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Exhibition | Landscapes Below: Mapping and the New Science of Geology

Monday-Friday 09.00-18.00, Saturday 09.00-16.30
27 November – 29 March 2018
Milstein Exhibition Centre, Cambridge University Library

 

Landscapes Below celebrates a period of experimental geological map-making in the 19th century, focusing on the use of colour in geological maps and on the development of a visual vocabulary for the new science. The exhibition is on display until 29 March 2018. Read more about this exhibition here.


Public tours

Every last Saturday of the month 11.30-12.45

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.


TALK | 25 Jan 17.30-18.30 | ALL WELCOME

The Wonders of the Peak: Eighteenth Century Geo-Tourism in Derbyshire

This talk explores how Derbyshire's limestone landscape was described, painted and purchased in the early modern period. Part of the Landscapes Below Speaker Series.

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TOUR | 2 Feb 11.00-12.00 | ALL WELCOME

Curator Tour: Landscapes Below

Join one of our curator tours for an introduction into the University Library's current exhibition.

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TALK | 20 Feb 17.30-18.30 | ALL WELCOME

The Role of Women in the History of Geology

This talk explores the various roles that women have undertaken in furthering the science of geology. Part of the Landscapes Below Speaker Series.

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TOUR | 9 Mar 11.00-12.00 | ALL WELCOME

Curator Tour: Landscapes Below

Join one of our curator tours for an introduction into the University Library's current exhibition.

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TALK | 22 Mar 17.30-18.30 | ALL WELCOME

George Cumberland, fossil collecting and landscape painting in early 19th century Bristol

This talk explores the watercolours of George Cumberland (1754-1848), a life-long friend of William Blake, merge a passion for fossils and geology with radical landscape. Part of the Landscapes Below Speaker Series.

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