Cambridge heritage will be coming alive in the next few days, as Open Cambridge welcomes you to explore our city’s fascinating history.
At Great St Mary’s we’ll be discovering more about Oliver Cromwell, the controversial Civil War leader who was MP for Cambridge.
First, we have a talk at Michaelhouse this Friday at 6pm. Dr Joe Moshenska will examine the compulsion to destroy images, from Cromwellian Cambridge to present day events in the Middle East.
The talk is free, there’s no need to book in advance, and there will be wine and soft drinks available in return for a small donation.
Then on Saturday, the Lord Protector himself will be coming to Great St Mary’s.
As part of this free family event you can meet Cromwell, craft a stained glass window, join in dances from 1655 and even try some spiced hot chocolate – the fashionable new drink, recently arrived from the New World.
We will be kicking off at 11am with children’s craft activities and the event finishes at 4pm.