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Going underground: Cambridge digs into the history of geology with landmark exhibition

A box full of diamonds, volcanic rock from Mount Vesuvius, and the geology guide that Darwin packed for his epic voyage on the Beagle will go on display in Cambridge this week as part of the first major exhibition to celebrate geological map-making. Uncovering how the ground beneath our feet was mapped for the first time...

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Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition to be broadcast on BBC World Service

The BBC World Service’s flagship human interest programme Outlook featured the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition in its afternoon broadcast on Thursday 23 November. Its theme was how the power of words can change lives and the broadcast is available to listen to on the BBC World Service Outlook website . The broadcast...

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Library's Office of Scholarly Communication announces Professor Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis is now freely available

Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis, ‘ Properties of expanding universes’ , has been made freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world, after being made accessible via the University of Cambridge’s Open Access repository, Apollo. The 1966 doctoral thesis by the world’s most recognisable scientist is the most requested item...

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Cambridge University Library part of three-year partnership with the BBC’s Young Writers’ Award

Cambridge University Library is delighted to announce that it is part of a new collaboration between the BBC and the University of Cambridge to support the BBC National Short Story Award, the BBC Young Writers’ Award and the BBC Student Critics' Award, in a three-year collaboration starting in 2018. The University Library...

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Churchill Archive now online for University of Cambridge

We are delighted to announce that the Churchill Archive has been acquired for full access to all members of the University of Cambridge. Access the Archive by clicking here . Cambridge University Library would like to acknowledge the generosity of the private donation made with the support of Bloomsbury that led to the...

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New collaborative digital exhibition marks 500th anniversary of the Reformation

A major new digital exhibition launches on 7 September to coincide with the 500 th anniversary of the Reformation. Featuring more than 130 items, it brings together a fascinating array of manuscripts, books and artefacts – from defaced missals and unique incunables to clocks, tobacco boxes, and finger bones – to illustrate...

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New digital archive provides a rare insight into WWII civilian internment camps

The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) Collection has launched a fascinating new digital archive, Voices of civilian internment: WWII Singapore . These unique records, now freely available through Cambridge Digital Library , were conserved and digitised over a two year period with the support of the Wellcome Trust. They...

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Early American Newspapers online: Major new acquisition connects Cambridge teaching and research to a deeper understanding of American history

The University of Cambridge continues to build on its worldwide reputation for the study of American history by supporting researchers with an ever expanding collection of online resources. In May 2017 the Cambridge University Library Syndicate approved the acquisition of the Readex company’s unparalleled digitization of...

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Student RAG Appeal receives £4,000 donation raised through University Library fines

The largest single donation to the University’s Student RAG Appeal was handed over this week by Cambridge University Library. Each year the University Library pledges to donate a portion of library fines to the RAG Appeal, the University’s largest student charity organisation. On Monday 31 July, University Librarian, Dr...

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Cambridge libraries are key to success in TEF Gold Award

The University of Cambridge has recently been awarded the Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) . HEFCE, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, describe the TEF as aiming to “recognise and reward excellence in teaching and learning, and help inform prospective students’ choices for higher...

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