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What's On
24 October - 11 April 2015
Exhibition: Private lives of print: the use and abuse of books 1450-1550
20 October - 2 November 2014
Event: Festival of Ideas
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In the Spotlight

Cambridge Festival of Ideas now on

2014 will mark the seventh year of the Festival of Ideas, a University of Cambridge public engagement initiative that celebrates the arts, humanities and social sciences by showcasing a diverse mix of inspirational talks, performances, films, exhibitions and other creative displays.

Cambridge University Library will once again be taking part in the Festival with its own series of special events.

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23rd October 2014

Private Lives of Print: exhibition to celebrate early printed books
A unique copy of the Gutenberg Bible – Europe’s first printed book using moveable type – is to go on display in a spectacular exhibition charting how books were simultaneously cherished and embellished, mistreated and even vandalised in the first century of the printed age.

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New books
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