Past Events

  • 2020 Mar 24

    CANCELED: Love and Death in the Stone Age

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

    Woman, speaker Mary C. Stiner, smiling for a camera outside with a large rimmed hat and sunglasses on.

    We continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and prioritize the safety of our visitors, staff, students and volunteers. In the interests of reducing the number of people on campus and slowing the opportunity for transmission, the university museums are closing to the public, at the end of business on Thursday, March 12 until further notice. All public programs, classes, and events have been canceled. Over the next few weeks we will be assessing the situation and reviewing options for when we will be able to re-open to the public.... Read more about CANCELED: Love and Death in the Stone Age

  • 2020 Mar 19

    CANCELED: Does Food Have a Gender?

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

    Variety of bright vegetables, such as carrots, onions, beets, being cut by three sets of hands.

    We continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and prioritize the safety of our visitors, staff, students and volunteers. In the interests of reducing the number of people on campus and slowing the opportunity for transmission, the university museums are closing to the public, at the end of business on Thursday, March 12 until further notice. All public programs, classes, and events have been canceled. Over the next few weeks we will be assessing the situation and reviewing options for when we will be able to re-open to the public.... Read more about CANCELED: Does Food Have a Gender?

  • 2020 Mar 05

    The Khufu Boat

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

    Large ancient planked vessel from Egypt on display in large room.

    Free Public Lecture

    Bob Brier, Senior Research Fellow, Long Island University

    In 1954, Egyptian archaeologist Kamal el-Mallakh discovered a 144-foot ship buried next to the Great Pyramid of Giza. The Khufu boat—one of the...

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  • 2020 Mar 03

    Who Discovered Evolution?

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

    Cartoon of man, Darwin, with the body of a monkey hanging from a tree.

     

    Free Public Lecture

    William Friedman, Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Director of the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University

    Charles Darwin is commonly cited as the person who “...

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  • 2020 Feb 29

    Dig into Dinner

    1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

    Three fake cupcakes with cherries and strawberries on top.

    Explore the new Resetting the Table exhibition, starting at the dinner table set for a party. Family-friendly activities about what we eat will be set up throughout the gallery: drop in for...

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