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Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography

2017 - 2018  Programme


Tuesday 21 November 2017


Keith Lilley

(Queen’s University Belfast)

In Everest’s footsteps: surveying the legacies of the Great Trigonometrical Survey in India

Tuesday 27 February 2018


Paul Laxton

(formerly University of Liverpool)

Michael Alexander Gage and the mapping of Liverpool, 1828–1836

Tuesday 1 May 2018 


Eric Wolever

(University of York) 

The cardinal points and the structure of geographical knowledge in the early twelfth century​ 

All are welcome, No need to book

Refreshments will be available after each seminar

The seminars are kindly supported by Emmanuel College Cambridge

Location and Time


Gardner Room,​ Emmanuel College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, England CB2 3AP

Map showing location of Emmanuel College

Ask at the Porters' Lodge (indicated by a bowler hat on the map link above) for directions to the Gardner Room.

There is no need to book in advance.



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Previous Seminars

For a complete list of Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography since 2006 click here

Opening hours


9:00-12:45 and 14:00-17:10 *


9:00-12:45 and 14:00-16:50 *


Closed **

* Monday to Friday 12:45-14:00: If you wish to continue working through the lunch period we can transfer items to the Munby Rare Books Reading Room.

** Items ordered before 12.45 on Friday can be consulted in the Manuscripts Reading Room. No fetching or transferring is possible on Saturdays. Please contact the Map Room to discuss your requirements.

Contact us

Map Department 
Cambridge University Library 
West Road 
CB3 9DR 


+44 (0) 1223 333041
+44 (0) 1223 333042