Past Events

  • Clara Rackham – Her Life and Achievements

    Thursday 19 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    a talk by Prof Mary Joannou Clara Rackham (1875 – 1966) was an English feminist and politician active in the women’s suffrage movement, the Women’s Co-operative Guild, the peace movement... Find out more »

  • Pre-opening event!

    Saturday 23 March @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Milton Road Library has been a central part of our community for many years. Its resurrection as a Library and Community Facility will be completed in just a few months’ time. Join us to talk about ... Find out more »

  • Revitalising the Museum of Cambridge

    Wednesday 13 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Museum of Cambridge (formerly the Folk Museum) is going from strength to strength as it transitions to a new volunteer-run model and focuses on sharing the stories of Cambridge and the surrounding... Find out more »

  • The David Parr House – an extraordinary home in Cambridge

    Wednesday 23 January @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Decorated in the late Victorian era this house in Gwydir Street lay undiscovered until a few years ago when its extraordinary story began to be uncovered. David Parr was an ‘artistic decorator&#... Find out more »

  • One man in a boat

    Wednesday 12th December 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    We are delighted to host the talented Geoff Hales again for our Christmas Event. Join us to enjoy his play ‘One man in a boat’, with mulled wine and mince pies to share after. Based on Jer... Find out more »

  • A young Englishwoman witnesses the Russian Revolution

    Wednesday 26th September 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Evening talks at Milton Road School Organised by the Friends of Milton Road Library Last Sybil: A young Englishwoman witnesses the Russian Revolution a talk by Simon Boyd Wednesday 26th September 2018... Find out more »

  • Story Sharing: Off to the Beach

    Saturday 23rd June 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Join us for another family friendly storytelling session at Milton Road school in the small hall – drop in or stay for the whole hour. Theme: Off to the beach Look forward to warmer weather and... Find out more »

  • Story Sharing: Busy Birds

    Saturday 26th May 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Join us for another family friendly storytelling session at Milton Road school in the small hall – drop in or stay for the whole hour. To look forward to National Bookstart Week 2018 (5-11 June), we... Find out more »

  • Story Sharing: The Book Bus!

    Saturday 28th April 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

    Join us for another family friendly storytelling session at Milton Road school in the small hall – drop in or stay for the whole hour. Theme: Book Bus. Stories about buses and other vehicles, a... Find out more »

  • Story Sharing: Frogs and Other Jumpers

    Saturday 24th March 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Join us for another family friendly storytelling session at Milton Road school in the small hall – drop in or stay for the whole hour. Theme: Frogs and Other Jumpers. Session run by local story... Find out more »

  • The Incredible Woman. How Women Gained the Vote & Personhood

    Tuesday 6th March 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    ‘The Incredible Woman’ – a short film by Karen Buczynski-Lee and Jocelynne Scutt – recounts the work of Mary Wollstonecraft and before, to gain the vote, economic rights, right... Find out more »

  • Learning to live with and without prosthetics in a technological world

    Wednesday 17th January 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    John Willis was born in Cambridge without fully formed arms and legs. He has participated in just about every sport and has made it his life's work to make sport accessible to the disabled, and to ena... Find out more »

  • Christmas Event: A Wander Round Wodehouse

    Wednesday 6th December 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Geoff performed his play about P.G.Wodehouse in which the creator of Bertie Wooster, Jeeves and Lord Emsworth addresses a literary society and talks about his beginnings as a writer, his early life, h... Find out more »

  • Would Fermat’s Last Theorem have been solved without Milton Road Library?

    Friday 10th November 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Fermat's Last Theorem was proposed in the 17th century and remained unsolved for over three centuries despite the efforts of many great mathematicians. In 1963, at the age of 10, Andrew Wiles came acr... Find out more »

  • Evening Talk: Chris Becket on Writing Science Fiction

    Thursday 18th May 2017 @ 7:30 pm - Friday 19th May 2017 @ 9:30 pm

    A talk by the “rising star” of British SF, Chris Beckett Winner of the Arthur C Clarke award 2013 for Dark Eden, author Chris Beckett will be talking about his writing and about SF as a ge... Find out more »

  • The Augustinian Canons at Barnwell Priory

    Tuesday 25th April 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    A talk by Dr Sarah Preston. The Priory of St Giles and St Andrew, Barnwell, was one of the earliest houses of Augustinian Canons in England. Although little remains of its buildings, its surviving man... Find out more »

  • The Search for Thomas Farrer

    Thursday 9th March 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    A talk by Michael Bond It all started with a clock. The clock stood on the turn of the stairs of our cottage. The maker’s name was Thomas Farrer, Saxmundham. My talk is the story of the search to fi... Find out more »

  • Love Food Hate Waste

    Wednesday 8th February 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    A talk by Birgitta Laurent, Recycling Coordinator for Cambridge City Council UK households waste about £12 billion worth of good food and drink every year. That’s up to £50 a month for the aver... Find out more »

  • Christmas Event: Private Kipling

    Thursday 8th December 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    The Friends invited you to their annual Christmas event at Milton Rd library, with a dramatic presentation by Geoff Hales Travelling Theatre This year Geoff performed his play, Private Kipling, about ... Find out more »

  • The History of the Post Office in Cambridge

    Thursday 17th November 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    A talk by Dr Simon Kelly Cambridge Post Office 1635-2016 Dr Kelly will examine the ten known sites of the Head Post Office in Cambridge from 1635 to date and show you what can be seen of them today. H... Find out more »

  • The Magna Carta and Women

    Thursday 6th October 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    A talk by Jocelynne Scutt, author of Women & The Magna Carta – A Treaty for Rights or Wrongs? Today, more than 150 years after Harriet Taylor’s hopes, expressed in her ‘Enfranchisement of Wo... Find out more »

  • The Museum of Cambridge

    Monday 19th September 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    A talk by Shelley Lockwood, from Cambridge and County Folk Museum This was an opportunity to learn about the Folk Museum and the treasures it holds. The collection is constantly being added to and She... Find out more »

  • Dame Rosemary Murray: Changing Women’s Lives

    Monday 16th May 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Talk by Alison Wilson British chemist and educator, Dame Rosemary Murray was instrumental in establishing New Hall, Cambridge, now Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, and in 1975 was the first woman to... Find out more »