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Part of The Rising Tide: Women at Cambridge programme hosted by Cambridge University Libraries.

Join our Deputy Keeper of Rare Books, Dr Emily Dourish, for this behind-the-scenes visit to the University Library's tower. Look at a selection of books by female authors and for female audiences published over the last 200 years. Choose your tour.

DateMonday, 11 November, 2019

DateWednesday, 13 November, 2019
Time: 14.30-15.30

Important information

  • 18s and over only
  • In the event of a fire evacuation or lift failure, access up or down the tower is via 200+ steps. Therefore, this tour is not suitable for those with limited mobility or wheelchair users.
  • This tour may not be suitable for those uncomfortable in confined spaces
  • Bags and large coats must be left in our Locker Room off the Entrance Hall before the tour commences
  • No food or drink may be consumed at any point on the tour
  • The tower is a high-security area and the Library reserves the right to search tour visitors on exit.

This is a free event, exclusive for members of the Friends. 

Spaces are limited, booking required. To book, please contact Jenny Broadway, Friends Coordinator, by emailing, or telephoning 01223 765362. 

OTHER EVENTS: Friends are particularly invited to all Library events, talks and exhibitions. Details of these can be seen here What's On at the Library.