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Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo

Monday-Friday 09.00-18.00, Saturday 09.00-16.30
27 April – 28 October 2017
Milstein Exhibition Centre, Cambridge University Library

 

This exhibition will provide a window on the life of a community a thousand years ago – a Jewish community in the centre of a thriving Islamic empire, international in outlook, multicultural in make up, devout to its core. To book onto exhibition tours and events, please click here.


Public tours

Every Friday 15.00-16.15

Join one of our public tours for your chance to see inside Cambridge University Library. Bookings must be placed in advance by contacting the Cambridge Visitor Information Centre, tel. 01223 791501, email: tours@visitcambridge.org. £10 per person. 17s and over. Tours start at the Cambridge Visitor Information Centre.

Guided tours for large or private groups can be arranged in advance by contacting events@lib.cam.ac.uk.


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Exhibition: Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo

This exhibition will provide a window on the life of a community a thousand years ago – a Jewish community in the centre of a thriving Islamic empire, international in outlook, multicultural in make up, devout to its core.

Full details

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TOUR | 8 Sep 10.00-10.50 | ALL WELCOME

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TOUR | 8 Sep 11.00-11.50 | ALL WELCOME

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TOUR | 8 Sep 12.00-12.50 | ALL WELCOME

The University Library through the ages: A historic institution focuses on the future

Part of Open Cambridge.

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EXHIBITION | 8 Sep 10.00-13.00 | ALL WELCOME

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EXHIBITION | 9 Sep 10.00-13.00 | ALL WELCOME

A refuge for writings: further details from the Genizah of medieval Cairo

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TOUR | 17 Oct 14.00-15.00 | ALL WELCOME

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Part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

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TALK | 18 Oct 11.00-12.00 | ALL WELCOME

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Part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

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TALK | 20 Oct 14.00-15.30 | ALL WELCOME

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Part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

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TALK | 20 Oct 16.30-17.30 | ALL WELCOME

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Part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

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TALK | 21 Oct 14.00-15.00 | ALL WELCOME

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Part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

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Part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

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Part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

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