Hinxton Hall: Hidden Heritage and Home Grown Veg


Join us for a virtual talk as we explore the role of the Hall as part of the local community, the stoires of its estate and gardens, and how part of Pompeii ended up in its parlour!

Dates Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 18:00 to 19:30
Venue Online
Contact Name Ciara Harper
Email engage@wellcomeconnectingscience.org
Website Event website

Event details:

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. This event is the first in the series The Hinxton Hall Estate: Gerogians Jet Engines and Genes

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world-leading genomics research centre, based on the Wellcome Genome Campus, arguably the largest single-site community of expertise in Genomes and BioData in the world. We undertake large-scale research that forms the foundations of knowledge in biology and medicine. We are open and collaborative; our data, results, tools and technologies are shared across the globe to advance science.

Our ambition is vast – we take on projects that are not possible anywhere else.