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Abstract art from Kettle’s Yard now on display at Cambridge University Library

A new exhibition of abstract art from Kettle’s Yard’s is now on display in the Entrance Hall of the main University Library, a partnership to celebrate both Kettle’s Yard’s 50th and Cambridge University Library’s 600th anniversaries. In Search of New Forms draws on Kettle’s Yard’s extensive collection holdings of abstract...

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Newly digitised archive sheds light on 19th-century astronomical phenomenon

This month sees the launch of a new collection on the Cambridge Digital Library, drawing on Cambridge University Library archives and the private collection of Dr Charlotte Tupman to give a vivid account of the British expeditions of 1874 to observe the rare astronomical phenomenon of the transit of Venus. Occurring in...

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Lumie lights to shine on at Cambridge University Library

The Lumie bright lights that have been piloted at Cambridge University Library since the start of the 2015/16 academic year have been so well received they are now set to stay. The project was trialled initially as part of the programme for the 2016 e-Luminate Cambridge Festival which both Lumie and Cambridge University...

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Cambridge’s new library discovery service

On 20 September, the University of Cambridge launched its new discovery experience, iDiscover . iDiscover allows users to search articles, books, manuscripts, images, videos and much more, all through one easy to use interface. This new service provides a comprehensive search experience for anyone looking to explore the...

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Treasures of the University Library: 10 minute talks

Did you know that the University Library is home to a world-class collection of handwritten and rare printed books, archives and correspondence, artefacts and objects? Would you like the chance to see some of these treasures in the flesh? To mark the beginning of the academic year, we are holding a series of Treasures of...

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Applications for the post of University Librarian close today

Following the appointment of the former postholder, Anne Jarvis, to the post of University Librarian at Princeton University, the University of Cambridge has commenced a global search for its next University Librarian (and Director of Library Services). The position is recognised internationally as one of the most senior...

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Re/Collections with author Ali Smith at Festival of Ideas

On Wednesday 26 October join a panel of experts as they explore the changing role of libraries in the 21st century in response to a newly commissioned piece written and presented by author Ali Smith. The expert panel will be made up of: Dr James Campbell, Senior University Lecturer, Department of Architecture; Mark Purcell...

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Lines of Thought: Understanding Anatomy

A nineteenth-century dissection kit, a sixteenth-century ivory skeleton and the most remarkable anatomical work ever printed all feature in the latest film to celebrate Cambridge University Library’s 600th anniversary . The University Library is celebrating its 600th anniversary with an exhibition of priceless treasures...

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University Library to open its doors for a weekend of exclusive talks and tours

This September, Cambridge University Library will once again be welcoming members of the public as part of the Open Cambridge weekend. And to mark our 600th anniversary , the Library will, for the first time, also be taking part in the Bridge the Gap walk. Mapping Cambridge: A visual story of the city Saturday 10 September...

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Lines of Thought: From Darwin to DNA

Darwin’s stuffed pigeons, the letter which first coined the term ‘genetics’ and a paper by Crick and Watson which helped decode DNA all feature in the latest film to celebrate Cambridge University Library’s 600th anniversary . The University Library is celebrating its 600th anniversary with an exhibition of priceless...

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