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BLACK CANTABS: HISTORY MAKERS

Monday 1 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 2 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 3 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 4 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 5 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 6 October: 9:00am - 4:45pm
Monday 8 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 9 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 10 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 11 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 12 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 13 October: 9:00am - 4:45pm
Monday 15 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 16 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 17 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 18 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 19 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 20 October: 9:00am - 4:45pm
Monday 22 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 23 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 24 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 25 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 26 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 27 October: 9:00am - 4:45pm
Monday 29 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 30 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 31 October: 9:00am - 7:00pm

Cambridge University Library, West Road, CB3 9DR

The story of Cambridge University’s black students from 1745 to the present day is told in a series of captivating portraits by some of the world’s greatest photographers.

Visitors will see rare archive photography such as Princess Elizabeth Bagaaya in a private moment at the United Nations and legendary social scientist Archie Mafeje strolling through Cape Town alongside iconic shots of screen stars Thandie Newton and Naomie Harris and writer Zadie Smith.

They will also enjoy newly commissioned portraits of classical composer Errollyn Wallen, playwright Justina Kehinde Ogunseitan and MP Diane Abbott.

The stories behind each portrait will be explored in accompanying text, charting histories from the forgotten pioneers of centuries past to the celebrated successes of today.

This exhibition will be the first time visitors can enjoy open access to the historic Royal Corridor of Cambridge University Library, while exploring ideas of black scholarship, celebrity and struggle.

The exhibition is curated by the Black Cantabs Research Society, a student group dedicated to telling the lost or forgotten stories of Cambridge’s black students.

Booking Information

No need to book.

Additional Information

Age: All ages, Exhibition, Drop in, Free

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