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Cambridge Talks: Historic Cambridgeshire Fires

5 May 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Join us for Cambridge Talks, a series of events raising funds for the Museum of Cambridge’s fundraising appeal #YourMuseumNeedsYou.

Throughout history, domestic fire has always been greatly feared, particularly by those living in the thatched cottages of the villages surrounding Cambridge.

In this latest in our Cambridge Talks , Roger Lilley will take us on an exploration of contemporary accounts of major fires in Cambridgeshire villages including Cottenham, Melbourn and Swavesey, as well as Cambridge itself.

Roger is a Trustee of the Museum of Cambridge, as well as coordinator of the Capturing Cambridge website. Currently a governor of Homerton Children’s Centre and treasurer of St John the Evangelist Hills Road, he was previously a teacher at Milton Road Primary School, a national campaigner for Friends of the Earth and an underwriter at Lloyd’s of London.

All proceeds from this event will go towards the Museum of Cambridge’s fundraising appeal #YourMuseumNeedsYou, which aims to help us overcome the huge financial blow dealt by the Covid-19 pandemic.   

We want to say a huge thank you to all our supporters who have helped us over the last few weeks and months. So, we have made this event ‘donate what you like’ – you can choose how much to donate in exchange for your ticket. 

Please support us to survive the next few months by buying a ticket to this event.

How to attend this talk:

This talk will be held on Zoom. There is no need to download any software- you can access the talk via your usual internet browser from the comfort of your own home. Cup of tea/glass of mulled wine is optional!

Once you have purchased your ticket on Eventbrite you are officially signed up to the event and you will receive an automatic confirmation email from Eventbrite. See the Eventbrite link below.

1 day prior to the event, we will send you a ‘Zoom Invite’ with joining instructions which explains how to attend the talk. Do make sure you check your Junk Mail and Deleted Items, as this email can get lost.

If you have any concerns or questions about attending this event, please email Annie on annie.davis@museumofcambridge or enquiries@museumofcambridge.org.uk. Do not telephone the Museum, as staff are currently working from home.

Cambridge Talks: Historic Cambridgeshire Fires


5 May 2021
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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