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Annotating History: thoughts of an Elizabethan scholar revealed in newly acquired book

Centuries-old annotations by Gabriel Harvey added to University Library collections

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Read more at: Portrait exhibition marks record high for Cambridge college female leaders

Portrait exhibition marks record high for Cambridge college female leaders

The battle for gender equality at Cambridge will be celebrated with a portrait exhibition featuring new Jesus College Master Sonita Alleyne, whose appointment marks a record high in female senior leaders across the collegiate University. From this month, 15 Cambridge Colleges will be run by women, which will be marked from...

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Read more at: Libraries Week 2019 – highlighting Electronic Legal Deposit

Libraries Week 2019 – highlighting Electronic Legal Deposit

As part of Libraries Week (October 7-12), the six Legal Deposit Libraries in the UK and Ireland (Cambridge University Library, British Library, Bodleian Libraries, National Library of Scotland, National Library of Wales, and Trinity College, Dublin) are highlighting Electronic Legal Deposit - a growing collection of more...

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Mapping the Moon through the ages

Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969 from Cape Kennedy, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin into an initial Earth-orbit. An estimated 650 million people watched Armstrong's televised image and heard his voice describe the event as he took "...one...

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Read more at: Criminals, miscreants and misdemeanours

Criminals, miscreants and misdemeanours

Two centuries of Isle of Ely court records illuminate the darkest corners of the region's past

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Read more at: World's oldest Korean Bibles at Cambridge University Library

World's oldest Korean Bibles at Cambridge University Library

The library is home to one of the most significant collections of early Korean bibles anywhere - as well as other works by UK missionaries, including John Ross, a hero to Korean Christians.

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Read more at: Books of Beasts: From Cambridge to California

Books of Beasts: From Cambridge to California

Two Cambridge University Library bestiary manuscripts dating from the thirteenth century have made the transatlantic crossing for a spectacular new exhibition that opens today at the Getty Centre in Los Angeles: Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World (14th May-18th August 2019). There they are joined by other...

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Read more at: Cambridge University Library stages first public play in its 600-year history

Cambridge University Library stages first public play in its 600-year history

Performance marked the launch of digital edition of Arthur Schnitzler's works and archive

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Read more at: Cambridge and Heidelberg announce major project  to digitise treasured medieval manuscripts

Cambridge and Heidelberg announce major project to digitise treasured medieval manuscripts

Centuries-old manuscripts feature the works of Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles and Euripides

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Read more at: World first as Bell Burnell pulsar chart  goes on display

World first as Bell Burnell pulsar chart goes on display

Iconic object exhibited for first time, alongside works by Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking

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