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Discovery: 200 years of the Cambridge Philosophical Society

8 March - 31 August 2019
Monday-Friday 09.00-18.30, Saturday 09.00-16.30
Sunday Closed
Milstein Exhibition Centre, Cambridge University Library
Free. All welcome.

Founded in 1819, the Cambridge Philosophical Society provided an open forum for Cambridge graduates to discuss current scientific ideas and present new research. Over the last 200 years, the Cambridge Philosophical Society has played a key role in raising the profile of Cambridge’s most significant developments in natural science. This exhibition shows us how the activity of the Society underpins 200 years of discovery, including Darwin’s theory of evolution; Newton’s laws of motion; Cambridge’s first Nobel Prizewinner, Lord Rayleigh’s seminal work on waves.

Free guided tours of the exhibition are available every Friday from 11-11.30am (excluding Good Friday). All welcome, no need to book. Tours start in the Entrance Hall.

EVENT | 21 Jun 12.00-13.00 | ALL WELCOME

Pop-up scientists: Are you hungry? The molecular basis of starvation

Join Henslow Fellow, Dr Glenn Masson, and find out more about his current research.

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Our public event programme is generously supported by the Friends of the Library.

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