About the ARB

The Alison Richard Building (ARB) is located on the University of Cambridge’s Sidgwick Site. It is home to the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) and the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), including the Centre of African Studies, Centre of Development Studies, the Centre of Latin American Studies, Centre of South Asian Studies and the Centre for Gender Studies.

As well as being a Humanities and Social Sciences teaching building, the ARB hosts numerous events and conferences by the resident departments. It is a vibrant place and can get very busy at times, as the ARC cafe is a popular meeting place for students, staff and visitors.

Art at the ARB

The ARB art committee is run on a voluntary basis by staff and academics based in the various departments and centres in the Alison Richard Building. The exhibitions programme is organised and funded locally in the building and not by the University. The main contact for the art committee is Judith Weik (jw571@cam.ac.uk), based at CRASSH. The art committee organises several exhibitions each year. Find out how to apply for exhibitions.

For further details on the particulars of the space please visit the Exhibition Space page.

Photography by Jayne Lloyd (for Shutter Hub), Judith Weik, Allan Williams Photography