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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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Portrait of Cambridge’s first female University Librarian is unveiled

If you have ever visited the landing outside the Librarian’s Office at the University Library, you will have seen the portraits of those who have held the prestigious position of University Librarian over the past 500 years. On Friday 7 July, the portrait of the University of Cambridge’s first female University Librarian...

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See the world’s first printed book up close: the Gutenberg Bible

Turn its pages and hear all about the birth of mass communication Download Words that Changed the World on the Apple Store When it first appeared in the mid-15th century, the Gutenberg Bible marked the beginning of a revolution in human communications every bit as influential as the birth of the World Wide Web. It was the...

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Breaking the Reading Room rules, for one night only!

A party in the Reading Room? How scandalous! For one night only the Library invites its Friends and supporters to a special summer celebration in its most impressive venue. With chance to meet the new Librarian over drinks and nibbles, view a special dedicated exhibition, and enjoy a performance from the Cambridge...

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Interact with Darwin as never before

UL’s new app makes his seminal text accessible to all Download Words that Changed the World on the Apple Store It was the controversial bestseller of its time, based on some 20 years of research and experimentation – and a five-year voyage aboard HMS Beagle. One thing that was very clear when Charles Darwin wrote his book...

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