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January 2021

Two Local Poets Sharing a Stage

Wednesday 13th January 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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Sue Wallace-Shaddad’s short collection of poems about Sudan, ‘A City Waking Up’, was published by Dempsey and Windle in October 2020. André Mangeot has published three poetry collections, Natural Causes (Shoestring, 2003), Mixer (Egg Box, 2005) and Blood Rain (Seren, 2020) which examines some of the most pressing challenges we and the planet now face, interwoven with more personal poems and elegies.

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September 2020

Medical Support in Romania – Cambridge based medical charity

Wednesday 16th September 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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Free

 'Medical Support in Romania' is a Cambridge-based medical charity engaged in improving health care in Romania through the involvement of hundreds of NHS staff primarily from the UK, but also beyond.  Since 1991, 239 medical, specialist and hospital personnel have made 425 visits to Romania with MSR.   This includes 167 visits by 83 Addenbrooke's Hospital staff.  Since 2008, MSR has been "in partnership" with “Addenbrooke's Abroad”.  There are no salaried employees.   MSR has a narrow-focus, wide-impact strategy and seeks to…

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June 2020

“Cult Sensation” Novelist: The Journey So Far

Wednesday 10th June 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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Free
Emily Scialom

Local author - Emily Scialom Emily Scialom will talk about her two novels: ‘The Religion of Self-Enlightenment’ (Olympia, 2016) and 'The Rivers' (Austin Macauley, 2019).  Her debut, 'The Religion of Self-Enlightenment' (or 'The R.O.S.E.'), is about one man's search for the meaning of life, a book described as ‘a cult sensation’ by the Cambridge News. ‘The Rivers’ is an exploration of a contemporary love affair set against the background of two prominent rivers, the Thames and the Cam, and their…

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September 2019

Clara Rackham – Her Life and Achievements

Thursday 19th September 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Milton Road Library, Ascham Rd
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 2BD United Kingdom
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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, adult education, the family planning movement, and the labour movement. She was a pioneering magistrate, Poor Law Guardian, educator, anti-poverty campaigner and penal reformer in the city of Cambridge where she was a long-serving city and county councillor. Clara had a lifelong commitment to adult literacy including strong support for…

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February 2019

Revitalising the Museum of Cambridge

Wednesday 13th February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Milton Road Primary School, Ascham Road
Cambridge, CB4 2BD United Kingdom
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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 area. Annie Davis will talk about the museum and the transition to this vision: 'Visitors will enter an historic space that is central to the story of Cambridge and the surrounding area. They will leave feeling like they have explored the region in all its character and…

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January 2019

The David Parr House – an extraordinary home in Cambridge

Wednesday 23rd January 2019 @ 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' who worked for some of our best known Victorian designers of the day such as William Morris and George Bodley.  In his spare time he come home and decorated his humble terrace house in the same style. Its interior remained a wondrous hidden secret but now it is being…

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November 2018

Crude Britannia: How Britain was shaped by Big Oil

Wednesday 14th November 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Milton Road Primary School, Ascham Road
Cambridge, CB4 2BD United Kingdom
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Can we really blame Brexit on energy companies? Did oil refineries really play a role in the development of Rock Music? Can a nation that relied on Black Gold go Green?

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September 2018

A young Englishwoman witnesses the Russian Revolution

Wednesday 26th September 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Milton Road Primary School, Ascham Road
Cambridge, CB4 2BD United Kingdom
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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 7.30pm This talk tells the story of how Lady Sybil Grey set up a British Red Cross hospital in Petrograd (St Petersburg) Russia, in the middle of the First World War The daughter of Albert 4th Earl Grey she had trained as a VAD nurse and run a…

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January 2018

Learning to live with and without prosthetics in a technological world

Wednesday 17th January 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Milton Road Primary School, Ascham Road
Cambridge, CB4 2BD United Kingdom
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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 enable them to participate with the able-bodied.

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May 2017

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 genre. http://www.chris-beckett.com/

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