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Curious Objects

Monday-Friday 09.00-18.00, Saturday 09.00-16.30
3 November 2016-21 March 2017
Milstein Exhibition Centre, Cambridge University Library

 

From 'ectoplasm' to beard hair sent to Charles Darwin, our second 600th anniversary exhibition, Curious Objects, tells the story of Cambridge University Library through its more unusual and unexpected items. See the exhibition in person, or visit the Curious Objects virtual exhibition or collection on the Cambridge Digital Library.


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Exhibition | 19 Jan | ALL WELCOME

Exhibition: Curious Objects

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TOUR | 19 Jan 14.30-15.00 | ALL WELCOME

Specialist Curious Objects tour: Voyages of discovery: the Commonwealth

Delve deeper into our Curious Objects exhibition in this half-hour tour with one of the exhibition's curators.

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TOUR | 20 Jan 14.30-15.00 | ALL WELCOME

General Curious Objects tour

Delve deeper into our Curious Objects exhibition in this half-hour tour with one of the exhibition's curators.

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TOUR | 3 Feb 14.30-15.00 | ALL WELCOME

General Curious Objects tour

Delve deeper into our Curious Objects exhibition in this half-hour tour with one of the exhibition's curators.

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TOUR | 10 Feb 14.30-15.00 | ALL WELCOME

Specialist Curious Objects tour: Displaying curious objects

Delve deeper into our Curious Objects exhibition in this half-hour tour with one of the exhibition's curators.

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FAMILY EVENT | 13 Feb 10.00-12.00 | ALL WELCOME

Curious Materials

The University Library is full of unexpected objects made from unusual natural materials. Find out more about them at this family-friendly Half Term event.

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FAMILY EVENT | 14 Feb 10.00-12.00 | ALL WELCOME

Magical Objects

A magical storytelling and craft making Half-Term event for all the family.

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FAMILY EVENT | 15 Feb 16.30-19.00 | ALL WELCOME

Twilight at the Museums: Curious Collectors

Join local storyteller, Marion Leeper, as she brings to life the University Library's curious objects.

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FAMILY EVENT | 15 Feb 10.00-12.00 | ALL WELCOME

Curious Materials

The University Library is full of unexpected objects made from unusual natural materials. Find out more about them at this family-friendly Half Term event.

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TOUR | 16 Feb 14.30-15.00 | ALL WELCOME

General Curious Objects tour

Delve deeper into our Curious Objects exhibition in this half-hour tour with one of the exhibition's curators.

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TOUR | 23 Feb 14.30-15.00 | ALL WELCOME

Specialist Curious Objects tour: Toys, games and puzzles

Delve deeper into our Curious Objects exhibition in this half-hour tour with one of the exhibition's curators.

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TOUR | 2 Mar 14.30-15.00 | ALL WELCOME

General Curious Objects tour

Delve deeper into our Curious Objects exhibition in this half-hour tour with one of the exhibition's curators.

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TALK | 6 Mar 17.00-18.00 | ALL WELCOME

Sandars Lecture: A Cabinet of English Literary Treasures: Reflections of Fifty Years of Book Collecting

Sandars reader, Professor Toshiyuki Takamiya, will deliver his first of three lectures on Laurence Nowell and Thomas Cranmer.

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TALK | 8 Mar 17.00-18.00 | ALL WELCOME

Sandars Lecture: A Cabinet of English Literary Treasures: Reflections of Fifty Years of Book Collecting

Sandars reader, Professor Toshiyuki Takamiya, will deliver his second of three lectures on John Dee and others.

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TOUR | 9 Mar 11.30-12.00 | ALL WELCOME

Specialist Curious Objects tour: Postcards and packaging

Delve deeper into our Curious Objects exhibition in this half-hour tour with one of the exhibition's curators.

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TALK | 9 Mar 17.00-18.00 | ALL WELCOME

Sandars Lecture: A Cabinet of English Literary Treasures: Reflections of Fifty Years of Book Collecting

Sandars Reader, Professor Toshiyuki Takamiya, will deliver his third and final lecture on literary forgeries.

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TOUR | 16 Mar 14.30-15.00 | ALL WELCOME

General Curious Objects tour

Delve deeper into our Curious Objects exhibition in this half-hour tour with one of the exhibition's curators.

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