Hinxton Hall: Hidden Heritage and Home Grown Veg

What do Georgians, Jet Engines and Genes have in common? Join us to find out in a series online talks celebrating the launch of a new exhibition on the history of Hinxton Hall.

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Online event


Wed 15th Sep, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

The Hinxton Hall estate in South Cambridgeshire is home to a world-leading centre of research, the Wellcome Genome Campus. Also hidden within the 100 acres of parkland you will find some stunning 18th century architecture, painted Roman-style interiors, and a walled garden and orchard that hold centuries of stories.

To celebrate the launch of a new exhibition on the history of Hinxton Hall we bring together a panel of historians and curators to explore the role of the Hall as both a home, and a part of the local community. Our experts will lead us through its orchard and kitchen garden, explain how part of Pompeii ended up in its parlour, and share the challenges of developing a new heritage project during a pandemic.

Join us for a free online talk as part of Open Cambridge and Heritage Open Days.

Our panel for the night: Historian and presenter Helen Carr will be in conversation with researcher and writer Dr Twigs Way, architectural historian Giorgio Bowler, researcher at Sanger Institute’s Tree of Life programme Dr Max Brown, Creative Director of Outside Studios, Catherine Halcrow, and Director of Dragon Light Films, Colin Ramsey.