Open Cambridge 2016
Come and join us at Great St Mary's Cambridge on 10 September between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm for this year's Open Cambridge event, funded by Cambridge Bid.
As part of the event, we'll be recreating the infamous 1897 protest against the introduction of degrees for women. Matthew will portray a crusty professor who thinks women should know their place, Gill will play an old fashioned Victorian lady who leaves thinking to her husband, and Rachel Duffield will portray the bluestocking who thinks it's high time there was education for all. Join us at 1.00 pm for a public debate and have your say.
Thanks to funding from Cambridge BID there will be a wide range of activities in and around the market on Saturday 10 September, including mini historical market tours, time-travelling market traders from medieval times to the swinging sixties, and children’s activities in Great St Mary’s.
The Museum of Cambridge are setting up a pop-up exhibition and memory stall where they hope to collect local people’s memories of Cambridge Market. You can also take a walking tour all about trade and shopping to the Museum, which is offering free entry.
At 4pm, join us in Great St Mary’s for a talk by renowned local historian Mike Petty about the changing faces of the market through history and unusual ideas about how to transform it for the future.
There’s no need to book for this free family event, with activities taking place in the market from 11am-4pm, and the evening talk in Great St Mary’s from 4-6pm.
You can find more information on the 1897 protest at Dr Sheila Hanlon's excellent blog.