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The 1,000-year-old manuscript and the stories it tells

12 May 2015

One of the greatest treasures of Cambridge University Library is a Buddhist manuscript that was produced in Kathmandu exactly 1,000 years ago. The exquisitely-illustrated Perfection of Wisdom is still revealing fresh secrets. One thousand years ago, a scribe called Sujātabhadra put his name to a manuscript known as the...

Waterloo: Major new exhibition to commemorate bicentenary opens at Cambridge University Library

1 May 2015

A letter written from the body-strewn battlefield at Waterloo, an invasion map of the UK, and a book from Napoleon’s personal library in exile will go on display at Cambridge University Library during one of the first major Waterloo exhibitions of the bicentenary commemorations. A Damned Serious Business: Waterloo 1815...