: https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15006433647/

5.00 – 6.00pm
60s Cambridge – a display of Vespa Scooters in the Courtyard
Museum of Cambridge

6.30 – 7.30pm
Cambridge in the Good Old Days presents:  ‘50s and ‘60s Cambridge
Castle Street Methodist Church
Tickets cost £7.50/£5.00 to include a glass of wine (at the Museum of Cambridge)
So what was Cambridge really like in the 1950s and 1960s? Members of the 5,000 strong Facebook group ‘Cambridge in the Good Old Days’ share their memories and images of a vibrant time. 

To book click here:
https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15154007043/

Sunday 1st March

10.30am – 12.00pm
Death and Disease Through the Ages in Cambridge
A tour for all the family from See Cambridge Differently
Tickets cost £7.50 for adults; £5 for children; £20 for a family group of up to 4 people, payable at the start of the tour.
Join the registered Cambridge tour guides of See Cambridge Differently as they take you on a guided walk looking at gory parts of Cambridge’s history! Meet at 10am at Quayside; the walk will end at the Museum of Cambridge at 11.45am.
To book a place please contact
info@seecambridgedifferently.co.uk

12.00pm and 2.00pm
Family Tours of the Museum
Museum of Cambridge
Free
Enjoy a ‘spooky tour’ of the Museum and find out more about local traditions such as how people tried to ward off evil spirits.
To book please contact the Museum on 01223 355159

12.00 - 4.00pm
Family Fun at the Museum
Join us for a family day of crafts and fun in the Museum. Be inspired by the objects in the Museum to write your own stories and poems and draw your own pictures.
Museum of Cambridge
Free

2.30 – 3.30pm
The English Reformation by David Berkley
St Edward King & Martyr Church
Tickets cost £5.00
David Berkley explores the role of St Edward King & Martyr Church in the English Reformation, Cambridge’s unique connection to this period of English history, and how its sequel, Puritanism, was ignited.
To book click here:
https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15154099319/

6.00 – 7.00pm
The David Parr House by Tamsin Wimhurst
Museum of Cambridge
Maximum 30 places; tickets cost £5.00/£3.00 to include a glass of wine
SOLD OUT


Monday 2nd March

7.00 – 8.00pm
Oliver Cromwell: Hero or Villain? by Dr David L Smith
Castle Street Methodist Church

Tickets cost £7.50/£5.00 to include a glass of wine (at the Museum of Cambridge)
Dr Smith explores Cromwell’s life and career through a selection of his letters and speeches, and considers why opinion is still so divided over whether he was a hero or a villain.
To book click here:
https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15154225697/

Tuesday 3rd March

7.00 – 8.00pm
The History of the Cambridge News in words and pictures by Chris Elliott
Museum of Cambridge (please note the change of venue)
Tickets cost £7.50/£5.00 to include a glass of wine (at the Museum of Cambridge)
Chris Elliott, Chief Reporter, explores the history of the Cambridge News from its first edition in 1888, through the First and Second World Wars, the 1960s and 1970s, right up to the present day and its most recent make-over.
To book click here: https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15154393198/

Wednesday 4th March

7.00 – 8.00pm
From Workhouse to Playhouse: a history of Mill Road by Becky Proctor
Castle Street Methodist Church
Tickets cost £7.50/£5.00 to include a glass of wine (at the Museum of Cambridge)
Find out more about the two-year Heritage Lottery funded project to build a community archive for Mill Road and what volunteers have discovered so far about this famous area of Cambridge.
To book click here: https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15154416267/

Thursday 5 March
7.30-8.15pm (doors open at 7pm)
Lighting the Candle by Arcadia Reign
St Edward King and Martyr Church
WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED


Sunday 8th March

3.30-5.00pm
Family Concert
Creating my Cambridge & Singing History – Celebrating Cambridge Past & Present
West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
All Welcome! Free Family Friendly Concert. No need to book.
Join in this astonishing concert of funny songs and lyrical poems about Cambridge’s people and places, past and present, featuring new compositions by Michael Rosen (best loved writer of children’s books), Dave Cohen (CBBC’s Horrible Histories songwriter) and Inja (composing Rhythm and Poetry with Cambridge youngsters).
To book click here:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-my-cambridge-singing-history-tickets-15534450961?ref=ebtn