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Academics and Empire tour

11:00am on Saturday 16 March
11:00am on Sunday 17 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

The Round Church, Bridge Street, CB2 1UB

Join us on a tour exploring the historic connections between 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 over time. Walking through the beautiful city centre, participants will learn more about the local history of imperialism and will be able to reflect on current issues that impact the city space.

Most of the route will be on flat terrain, with no steps, but there are some cobblestoned streets in the city centre.

*Tour Itinerary:*

1. The Round Church

2. St John’s College

3. Trinity College

4. Gonville & Caius College

5. Cambridge Market Square

6. The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Please note that the tour route may vary slightly depending on time.

Tour gratefully developed with support from the University of Cambridge Museums.

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Format: Tour
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 15
Theme: Discovery, Society
Accessibility: Partial access - please contact us for details

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