Sunday

 Sunday Highlights


How and Why Should we put a Value on Nature?

One of the great challenges of the 21st century is to understand and manage human impacts on our planet's rich, but rapidly diminishing biodiversity. The Cambridge Conservation Initiative, a unique collaboration between the University and the large cluster of Cambridge-based conservation organisations, seeks to transform the global understand and conservation of biodiversity and the natural capital it represents and, through this, help secure a sustainable future for all life on Earth. A panel of eminent leaders in this field will share and debate their innovative ideas for valuing such natural capital.
  High Days and Scarlet Days: The Ceremonial Life of the University in the Early 21st Century

Learn more about the traditional life of Cambridge. Timothy Milner is the University's part-time Ceremonial Officer and an additional Pro-Proctor for Ceremonial Occasions. He has had a lifelong interest in costume, ceremonial traditions and heraldry and is an Honorary Fellow of the Burgon Society, which promotes the study of academical dress.


Sunday Morning Events

College Gardens Tour: Murray Edwards New Hall Art Collection Tour Blue Badge Tour: Cambridge Inscriptions Blue Badge Tour:
Famous Alumni
9.30am - 10.30am
10.45am - 11.45am
9.30am - 10.30am 
10.45am - 11.45am
9.30am - 10.30am
11.00am - 12.00pm
9.30am - 10.30am
11.00am - 12.00pm
Head Gardener, Jo Cobb, will give a guided tour of the College's beautiful gardens including the Fellows' Garden, herb garden and the Rosemary Murray Memorial Garden. Art Administrator Sarah Greaves will give a guided tour of the impressive New Hall Art Collection, the second largest collection of women's art in the world. The collection contains over 250 contemporary works by female artists including Maggi Hambling, Barbara Hepworth and Paula Rego. A tantalising glimpse into the wealth of beautiful inscriptions around Cambridge, both Town and Gown. A chance to test your Latin? (Although translations will be available). There are many inscriptions with a link to Eric Gill and a world famous local workshop. The alumni of Cambridge have influenced, informed and entertained the world. In this tour, follow in the footsteps of Milton, Byron, Wordsworth, Newton, Darwin, John Cleese, Peter Cook, Ted Hughes, AA Milne and many more. 
The Botanic Garden Highlights Tour The Discovery of Greek Sculpture Global Food Security & Disease: Modelling the Risk  Open House: Cambridge Judge Business School 
9.30am - 11.00am 9.30am - 10.15am
11.00am - 11.45am
9.30am - 10.30am 
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10.00am - 12.00pm 
Enjoy a gentle stroll after busy weekend around the beautiful University Botanic Garden. Be guided around the historic Garden, its collections and seasonal highlights, by one of their experienced and extremely knowledgeable Garden Guides.  Visit one of the most comprehensive collections of Greek and Roman plaster casts in the world, which tells the story of Greek and Roman sculpture and its discovery. Alumni will also be able to visit the special exhibition, The Olympic Games in context: festivals and competitions in Greek sanctuaries. Currently about 2 billion people worldwide either live in hunger or are undernourished. Dr Matt Castle, a research associate in the Epidemiology and Modelling Group in the Department of Plant Sciences and a mathematician by training, will illustrate examples of the risks posed to global food crops by modern pests and pathogens and illustrate how mathematical models of disease spread are informing current policy.          Take a self-guided tour inside on of Cambridge's most colourful buildings. Learn more about the history of the building, the School and its programmes and research centres. Refreshments will be on offer. 
High Days and Scarlet Days: The Ceremonial Life of the University in the Early 21st Century   Blue Badge Tour:
Contemporary Architecture 
Blue Badge Tour:
Historic Architecture 
Coffee Concert: Music by Women Composers of the Baroque 
10.00am - 11.00am 
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10.30am - 11.30am  10.30am - 11.30am  10.30am - 12.00pm 
Learn more about the traditional life of Cambridge. Timothy Milner is the University's part-time Ceremonial Officer and an additional Pro-Proctor for Ceremonial Occasions. He has had a lifelong interest in costume, ceremonial traditions and heraldry and is an Honorary Fellow of the Burgon Society, which promotes the study of academical dress. For those interested in modern and contemporary architecture, there are many fine examples associated with the colleges and the University - designs by Norman Foster and Partners, Edward Cullinan and Michael Hopkins to name but a few.  We can show you some of the finest example of Saxon, Norman, Gothic, Tudor and Classical architecture, not just in this country but in some cases the world. King's College Chapel along is widely regarded as the world's finest Late Gothic building and houses treasures worth a tour on their own. Enjoy coffee followed by a concert featuring music by Francesca Caccini, Isabella Leonarda, Barbara Strozzi and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre performed by Marie Lemaire (soprano), Ryan Mark (violin) and Dan Tidhar (harpsichord). 
Gardens Tour:
Robinson College 
Gardens Tour:
Newnham College  
Newnham Conversation  Lecture on the Selwyn Sundial 
10.45am - 11.45am 

11.00am - 12.00pm  11.00am - 12.00pm 

11.00am - 12.00pm 
A tour of the special garden at the centre of Robinson College, designed by J.S. Bodan Gruffydd to be a 'wild woodland water garden' at its heart, whilst keeping the more formal garden beyond.  Head Gardener Tony Arnold will give a guided tour of some of the most attractive gardens in Cambridge (where walking on the grass is most definitely allowed!)  In the year of the Olympics, Newnham is particularly proud to present two of its most eminent sporting alumnae in The Newnham Conversation. Clare Balding (Newnham 1999) TV and radio broadcaster and author, and Anna Watkins (Newnham 2001) rowing Olympic bronze medallist in Beijing, will talk about their times at Newnham and how the Cambridge Experience influenced their careers.  Selwyn College has a fine example of a sundial that shows Babylonian hours and Italian hours. These are very rare in Britain. This talk by Dr Frank King, world expert on sundials and designer of Selwyn's unusual dial explains how it works. 
Alumni Coffee Morning   Risk and Resilience in an Age of Extreme Uncertainty  How and Why Should we put a Value on Nature? 
 
11.00am - 1.00pm  11.30am - 12.30pm
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11.30am - 12.30pm 
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Coffee, cake and sandwiches will be served in the Cambridge University Press bookshop whilst you browse the latest literary sensations on offer. Don't forget your CAMCard for a 20% discount on all purchases.  Major threats and extreme events such as severe weather or terrorism present managers of contemporary organisations with an acute and urgent picture of uncertainty which renders strategic decision making problematic. A recent study has looked at a range of organisations at risk, from those in high risk environments such as transport hubs to 'soft' postcard targets e.g. the Tower of London and iconic targets such as the Olympics. Bridgette Sullivan-Taylor Visiting Fellow at the Judge Business School will present her research findings on identifying ways in which these capabilities might be embedded and enhanced within and across organisations along key supply chains and the critical national infrastructure.   One of the great challenges of the 21st century is to understand and manage human impacts on our planet's rich, but rapidly diminishing biodiversity. The Cambridge Conservation Initiative, a unique collaboration between the University and the large cluster of Cambridge-based conservation organisations, seeks to transform the global understand and conservation of biodiversity and the natural capital it represents and, through this, help secure a sustainable future for all life on Earth. A panel of eminent leaders in this field will share and debate their innovative ideas for valuing such natural capital.
 
 

Sunday Afternoon Events


Fitzwilliam Museum Promenade Concert
1.15pm - 2.00pm

Featuring Helen Roche (Caius 2004) on the violin.

Booking guarantees you a space, otherwise arrive early as the concert is also open to the general public.


Sunday Colleges Events

Emmanuel College Fitzwilliam College Magdalene College Murray Edwards College

12.30pm - 1.15pm 11.30am 2.00pm - 4.30pm 12.15pm
Lunch in Hall for Member and Guests. Booking closes on 24 August, please contact Adam Wilkinson directly.

www.emma.cam.ac.uk
Music Performance

www.fitz.cam.ac.uk
Annual Donors Day. Lectures and Afternoon Tea for those who made a donation to the College (by invitation only).

www.magdalene.cambridge.
com
Sunday Lunch

www.murrayedwards.
cam.ac.uk
Pembroke College Queens' College Robinson College Sidney Sussex College

11.45am 10.00am - 4.00pm 9.00am onwards 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Alumni Weekend Drinks Party (all College members and families welcome)

www.pem.ac.uk/alumdev/
alumni/events
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
9.00am - 10.30am - Pegasus Brunch

9.45am - Garden Tour

www.robinson.cam.ac.uk/
alumni2/viewnews.php

Alumni Decade Reunion Lunch for those who matriculated in 1990 - 1999

www.sid.cam.ac.uk
St Catharine's College St Edmund's College Trinity College

8.00am onwards 10.30am 11.30am - 5.00pm
8.00am - 9.45am - Breakfast, Hall

9.00am - Holy Communion, Chapel

12.30pm - 1.30pm - Buffet Lunch

www.caths.cam.ac.uk/
events
Commemoration of Benefactors

www.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk
Eighth Annual Members Luncheon, including a recital by the choir, afternoon activities and tea.

www.trin.cam.ac.uk