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May 2022

Friends of Milton Road Library AGM

Saturday 14 May @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Milton Road Library CB4 2BD

Come along to hear about the ways members support the library. We will share plans and seek your thoughts for activities, talks, and resources available for the community to use. Members and non-members, all welcome.

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April 2022

Book Sale – Saturday 23 April

Saturday 23 April @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Milton Road Library CB4 2BD

Pick up some bargain books. Come along to Milton Road Library on Saturday 23 April. There are lots of amazing books to browse thanks to many kind donations. The Friends of Milton Road Library are raising funds to improve library resources and organise local community talks and activities. 

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March 2022

Practical imagining – growing a Forest of Imagination with our city

Wednesday 16 March @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Online Event
Free

Hear more about this extraordinary community art project; where it began and plans for the future. Book for the online talk here. Presentation by: Ruth Sapsed & Hilary Cox Condron, Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination (CCI) & Matt Ling, Cambridge Canopy Project Forest of Imagination celebrates the natural world at a time when there is mounting evidence about the vital importance of the outdoors and creativity for our mental wellbeing.  Launched in 2020 with an initial collection of 18 individual artworks, the Forest…

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February 2022

Cambridge Castle: The Last 1000 Years

Wednesday 16 February @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Milton Road Library, Ascham Rd
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 2BD United Kingdom
Free

Cambridge Castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1068 on a site that had already been a Roman and then Anglo-Saxon town for almost a thousand years. It had also been the control point of a wide area, latterly the county of Cambridgeshire, and this role was to continue into the 21st century. Mostly the area was quiet, responsible for administration, justice and punishment, while normally held ready (at least theoretically) for defense of the town and County although it never actually saw warfare.

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November 2021

Milton Road Library – Your Questions Answered. A virtual event to meet local councillors and discuss the development of the new library and community rooms

Thursday 11th November 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Online Event
Free

Online event to to meet local councillors and discuss the development of the new Milton Road library and community rooms.

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October 2021

A British Mosque for the 21st century -this is a Face to Face Tour, it is not Online

Saturday 2nd October 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Free

A Guided Tour of the Cambridge Central Mosque

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July 2021

Hobson’ Brook, Cambridge – A Guided walk along part of Hobson’s Brook from Conduit Head upstream towards Nine Wells

Saturday 24th July 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cambridge CB2 1EL
Free

Howard Slatter follows up his well attended talk by leading a guided walk along part of Hobson’s Brook from Conduit Head upstream towards Nine Wells.

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May 2021

The Sound of Music – from Greek amphitheatres to 21st century concert halls, including some Cambridge venues

Wednesday 19th May 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Online Event
Free

Raf Orlowski will talk the influence of the theatres of Classical Greece on subsequent designs and goes on to discuss the research of the father of modern acoustics, Wallace Clement Sabine, and his successors and their contribution to the design of concert halls of the 20th and 21st centuries. Refs recently published book includes the acoustics of local buildings such as the Central Mosque in Cambridge.

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April 2021

Pickwick’s Castle Hill Area Scrapbook: stories and people from ‘Dickensian’ Cambridge

Wednesday 14th April 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Online Event
Free

Mike Petty will regale us with stories and people from the Castle Hill area of Cambridge, one of many accounts of different areas of Dickensian Cambridge taken from Mike Petty’s Pickwick’s Cambridge Scrapbook which appeared in the Cambridge Weekly News for 15 years. 

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March 2021

‘There Is Nothing Bawdy About BAWDS!’

Wednesday 24th March 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Online Event
Free

“Bawds” one of Cambridge’s leading amateur dramatic groups – its history, productions and future plans. Come and meet some of the team,

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