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Cambridge & Empire – Special Tour

This tour explores the historic connections between the University of Cambridge and the British Empire. This tour outlines local entanglements with the transatlantic slave trade, and takes a close look at controversies surrounding museum collections and the development of certain academic disciplines at Cambridge.

  • 15th October 2022 - 15th October 2022
  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

This tour explores the historic connections between the University of Cambridge and the British Empire. This tour outlines local entanglements with the transatlantic slave trade, and takes a close look at controversies surrounding museum collections and the development of certain academic disciplines at Cambridge.

All profits from our Cambridge & Empire launch tours will be donated to support SolidariTee – A UK charity that provides legal aid to refugees! Information about SolidariTee will be available at the end of the tours and also during the evening reception.

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All tickets sold for the special launch tours will also include *free admission* to a special reception and panel discussion about the local legacies of Empire on the evening of October 15.

Panel Location:
– Downing Place United Reformed Church

Panel Schedule:
– 5:30PM – Drinks reception for all attendees
– 6:30PM – Panel Discussion
– 8:00PM – Event ends

Panel Speakers:
– Professor Priyamvada Gopal
– Tyra Amofah-Akardom, President of the Black Cantabs
– Alexa Netty, CEO of SolidariTee & Joseph Duffy, Cambridge Team Lead

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Accessibility Facilities

  • Assistance dogs welcome
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Did you know?

One of Cambridge University’s most famous traditions is May Week, which actually takes place in early June. Heralding the end of the academic year, it’s a time when students enjoy lavish balls and garden parties before dispersing for the summer.