We understand that many delegates are attracted to our conference due to the draw of visiting Cambridge but realised last year that many delegates were not really given this opportunity due to the very full conference schedule. This year then, we have decided to finish the Saturday sessions earlier in order to provide delegates with the opportunity to get a real flavour of Cambridge.
The Fitzwilliam is the first destination we’d like to recommend to you as a possible place to visit during either the free time on Saturday afternoon or even before the conference starts on Friday.
The Stephen Perse Foundation has the pleasure of being located just a five-minute walk away from one of the UK’s top museums, the Fitzwilliam, which houses a world-renowned collection of over half a million beautiful pieces of art, masterpiece paintings and historical artefacts. Due to its proximity to the conference site, the Fitzwilliam is also a good option for those tired students who can’t yet face the full 15-minute walk into the centre of town!
Whether your interest is in contemporary art, medieval armour or Roman marbles then there is something for you at the Fitzwilliam!
We would really recommend a visit to the Fitzwilliam as a chance for delegates to experience part of the academic atmosphere that makes Cambridge so unique without having to travel far from the conference site. The Fitzwilliam building itself is also just stunning and definitely one of the most beautiful in Cambridge therefore, even if you don’t go in we’d still recommend a quick glance or photo from outside.
Entrance is free and the museum is open 10:00-17:00 every day apart from Sunday when it opens at midday
More information is available on the museum website: https://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/