Friday

Friday Highlights

Opening Reception, Fitzwilliam Museum
6.00pm - 8.30pm

Join five hundred fellow thinkers at the exclusive opening party at the Fitzwilliam Museum to network, visit the galleries and to help get the 2012 Alumni Weekend off to a flying start.
This year, when the wine has finished flowing the museum will remain open, giving you the chance to view the Museum's extraordinary collections - including the stunning Han China exhibition - without the crowds, In addition, guests will have the option of guided tours of the galleries, giving exclusive insight into the Museum's rare and exquisite treasures.
  Come & Sing, King's College Chapel
Rehearsal One - 4.30pm - 6.00pm
Rehearsal Two - 7.45pm - 9.15pm
Performance - 9.30pm - 10.30pm

Every year, Come and Sing - Alumni Weekend's very own scratch choir - challenges alumni singers of all ages to come together under the expert tutelage of Stephen Cleobury, Director of Music at King's, to learn, rehearse and perform a piece in just one day. This year, you could be one of the singers attacking the opening chords of Mozart's Vesperae Solennes de Confessore K.V. 339 (Breitopf edition) alongside a professional orchestra, leading soloist Paula Downes and student soloists Feargal Mostyn Williams, Ruairi Bowen and Daniel S'Souza

NB. If you would like to book for this event only. Please print off the booking form and send to the CARO Office, along with your payment details. Online booking for this event only is not available.


Friday Morning Events

Treasures of the University Library An introduction to the Cambridge University Press Chemical Engineering in Cambridge: Past, Present and Future Blue Badge Tour:
College Gardens
9.45am - 10.45am
11.00am - 12.00pm
10.00am - 1.30pm 10.00am - 11.00am
10.00am - 11.00am
11.30am - 12.30pm
Visit one of the world's greatest research
libraries. Learn about its 600 year history, find out about its role as Legal Deposit (copyright) Library and discover its diverse special collections.
The press is the oldest publishing house in the world and a successful modern publisher with a wide-ranging list of academic books, journals, and education
and English Language Teaching materials. The visit will include presentations, a tour of the recently opened Press Museum and lunch.
Professor Nigel Slater (Head of Department) and Dr Patrick Barrie Director of Teaching) will be talking about the history of Chemical Engineersing education in Cambridge, the recent merger with Biotechnology and the future move to a new building in West Cambridge.

The tour will include visits to the gardens of Jesus College and Emmanuel College to see, amongst other things, their wonderful Oriental Plan trees, historic mulberry trees and the country's oldest outdoor swimming pool.
Blue Badge Tour: 800 Years of Death and Disease Sidney Sussex College Garden Tour More than a Veterinary Hospital: Past, Present and Future  Tour of the University Church
10.00am - 11.00am

10.30am - 11.30am 10.30am - 11.45am 11.00am - 12.00pm 
Join specialist science guides on this unusual but fascinating walk. Discover why dried pig's bladder could keep out winter cold, or why people carried around moles' paws! Along the way plenty of lurid details will be provided, revealing just how pestilential this beautiful city once was. Sidney Sussex is a well-kept secret. Located in the very centre of the city, behind a high self-effacing wall, lie the College's beautiful ancient gardens with their calm and tranquil atmosphere. The mature trees which canopy free-flowing naturalised areas and sweeping borders. The tour will be led by Trevor Rees, Head Gardener. Professor Michael Herrtage, Dean of the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital will provide an overview of the Hospital's history, its fight against closure, the breadth of work undertaken by the Hospital and its future plans. A tour of the Church, including a visit to the tower, focussing on its relationship with the University as well as its position as a place of ideological development and extensive ministry today.
The 'New' Museum Blue Badge Tour:
Royalty
ADC Tour   
11.00am - 12.00pm

11.30 - 12.30pm  11.30am - 12.30pm   
The museum of Archaeology and Anthropology reopened in May 2012 following a £1.8 million refurbishment. Come and hear about the project and see the world-class collections of Oceanic Asian, African and native American art, alongside major archaeological displays. This Royal Cambridge Tour will concentrate on Cambridge's rich royal heritage from William the Conqueror to the recent announcement that Prince William and Kate Middleton have taken the title of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  Involves a brief history of the ADC and theatre and a tour of the backstage areas as well as learning about how the Theatre works.   

Friday Afternoon Events

ADC Tour 
Treasures of the University Library
Blue Badge Tour:
Christian Heritage

Blue Badge Tour: Contemporary and Historic Architecture
1.00pm - 2.00pm
2.30pm - 3.30pm
4.00pm - 5.00pm
1.30pm - 2.30pm
2.45pm - 3.45pm
1.30pm - 2.30pm
3.00pm - 4.00pm
1.30pm - 2.30pm
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Involves a brief history of the ADC and theatre and a tour of the backstage areas as well as learning about how the Theatre works. 
Visit one of the world's greatest research
libraries. Learn about its 600 year history, find out about its role as Legal Deposit (copyright) Library and discover its diverse special collections.
Cambridge is rich in religios heritage with churches dating back 1000 years. Discover why Cambridge was described as 'The cradle of the English Reformation' and how three of its most prominent reformers met their end under the reign of Mary Tudor.
See some of the finest examples of Saxon, Norman, Gothic, Tudor, classical and modern architecture, not just in some cases, the world. King's College Chapel alone is one of the finest Late Gothic buildings and houses treasures worth a tour on their own. So why not follow in the footsteps of Wren, Gibbs, Wilkins, Essex, Hopkins and Foster and learn more.
Blue Badge Tour: 800 Years of Death and Disease
Blue Badge Tour: Literary
Tour of the University Church
The 'New' Museum 
1.30pm - 2.30pm

1.30pm - 2.30pm
3.00pm - 4.00pm
2.00pm - 3.00pm 
2.00pm - 3.00pm
Join specialist science guides on this unusual but fascinating walk. Discover why dried pig's bladder could keep out winter cold, or why people carried around moles' paws! Along the way plenty of lurid details will be provided, revealing just how pestilential this beautiful city once was.
A tour to revisit the old haunts of famous writers, old and new. Many of English literature's greatest names are associated with the life of Town and Gown: this tour explores the environs which shaped their thinking and writing. 
A tour of the Church, including a visit to the tower, focussing on its relationship with the University as well as its position as a place of ideological development and extensive ministry today.
The museum of Archaeology and Anthropology reopened in May 2012 following a £1.8 million refurbishment. Come and hear about the project and see the world-class collections of Oceanic Asian, African and native American art, alongside major archaeological displays.
People's Portraits Exhibition Talk about the faculty of Divinity and Tour Buildings and Art Tour; Homerton College Blue Badge Tour:
Royalty
2.00pm
3.00pm
4.00pm
2.15pm - 3.15pm 2.30pm - 3.30pm 3.00pm - 4.00pm
In 2000, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters mounted a millennial exhibition entitled People's Portraits. The idea was to represent ordinary people from all walks of life. This exciting and original collection has been housed at Girton since 2002. There are now around 50 paintings in the exhibition. Professor Judith Lieu, Chairman of the Faulty Board of Divinity, will talk about the work of the Faculty and give a tour. Although Homerton is Cambridge's newest College, it has a history reaching back to early 18th century London. A chance to discover the older buildings which were once Cavendish College and the beautiful works which make up the College's art collection. The tour will be led by Peter Warner. This Royal Cambridge Tour will concentrate on Cambridge's rich royal heritage from William the Conqueror to the recent announcement that Prince William and Kate Middleton have taken the title of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  
Demonstration of a Phillips Machine Blue Badge Tour: Sport Molotov's Magic Lantern: A journey
in Russian History
 
Making History Matter in Policy Making 
3.00pm - 5.00pm
3.00pm - 4.00pm
4.30pm - 5.30pm 
4.30pm - 5.30pm  4.15pm - 5.15pm 
First unveiled by its creator, Bill Phillips, in 1949, the Phillips Machine is a hydraulic model of income flow in the national economy. Although economic theory has since moved on, this event is a rare opportunity to experience a practical demonstration of the economy without the aid of PowerPoint! Learn how Cambridge has influenced the development of a wide range of sports, hear all about Cambridge's medal winning scientists, titanic struggles with the Americans, the sprinting lords who look on Great Court and the 100 year old mathematician who ran from Cambridge to Ely (and back) regularly.  Dr Rachel Polonsky, Fellow in Slavonic Studies at Murray Edwards, talks about her award-winning book 'Molotov's Magic Lantern'. Dr Polonsky spent a decade in Moscow, living in an apartment block on Romanov Street that was once home to the Soviet elite; one of those ghostly neighbours was Vyacheslav Molotov. In his former apartment she discovered what remained of his library, leading her on an extraordinary journey throughout Russia.  Can history contribute to better policy making today? This discussion looks at the practice of history and policy from the perspective of an academic, a civil servant and a journalist. The speakers include: Chair, Charles Keidan (Magdalene 1996), inaugural director of the Pears Foundation, David Reynolds, Professor of International History and a Fellow at Christ's; Dr Rachel Fentem (Clare 1998), HM Treasury; and Chris Bowlby (Christ's 1980), BBC journalist. 
The Helium Problem :
A Lecture by
Dr William Nuttall
Anthony Nicolson: A Retrospective Exhibition    
5.30pm - 6.30pm 

6.00pm - 7.30pm     
Helium is used in many high tech applications such as medical scanners. Historically we have not paid much attention to how we use it and have happily filled party balloons with the gas. However, we are in danger of enjoying our parties at the potential expense of not being able to do medical scans in the future. Anthony Nicolson was very much inspired by nature, colours, scent, movement and silence. This exhibition, featuring oils and watercolours is an homage to this talented English painter who sadly died in 2011.  

Friday Drop In event

All the Sculptures of the Greek and Roman Worlds (almost)
10.00am - 5.00pm
As well as being able to see (almost) all the sculptures of the Greek and Roman worlds, alumni will be able to catch up with special a special exhibition, The Olympic Games in context: festivals and competitions in Greek sanctuaries.

Friday College Member Events

Clare College Fitzwilliam College Homerton College Hughes Hall

7pm onwards  7.30pm onwards   7.30pm onwards 7pm onwards 
1998 - 1999 Reunion Dinner.
7.00pm - Drinks
Reception in the SCR

7.45pm - Dinner in the Great Hall

Informal Dinner 

Homerton Roll Annual Reunion Dinner

Hughes Hall Alumni Reunion Dinner
7.00pm - Drinks
Reception

7.30pm - Black Tie
Dinner

 King's College Lucy Cavendish College   Magdalene College Pembroke College 
   7.00pm onwards  8.00pm onwards 7.00pm onwards 
50th Anniversary Event 

www.kingsmembers.org
Reunion Dinner for matriculation years 1972, 1982, 1992 and 2002 

www.lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk
 Reunion Dinner for matriculation years
1991-1993

www.magdalene.
cambridge.com
 7pm - Foundress' Feast for members who matriculated between
1977 and 1979. By invitation of the Masters and Fellows

www.pem.ac.uk/
alumdev/alumni/
events
 Queens' College
 
10.00am - 4.30pm     
College and College
Shop open to all alumni. Enter via the Visitor Gate in Queens' Lane and present your CAMCard. Entry fees may be charged for more than
one guest.
A tour of the College may be arranged with the Cambridge Tourist Office

www.queens.cam.ac.uk