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EVENTS ARCHIVE JANUARY - JUNE 2017

Ely Cathedral Science Festival

Ely Cathedral Science Festival

19 MAY - 18 JUNE 2017 A month long event of interactive fun and discovery exploring science and the natural world through art, music, exhibitions and fun activities for all ages. This...
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Community of St Etheldreda - New Year Quiet Day

Community of St Etheldreda - New Year Quiet Day

14 January 2017 9:30am - 2pm

'Yes God! - space to explore. God's hidden treasure for you in 2017' I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - High Five

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - High Five

21 January 2017 1:10pm

5 boy choristers from Hasderslev Cathedral, Denmark have formed a close harmony group called 'High Five' Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY...
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Lunchtime Concert - David Allatt and friends

Lunchtime Concert - David Allatt and friends

26 January 2017 1:10pm

David is a pianist and composer from Barnsley best known as part of the instrumental band Explorers Society. Critics have praised his cinematic minimalist compositions as carefully crafted, emotive and majestic....
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Candlemas

Candlemas

02 February 2017 7:30pm

A repeat of last year's sell out event. Experience a medieval style Candlemas at Ely Cathedral with over 5000 candles illuminating the interior of this magnificent building. The Cathedral's mighty organ will...
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The First King of England.. in a Dress!

The First King of England.. in a Dress!

03 February 2017 6:45pm

1,000 years ago, there was no place like England for a good story... because there was no place called England! This was a time of huge battles, because the Saxons and the...
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Topping & Company Book Event - Simon Jenkins

Topping & Company Book Event - Simon Jenkins

09 February 2017 7:30pm

Takes place in the Lady Chapel. Entrance via the North Door. Topping & Company Book events provide rich illumination into an author's work and help deepen the experience of reading. They are...
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Sparkling Valentine's Concert by Candlelight

Sparkling Valentine's Concert by Candlelight

11 February 2017 7:30pm

Warren Mailley-Smith Piano Susan Parkes Soprano Pavlos Carvalho Cello Lucy Jeal Violin Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata Elgar: Salut d'amour Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D minor no. 1 Romantic Arias for soprano Ely Cathedral invites you to celebrates Valentine's...
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Peter Marlow Exhibition 'The English Cathedral'

Peter Marlow Exhibition 'The English Cathedral'

11 Feb 2017 - 05 Apr 2017

42 photographs representing all 42 cathedrals of the Church of England are to be exhibited in The Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral. This is only the second time this work has...
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Half Term Drop-in Session Monday

Half Term Drop-in Session Monday

13 February 2017 10am - 12pm

Our Free drop-in sessions for children of all ages, run on the mornings of 13 and 15 February. Activities include: Story Telling Brass Rubbing Arts and Crafts Puzzles and Games For further details telephone the Director of Education,...
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Half Term Drop-in Session Wednesday

Half Term Drop-in Session Wednesday

15 February 2017 10am - 12pm

Our Free drop-in sessions for children of all ages, run on the mornings of 13 and 15 February. Activities include: Story Telling Brass Rubbing Arts and Crafts Puzzles and Games For further details telephone the Director of Education,...
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Antic Disposition presents HENRY V by William Shakespeare

Antic Disposition presents HENRY V by William Shakespeare

16 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017

Both performances at 7.30pm. Marking the centenary of the First World War, award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition present their critically acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry V in Ely Cathedral for two special...
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Developing a Resilient Future for the Ouse Washes Landscape - Have Your Say

Developing a Resilient Future for the Ouse Washes Landscape - Have Your Say

21 February 2017 6:45pm - 9:15pm

The Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership is hosting an evening of discussion and debate, exploring key issues relating to the impacts of climate change on the Ouse Washes Landscape. Experts representing the...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - The Harmonaires

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - The Harmonaires

25 February 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Choristers' Pancake Race and Big Pancake Party

Choristers' Pancake Race and Big Pancake Party

28 February 2017 6:30pm

Join us for our traditional Choristers' Pancake Race. The event is always great fun and will be followed by pancakes for everyone. This year we are teaming up with the Church...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Suffolk Singers

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Suffolk Singers

04 March 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Come and Sing Stainer's 'Crucifixion'

Come and Sing Stainer's 'Crucifixion'

04 March 2017 6:15pm

Join the Boy Choristers and Lay Clerks of Ely Cathedral Choir for this "Come and Sing" performance of Sir John Stainer's famous work. From 3.00pm: Singers arrive (at the latest...
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Lunchtime Concert - Pupils of King's Ely

Lunchtime Concert - Pupils of King's Ely

08 March 2017 1:15pm

A short lunchtime concert celebrating the very best that King's Ely Music has to offer. Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL...
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'Journey to Hope': Illumination of Ely Cathedral and Concert

'Journey to Hope': Illumination of Ely Cathedral and Concert

11 March 2017 6:30pm - 10pm

Ely Refugee Resettlement Campaign is staging a light show and concert to raise awareness and funds for its work helping Syrian refugee families. Ely cathedral will be illuminated with a spectacular...
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A Journey to Hope

A Journey to Hope

12 March 2017 6:30pm

We are delighted to announce that Kerry Moscogiuri, Director of Supporter Campaigning and Communications at Amnesty UK will be guest speaker at the monthly 'Space' service. The service will include readings, hymns...
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Topping & Company Book Event - John Simpson

Topping & Company Book Event - John Simpson

14 March 2017 7:30pm

Topping & Company Book events provide rich illumination into an author's work and help deepen the experience of reading. They are lively experiences with the emphasis on direct communication between author...
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War & Peace - Ely Consort

War & Peace - Ely Consort

25 March 2017 7:30pm

Conductor ~ Matthew Rudd Organ ~ Charlie Penn Soloist ~ Claire Lloyd Griffiths Programme includes: John Rutter ~ Requiem Michael Tippett ~ Spirituals from 'A Child of Our Time' Paul Mealor ~ Wherever you are (As performed...
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Organ Recital - Alexander Goodwin

Organ Recital - Alexander Goodwin

03 April 2017 7pm

A varied programme spanning five centuries of music designed to explore some of the many tonal colours available on Ely's Harrison & Harrison Organ: Praeludium in D major BuxWV 139 (Buxtehude) Schmücke dich,...
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Ely Cathedral Business Group 'Mayoral Election Hustings'

Ely Cathedral Business Group 'Mayoral Election Hustings'

06 April 2017 6:30pm

The First Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is to be elected by direct mandate in May 2017 Ely Cathedral Business Group has arranged a Hustings between all the candidates, providing an opportunity...
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Lunchtime Concert - Santa Monica High School Choir

Lunchtime Concert - Santa Monica High School Choir

07 April 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection POSTER For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Ely Choral Society Concert - Handel Messiah

Ely Choral Society Concert - Handel Messiah

08 April 2017 7:30pm

Ely Choral Society Ely Youth Choir Andrew Parnell conductor Elizabeth Rauch soprano Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano Oliver Martin-Smith tenor William Gaunt bass Ely Youth Choir Ely Festival Orchestra Helen Medlock leader Edmund Aldhouse organ Regular concert-goers will need no introduction to Messiah. It...
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'Space' - Stations of the Cross

'Space' - Stations of the Cross

09 April 2017 6:30pm

Part of 'Space' our monthly series of evening services. A chance to move round the Cathedral and through readings, prayers and music, reflect on the events leading up to the death...
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Easter Holiday Drop-in Session Monday

Easter Holiday Drop-in Session Monday

10 April 2017 10am - 12pm

Free drop-in sessions for children of all ages, run on the mornings of 3, 5 10 and 12 April. Activities include: Story Telling Brass Rubbing Arts and Crafts Puzzles and Games Plus on 3 & 5 April...
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The Fašade Ensemble - Arvo Part PASSIO

The Fašade Ensemble - Arvo Part PASSIO

12 April 2017 7:30pm

Ely Cathedral is pleased to welcome The Fašade Ensemble for a performance of Arvo Pärt's 1982 composition 'Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem'. Pärt's compelling and profoundly beautiful setting of the...
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Easter Holiday Drop-in Session Wednesday

Easter Holiday Drop-in Session Wednesday

12 April 2017 10am - 12pm

Free drop-in sessions for children of all ages, run on the mornings of 3, 5 10 and 12 April. Activities include: Story Telling Brass Rubbing Arts and Crafts Puzzles and Games Plus on 3 & 5 April...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Granta Chorale

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Granta Chorale

22 April 2017 2:30pm

Granta Chorale, formed in 2007, is a chamber choir of 24 to 30 singers from the Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Herts and Essex areas. They perform a wide variety of music from the...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - University Singers, University of British Columbia

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - University Singers, University of British Columbia

24 April 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City

25 April 2017 1:10pm

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Choir School's founding, The Cathedral Choir and the Choristers of The Madeleine Choir School will travel to England and France performing both in...
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Libera in Concert

Libera in Concert

29 April 2017 7:30pm

The boys who make up the South London based vocal group Libera have been described as "normal" and "ordinary". However, as their recordings and performances demonstrate, the music they produce is...
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Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Choir 18

Lady Chapel Lunchtime Concert - Choir 18

01 May 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Lunchtime Concert - Guildhall Saxophone Ensemble

Lunchtime Concert - Guildhall Saxophone Ensemble

03 May 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Ely Sinfonia - Symphonic Metamorphosis

Ely Sinfonia - Symphonic Metamorphosis

06 May 2017 7:30pm

A feast of European music. Paul Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis, César Franck's Symphony in D Minor and Maurice Ravel's exquisite Le Tombeau de Couperin. If you haven't heard Symphonic Metamorphosis, you are...
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Lunchtime Concert - Neil Colledge (piano)

Lunchtime Concert - Neil Colledge (piano)

11 May 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Preview Evening and Launch of the Science Festival

Preview Evening and Launch of the Science Festival

19 May 2017 6:30pm

Come to this special preview evening and launch of the Ely Cathedral Science Festival. With Music from Ely Cathedral Boy Choristers, a drinks reception and the opening of a major exhibition...
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T-Rex and Dino Dig

T-Rex and Dino Dig

20 May 2017 11am - 3pm

A Dinosaur in a Cathedral? Come and meet T-Rex, our friendly dinosaur who will be walking around the cathedral and helping launch the Science Festival. There will also be a dinosaur...
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The Science of Stained Glass

The Science of Stained Glass

20 May 2017 7pm

Lecture Sponsored by the Stained Glass Museum Dr David Dungworth (Historic England) Stained glass is a unique and colourful art, popular since the medieval period. But what can science tell us about the...
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COSMOS Roadshow

COSMOS Roadshow

20 May 2017 - 18 Jun 2017

Powered by Cambridge Science Centre, the COSMOS Roadshow will be open in Ely Cathedral for the duration of the Ely Science Festival. You are encouraged to push, pull and play with our...
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From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition

From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition

20 May 2017 - 18 Jun 2017

This exciting and informative exhibition in the magnificent Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral will pinpoint key moments in the history of science which have changed the world forever. From major scientific...
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A Night at the Cathedral

A Night at the Cathedral

22 May 2017 7pm

A Night at the Cathedral - Come and meet a scientist, taste the food of the future, see a life size dinosaur head and learn something fascinating about science and the...
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Science Festival Lecture - Professor Lynn Gladden

Science Festival Lecture - Professor Lynn Gladden

24 May 2017 6:30pm

'The magnetic eye': Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to advance medicine and engineering Lynn Gladden studied Chemical Physics at the University of Bristol before training as a schoolteacher, and then did a...
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The Clerks in Concert

The Clerks in Concert

26 May 2017 7pm

The Ascent of Song the first million years devised by Edward Wickham and Christopher Fox performed by The Clerks. Programme includes: Medieval chants, songs and carols, Renaissance polyphony by Ockeghem, de Wert;...
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Lunchtime Concert - University of London Chamber Choir

Lunchtime Concert - University of London Chamber Choir

28 May 2017 2pm

'One of London's most exciting young chamber choirs!' (BBC Radio 3's The Choir) Spem in alium Thomas Tallis and music from England, Poland & Japan with alumni and friends. Free Admission Retiring collection POSTER www.ulchamberchoir.co.uk For details about this...
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Science Festival Lecture - Children's Lecture - Lord Robert Winston

Science Festival Lecture - Children's Lecture - Lord Robert Winston

29 May 2017 2:30pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT 'My Amazing Body Machine' Renowned scientist Lord Robert Winston explores each part of this living machine in this special lecture for children. From our intricately wired brain to...
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Science Festival Lecture - Lord Robert Winston

Science Festival Lecture - Lord Robert Winston

29 May 2017 6:30pm

'What makes us happy?' What led to French philosopher Michel de Montaigne thanking fortune for the pain he suffered? Or why did Mahler apparently stop composing after his meeting in Holland with...
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A Night at the Cathedral II

A Night at the Cathedral II

30 May 2017 7pm

A Night at the Cathedral - Come and meet a scientist, taste the food of the future, see a life size dinosaur head and learn something fascinating about science and the...
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Children's Drop-in Science Session

Children's Drop-in Science Session

31 May 2017 10am - 12pm

Our Free drop-in session for children of all ages, runs on the morning of 31 May. During half-term our regular holiday drop-in will have a science theme with mini-experiments and crafts. Other activities...
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Lunchtime Concert - Seth Schultheis (piano)

Lunchtime Concert - Seth Schultheis (piano)

31 May 2017 1:10pm

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or any other event please contact: ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email: box.office@elycathedral.org
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Sci-Fi Silent Movie Night

Sci-Fi Silent Movie Night

01 June 2017 8pm

A Sci-Fi Double-Bill of two iconic silent movies: The Lost World (1925) and Trip to the Moon (1902), with live musical improvisation by Edmund Aldhouse at the monster organ of Ely...
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Etheldreda Craft and Food Fair

Etheldreda Craft and Food Fair

03 June 2017 10am - 6pm

Supporting traditional English music with a traditional English fair The annual Etheldreda Craft and Food Fair takes place on Palace Green, surrounded by the splendour of Ely Cathedral and The Old Palace...
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Open University Graduation Ceremonies

Open University Graduation Ceremonies

03 June 2017 2:30pm - 8:30pm

The annual Open University Graduation Ceremonies take place today at 2.30pm and 6:30pm. PLEASE NOTE: The Cathedral will be closed to the general public from Midday. Each year, Ely Cathedral hosts the...
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Pentecost All-Age Service

Pentecost All-Age Service

04 June 2017 10:30am

A Service of Song and Celebration At Pentecost the Church celebrates its birthday. Nearly 2000 years ago, God sent down his Holy Spirit among the disciples to begin the mission of the...
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Mini-beast hunt and Nature Walk

Mini-beast hunt and Nature Walk

04 June 2017 3pm

Local nature writer David Chandler leads an exciting hunt for mini-beasts, birds and cool creatures in the Almonry Garden. David is an environmental educator and loves introducing people to the natural...
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Pentecost Praise

Pentecost Praise

04 June 2017 7pm

This year's service will start at the new time of 7pm and will be led by Bishop David, who will preach and administer baptism and confirmation. Music will be led by...
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Science Festival Lecture - Dr Emily Shuckburgh

Science Festival Lecture - Dr Emily Shuckburgh

05 June 2017 6:30pm

Might Ely become an island once more? A future world of rising seas and changing climate. Polar Explorer and Oceanographer, Dr Emily Shuckburgh is a climate scientist and is deputy head of...
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Science Festival Lecture - Dr David Summers

Science Festival Lecture - Dr David Summers

07 June 2017 6:30pm

'What Darwin didn't know...' Charles Darwin published 'On the origin of Species' in 1859. This seminal text changed science for ever and completely changed our understanding of the natural world. But there...
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Exploring DNA: what are you prepared to share?

Exploring DNA: what are you prepared to share?

09 June 2017 6:30pm

Q&A with the experts: The DNA panel discussion will take place in the Lecture Hall at the Old Palace. Dr Anna Middleton Professor Lucy Ramond Dr Alexander Massmann Chaired by Canon Victoria Johnson Rapid progress...
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Bead Buddies at the Stained Glass Museum

Bead Buddies at the Stained Glass Museum

10 June 2017 1:30pm - 4pm

Inspired by the colours and materials found in the Museum, join us for a weaving workshop where you can make lizards and snakes out of brightly coloured glass beads. £3.50 per child....
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Blast Off! Dr Bunhead Science Show

Blast Off! Dr Bunhead Science Show

10 June 2017 4:30pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT The amazing stunt scientist Dr Bunhead presents his 'Blast Off' Show, bringing science to life with explosive experiments, mayhem and live music. This special show is for...
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'Space' does Science

'Space' does Science

11 June 2017 6:30pm

As part of the Science Festival, a service giving thanks for God's created order and the scientific skills and discoveries that sustain it, with readings, prayers and music. Keynote speaker will...
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Science Festival Lecture - Dr Carolin Crawford

Science Festival Lecture - Dr Carolin Crawford

12 June 2017 6:30pm

Exploring the Solar System Carolin is Public Astronomer at the Institute of Astronomy in the University of Cambridge and Admissions Tutor, College Lecturer and Fellow of Emmanuel College . Carolin is an...
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Science Festival Lecture - Professor Gina Radford

Science Festival Lecture - Professor Gina Radford

14 June 2017 6:30pm

The Health of the Nation - Challenges and opportunities for the 21st Century Gina is Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, a post she took up in January 2015. Her main...
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Solemn Eucharist for the Feast of Corpus Christi

Solemn Eucharist for the Feast of Corpus Christi

15 June 2017 7:30pm

The Feast of Corpus Christi is the day on which the Church gives thanks for Our Lord's institution of the Eucharist. It emphasizes the joy of the institution of the Eucharist,...
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Science Festival Prom

Science Festival Prom

17 June 2017 7:30pm

An evening of spectacular music exploring the wonder of science and science-fiction including music from Haydn's Creation, and The Planets by Holst, themes from Dr Who and Star Wars films, ethereal...
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Science Festival Eucharist

Science Festival Eucharist

18 June 2017 10:30am

The Christian community come together to give thanks to God in bread and wine in a 'Science' Sung Eucharist with guest preacher, The Revd Canon Dr Andrew Davison. Andrew is the...
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Messy Church does Science

Messy Church does Science

18 June 2017 1pm - 3pm

The national launch of the brand new Messy Science Project! With experiments and activities for children and families and a chance to buy the new resource book. Sponsored by the Church...
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Science Festival Lecture - Professor Sarah Coakley

Science Festival Lecture - Professor Sarah Coakley

18 June 2017 6:30pm

'Is there a Future for "Natural Theology"? Evolution, Cooperation and the Question of God' Sarah Coakley is Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge and an honorary canon of Ely...
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Lunchtime Concert - The Boy and Girl Choristers of Washington National Cathedral Choir

Lunchtime Concert - The Boy and Girl Choristers of Washington National Cathedral Choir

22 June 2017 1:10pm

A Lunchtime Concert of Choral Masterpieces with works by Stanford, Holst, Poulenc, Duruflé and Leighton Directed by Michael McCarthy with Benjamin Straley (Organ) Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass Retiring collection For details about this or...
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