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Go behind-the-scenes with our Library staff and learn more about our collections with other likeminded Friends through our exclusive programme of talks, tours and events. Our events include virtual as well as in-person events, so our Friends outside of Cambridge can access the programme.

Friends are also warmly invited to all Library events, talks and exhibitions.  Details of new events will be published on the What's On page.

Logo image for Friends Preview of Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective

27 Apr 5pm to 6:30pm

Friends Preview | Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective

Friend and Patrons are invited to see our new exhibition, Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective.

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Logo Image for Friends Talk: Raymond Briggs and the new Picturebook Makers

18 May 5pm to 6:45pm

Friends | Raymond Briggs & the New Picturebook Makers

Professor Martin Salisbury explores the legacy of Raymond Briggs and his influence on contemporary visual storytellers and picturebooks.

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Logo image for Curator's Tour of Raymond Briggs: A Retrospective

5 Jun 10am to 11:30am

Friends | Curator's Tour of Raymond Briggs & Coffee Morning

Curator Nicolette Jones leads a tour of the exhibition for Friends.

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22 Jun 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Friends | Summer Party 2023

Our Annual Summer Party for Friends, Patrons and supporters with a Show & Tell from the Curious Cures project followed by drinks and refreshments.

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Logo image for Friends Talk with Professor John Morrill titled Giving Cromwell his Voice Back

6 Jul 6pm to 7pm

Friends | Professor John Morrill – Giving Cromwell His Voice Back

Professor John Morrill joins us online to discuss his publication of the complete edition of Oliver Cromwell’s writings, using libraries, archives and new technologies.

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