Genome Lates: The Pompeiian Room at Hinxton Hall: a corner of Pompeii that is forever England

Discover an architectural and historical gem at the Wellcome Genome Campus


Fri 7th Sep, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the Wellcome Genome Campus but the site’s history goes back much further. At the heart of the Wellcome Genome Campus is Grade II* listed Hinxton Hall, a former country house with an interesting story.

Join us at Genome Lates to discover more about Hinxton Hall’s surprising and magnificent Pompeiian Room with speaker Giorgio Bowler from the University of Cambridge. Giorgio will share his fascinating research into the creation of the room and the original works that formed the inspiration for the room’s design.

You will have the chance to visit the Pompeiian Room for yourself, and the opportunity to visit the Genome Gallery and our latest exhibition, Curious Nature. Our bar will be open throughout the event serving a range of alcoholic, soft and hot drinks.

Event schedule:

  • 6pm: Event opens. Opportunity to visit the exhibition and the Pompeiian Room
  • 6.45pm: Talk by Giorgio Bowler
  • 7.45pm: Opportunity to visit the exhibition and the Pompeiian Room
  • 8.30pm: Event ends