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Read more at: Ghost Words: Reading the past

Ghost Words: Reading the past

A new virtual exhibition from Cambridge University Library is set to bring to life the hidden words buried in some of our oldest manuscripts - known as palimpsests.

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Read more at: Laura Greenfield awarded prestigious Clore Fellowship

Laura Greenfield awarded prestigious Clore Fellowship

Laura Greenfield, Deputy Director for External Engagement, has been awarded a place on the 2021 cohort of Clore Fellowships. The Clore Fellowship is a bespoke professional development opportunity for leaders from across a wide range of cultural disciplines and sectors, renowned for developing dynamic and creative leaders...

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Read more at: Mapping the world: one digitisation at a time

Mapping the world: one digitisation at a time

They transport us, educate us, and inspire us but when was the last time you used a map?

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Read more at: Heritage science investment to unveil secrets of Cambridge University collections

Heritage science investment to unveil secrets of Cambridge University collections

The University of Cambridge has been awarded £3m from the AHRC's Capability for Collections Fund to invest in equipment and refurbishment that will enable researchers from across the UK and worldwide to undertake new research into its heritage collections.

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Digital delights, dark deeds and a date with Google

Hot air balloon disasters and scandalous court records feature in our most popular stories of 2020.

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A city's pandemic

How are the people of the city of Cambridge documenting their changed lives?

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Darwin's missing notebooks

Darwin's missing notebooks

Cambridge University Library has announced a public appeal for help in locating two missing notebooks, one of which contains Charles Darwin’s iconic 1837 ‘Tree of Life’ sketch.

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Library life in the time of Covid

It’s March 2020 and almost all Cambridge University libraries have closed their doors. The University was no longer open to students, staff or visitors, the first time since the Great Plague in 1665. COVID-19 has halted our ‘normal’ way of life and libraries all over the world have had to adapt how they serve their...

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Cambridge University Library launches Digital Preservation Programme

To ensure current and ongoing access to digital collection materials, a programme of work will soon begin to establish the Cambridge University Libraries Digital Preservation Service.

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Cambridge University Library joins Google Arts and Culture

From Monday 31 August, audiences across the globe will be able to explore some of the treasures of Cambridge University Library on the Google Arts and Culture platform .

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