Calendar of events and initiatives


250th Appeal

Launched at Christmas 2015.


‘Animating the Archives’

Through the year  ‘Animating the Archive’ – three community projects with events and exhibitions with local schools and community.
Through the year 

Legacy Campaign 

  • Brochure
  • Video
  • Wall 
13 Feb

City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

Part of a regular concert series at the West Road Concert Hall. 


‘Role of nurses’

Exhibition in the ATC gallery looking at the role of nurses in shaping the hospital’s history – probably accompanied by a couple of talks about nursing – and tie in with the ‘Women of the world’ festival.

13 March

‘Woofs and Wellies’

Sponsored walk for all the family at Wandlebury.

20 March

Open Day and Cambridge Science Festival (CSF)

Take a look behind the science and meet the people behind your local hospital and discover the inside story of Addenbrooke’s – past, present and future. This event also incorporates the last day of the Cambridge Science Festival. 

14 April 

The Addenbrooke’s 250th Birthday Ball

Sponsored by Hallmark Hotels at Bar Hill.

20 April - 14 June

‘Taking note’ Patients’ experiences at Addenbrooke’s

Taking note of the things that make you happy in your day; moments of kindness. This will also likely see the launch of a project capturing patients’ stories and representing them in art.

July TBC

Action for Addenbrooke’s Day

For CUH staff. Could be run as a staff celebration either by ACT alone or with CUH.

09-10 July 

The ‘Big Weekend’ – ‘Health and Wellbeing’

Event on Parker’s Piece in partnership with City Council and Cambridge Live!

End of Aug TBC Art @ Addenbrooke’s – exhibition in the main gallery showcasing the history of art in the hospital. Also – TBC – talk and reception as part of the ‘250th Lecture Series’ (ACT-sponsored) on the same subject. Opportunity to receive Anita Klein’s picture into the collection with her as the special guest.
09 Sept ‘Gala in support of Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie’ – organised by Ginny Robinson’
10 Sept Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival 
13 Oct

Founder’s Day celebration

  • Unveiling of archive (‘Animating the Archives’ project) with workshops in Boardroom for community groups
  • Lecture and reception for invited audience
  • St Botolph’s Church service
  • Fitzwilliam Museum or Judge Institute 
13 Oct ‘Animating the Archive’ – three community projects with events and exhibitions with local schools and community groups – bidding for HLF.
13 Oct

ACT’s ‘Corporate Challenge’

Companies challenged to raise at least £250.

Through the year 

250 Lecture series

Lectures including:

  • Medicine for Members
  • ACT’s Annual Lecture
  • Cambridge Science Festival Annual Lectures
  • Pint of Science
November Annual Lecture & Reception (see above ‘250 Lecture Series’)
04 December  Rudolph run 


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