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Earliest dateable records of eclipses in any civilisation on Chinese oracle bone

20 March 2015

The BBC programme Stargazing Live, broadcast on Thursday 19th March in advance of the solar eclipse occurring on Friday 20th March, featured an item from the Hopkins Collection of Chinese Oracle Bones in Cambridge University Library. The oracle bone texts, inscribed on ox shoulder-blades and the flat under-part of turtle...

University Library welcomes you for three Cambridge Science Festival drop-in events

9 March 2015

The Cambridge Science Festival is now on! To coincide with the UNESCO International Year of Light, this year's Science Festival runs from 9-22 March and offers light-themed talks, workshops and exhibitions across the city. Cambridge University Library will be offering a series of special drop-in events as part of the...