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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.


EXHIBITION | 23 Oct | ALL WELCOME

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.

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TALK | 23 Oct 17.30-19.00 | ALL WELCOME

Popping the filter bubble: how facts can help you

Part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

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TALK | 24 Oct 17.30-18.30 | ALL WELCOME

Paper and transmission of knowledge in the medieval period [FULLY BOOKED]

Part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

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TALK | 26 Oct 17.30-18.30 | ALL WELCOME

Thom Gunn, revived and remembered

Launch of Clive Wilmer’s Faber edition of the Selected Poems of Thom Gunn.

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DISPLAY | 28 Oct 11.00-15.00 | ALL WELCOME

Maps of the Fens: versions of the truth

Part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

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TOUR | 31 Oct 13:00-14:00 | FRIENDS

The History of Print

Visit the Library’s Historical Printing Room before viewing a special display of early printed books in the Library Keynes Room.

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EVENT | 10 Nov 17:00 - 17:30 | FRIENDS

Friends AGM

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EVENT | 10 Nov 17:30 - 19:30 | FRIENDS

The Country House Library

Mark Purcell will give a talk on his new book, the Country House Library

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TALK | 14 Nov 18:00-19:30 | ALL WELCOME

Chadwyck-Healey Lecture: De Gaulle at the Liberation

Until the liberation, France had known De Gaulle only through his BBC broadcasts. In this inaugural lecture, Professor Julian Jackson will explore France’s first encounter with their ‘liberator’ in flesh and blood.

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DISPLAY | 14 Nov 14.00-17.00 | ALL WELCOME

Liberation pop-up exhibition

A display of rare books from the Chadwyck-Healey Liberation Collection, on the subjects of WWII, de Gaulle and the Liberation.

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TALK | 25 Nov 14.00-16.00 | ALL WELCOME

Lost and found: the serendipity of collecting

Part of the Being Human Festival 2017.

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TALK | 30 Nov 16.30-18.00 | ALL WELCOME

Newton and the longitude

Part of the Women on Newton series of lectures by women scholars about the world and legacy of Isaac Newton (1642-1727), natural philosopher.

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EVENT | 6 Dec 18:00 - 20:00 | FRIENDS

The Modern Library

Join us for an evening of thought-provoking discussion and seasonal celebrations at the Library.

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TALK | 7 Dec 16.30-18.00 | ALL WELCOME

With this ink new made I wrote this: the history of Isaac Newton's private papers

Part of the Women on Newton series of lectures by women scholars about the world and legacy of Isaac Newton (1642-1727), natural philosopher.

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TALK | 14 Dec 16.30-18.00 | ALL WELCOME

Drawing-room dramas: Isaac Newton on the mantelpiece

Part of the Women on Newton series of lectures by women scholars about the world and legacy of Isaac Newton (1642-1727), natural philosopher.

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Our exciting new app allows you to turn the pages and interact with six of the greatest written works in human history.

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