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A celebration of the Arthur Schnitzler Literary Archive remaining at Cambridge University Library

Pictured: Professor Graham Virgo, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor of English Private Law in the Faculty of Law and Chair of the Library Syndicate (left), and Michael Schnitzler, grandson of Arthur Schnitzler (right). A reception to celebrate the signing of the formal agreement between Michael and Peter...

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Newton, Darwin, Shakespeare – and an envelope of ectoplasm: Cambridge University Library at 600

Throughout 2016, Cambridge University Library will celebrate 600 years as one of the world's greatest libraries with a spectacular exhibition of priceless treasures – and a second show throwing light on our more weird and wonderful collections. Older than the British Library and the Vatican Library, Cambridge University...

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‘Books and Beasts’ medieval manuscript mystery solved

A Cambridge University Library conservator and the library’s manuscripts have helped to solve a longstanding mystery. In the thirteenth century, thousands of so-called Paris Bibles were produced – small format portable bibles written on tissue-thin leaves of parchment. For years scholars have wondered about the source of...

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Cambridge Digital Library projects shortlisted for the BSHS Ayrton Prize

The Board of Longitude and the Equatorie of the Planetis , both hosted on Cambridge Digital Library, are among six projects to have been shortlisted for the British Society for the History of Science's inaugural Ayrton Prize , established to recognise “outstanding web projects and digital engagement in the history of...

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Saved from the Nazis in 1938: Schnitzler archive to remain in Cambridge

Saved from destruction by the Nazis and smuggled in secret to Cambridge, the rescue of author Arthur Schnitzler’s archive is as dramatic as any fiction he committed to paper. Now, more than 75 years after it was spirited out of Austria under the noses of Nazis intent on burning and destroying Jewish cultural works, the...

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Black History Month: African photographs digitised and preserved for generations thanks to legacy donation to Library

To mark Black History Month, Cambridge University Library is promoting its virtual Royal Commonwealth Society collection which was launched on the Cambridge Digital Library over the summer. Featuring items held in the University Library’s Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) Library , this digital collection contains a...

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Spacefinder: helping Cambridge University students find study spaces which match their needs

An exciting new pilot service which matches student study preferences with spaces across the University was launched this week. The idea for the new Spacefinder website arose from research into study practice conducted by the University Library which revealed that students are often unable to find suitable study...

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A kingly gift: Royal Library goes on display in Cambridge University Library

An exhibition celebrating King George I’s gift of 30,000 books and manuscripts to Cambridge University Library - including the celebrated eighth-century Moore Bede, the world’s first atlas to include city plans, and a previously unknown Erasmus poem – is now open to the public. His Royal Favour: the Books that Built the...

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University Library welcomes you to two Open Cambridge behind-the-scenes tours

This September, Cambridge University Library is hosting two exclusive drop-in tours during the Open Cambridge weekend, part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme. More serious business: Behind the scenes at the University Library’s Waterloo exhibition Friday 11 – Saturday 12 September Milstein Seminar Rooms, Cambridge...

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Oracle bones and unseen beauty: wonders of priceless Chinese collection now online

A banknote from 1380 that threatens decapitation, a set of 17th-century prints so delicate they had never been opened, and 3000-year-old ‘oracle bones’ are now freely available for the world to view on the Cambridge Digital Library . The treasures of Cambridge University Library’s Chinese collections are the latest...

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