Art and Visual Culture Summer Programme

Repeats every 11 days until Sat Aug 04 2018 except Sun Jul 29 2018.
23 Jul 2018 -
09:00 to 21:00
Art and Visual Culture Summer Programme
01223 760850
Sidgwick Avenue
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The programme offers a multidisciplinary approach encompassing art, architecture, sculpture and film, and draws on the magnificent collections across the University of Cambridge. For undergraduates, graduates, teachers and those with a passion for art and visual culture.

The academic programme

  • Core lecture series: Moving Images
  • Discussion sessions
  • Afternoon gallery and museum visits within Cambridge
  • Gallery excursion (full day: Saturday 28 July)
  • Evening talks
  • Contact hours: up to 61 hours

Core lectures and discussion sessions

Over 20 lectures form the core of this programme, and are given by experts from a diverse range of backgrounds in art and visual culture. Lecturers interpret the theme of ‘moving images’ widely: topics will include emotionally moving works, the early moving image, art and movement, sculpture, performance art, and culture and film in the digital age. Students attend all lectures and discussion sessions. You can - if you wish - write a maximum of 2 essays for evaluation.

Gallery and museum visits

No fewer than 5 afternoon visits to galleries in Cambridge are planned. Participants enjoy the rich diversity of collections held across the city: the newly re-opened Kettle’s Yard Gallery, New Hall Art Collection at Murray Edwards College, the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and, of course, the Fitzwilliam Museum. There is also the opportunity to see many of the contemporary sculptures in College grounds and on the teaching site. There will be a private reception at Kettle's Yard.

Full day excursion

The programme includes an excursion to London on Saturday 28 July.

Evening talks

Eminent speakers will present a variety of general interest talks. These are shared with students on our other programmes.

Location of event

Teaching takes place on the Sidgwick Site in Cambridge, and at galleries.


College accommodation (bed, breakfast and evening meal) is available for those who require it.  Non-residents (with their own local accommodation) are also welcome.

For further details of this and other Summer Programmes, see our website: 

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Madingley Hall: pop-up gallery