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Britain from the air: 1945-2009

Unique archive capturing 70 years of change to UK's cities and landscapes made freely available online

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Book of poems translated from Hungarian launched after fifty years in the making

On Thursday 31 January, Cambridge University Library was delighted to host George Gömöri and Clive Wilmer at an event to celebrate the publication of Steep Path , a selection of their translations of Hungarian poems made over the course of a collaboration which lasted almost half a century. George was born in Budapest in...

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Submissions open for BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University

Booker Prize shortlistee Daisy Johnson and beatboxer Testament have today been announced as judges of the BBC’s National Short Story Award and Young Writers’ Award with Cambridge University and First Story – as submissions for the 2019 competitions open. The BBC National Short Story Award is one of the most prestigious...

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First Spitting Image objects go on display at Cambridge University Library

The first objects from the Spitting Image archive have gone on display in the Entrance Hall of Cambridge University Library – following its handover from series co-creator Roger Law in November. The small display of 11 objects across two small exhibition cases features a Margaret Thatcher Toby Jug, scripts for the...

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Nobel Prize-winning author’s books on display in virtual exhibition

First editions signed and dedicated by Russia’s first Nobel Prize in Literature winner, Ivan Bunin, have been made available to all in a virtual exhibition – after decades spent unrecognised among the open shelving. The books are also on temporary display in the Entrance Hall of the University Library until Friday 30...

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Rose book-collecting prize 2019

Entries are now open for the 2019 Rose book-collecting prize . The competition offers Cambridge students the chance to win £500 by writing and talking about their own book collections. Last year’s winner, Nikita Makarchev of Magdalene College, is a collector of early twentieth-century avant-garde Russian poetry. His...

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Spitting Image archive comes to Cambridge University Library

A Margaret Thatcher puppet and the unbroadcast script and video tape for the pilot episode of Spitting Image have taken their place alongside the works of Newton, Darwin and other treasures at Cambridge University Library – after series co-creator Roger Law deposited the programme archive at the Library yesterday (November...

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Anniversary of the Reformation continues to be marked with major digital exhibition

To mark the 501 st birthday of the Reformation, the AHRC project ‘ Remembering the Reformation ’, in partnership with Cambridge University Library, Lambeth Palace Library and York Minister Library, draws renewed attention to the extensive and wide-ranging digital exhibition it launched to coincide with the anniversary last...

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Documentary on the University Library's remarkable medieval manuscript collection to premiere at Cambridge Film Festival

On 31 October and 1 November, the Cambridge Film Festival will screen the world premiere of a feature-length documentary on one of Cambridge University Library's most remarkable manuscript collections. From Cairo to the Cloud: The World of the Cairo Geniza examines the history of a vast store of medieval manuscripts...

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Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Cambridge University Library loans two medieval manuscripts to the British Library

Two of Cambridge University Library’s most precious medieval manuscripts are now on public display as part of the British Library’s exhibition, Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War (19 October 2018-19 February 2019). The ‘ Moore Bede ’ and the ‘ Book of Cerne ’ join manuscripts and artefacts from collections across the...

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