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Talk: Discovering gothic revival and arts and crafts in Cambridge

16 May, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

It is not always to find the hidden gems in Cambridge, as there is so much to see.  This talk will walk you through the buildings and interiors of Colleges and Churches in the centre of town that have examples of gothic revival architecture and arts and crafts interiors.  It will help you to understand how and why this style of work came about, show you where to find and see examples, whose work you can see and talk about the artists and designers who worked in Cambridge.

About the Speaker:

Yvonne first came to Cambridge in 1975 to complete a joint honours degree in Sociology and European Thought and Literature at Anglia Ruskin University before qualifying as a social worker at University College North Wales, Bangor in 1979.  She worked in social care in Cambridgeshire for most of her career, in both the local authority and charitable sectors.  In 2011 she took her ‘gap year’ with VSO to work with a disability project in Tajikistan.  She trained as a Cambridge Green Badge guide and qualified in 2016.  She is now an official Cambridge tour guide and has her own website that offers a range of tours to visitors from around the world.  Her visitors guide: ‘Gothic Revival and Arts and Crafts in Cambridge’ was a lockdown project, completed in 2023.  Yvonne lives close to Cambridge with her husband and has two adult sons, who now live locally.

Supporting the Museum of Cambridge

The Museum of Cambridge is an independent Charity and is not part of either the Cambridge Council or the University of Cambridge. Your ticket includes the talk by Yvonne Pinchen and entry to the Museum of Cambridge (usually £6 for Adults, £4.50 for Students/Jobseekers), and supports the daily running and conservation care of the Museum, an independent charity.



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Getting Here

We are in the centre of Cambridge. You’ll find us at the corner of Castle Street and Northampton Street. We are right beside Kettle’s Yard and only a 15-minute walk from King’s College.

You can park your bike at the bike parks on Bridge Street or on Northampton Street. There is a bus stop on Bridge Street. Check out the Stagecoach website to plan your journey to and from the Museum. Find out more about how to get here by train, bike, bus, car or on foot on our website.


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Talk: Discovering gothic revival and arts and crafts in Cambridge


16 May
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Museum of Cambridge
01223 355159


Enid Porter Room, Museum of Cambridge
2-3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ United Kingdom
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