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EXHIBITIONS & DISPLAYS

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.


Conflicting Chronologies

1 May – 27 September 2019, Monday-Friday 09.15-17.00
The Whipple Library, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH
Free. All welcome.

The latest rare book exhibition at the Whipple Library in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science is now open. Showcasing rare books from the special collections at both the Whipple and Cambridge University Library, Conflicting Chronologies explores some of the nineteenth century texts that debated the age, origin and development of early Egyptian civilisation. Click here for more information.


EVENTS

TOUR | 28 Aug 11.00-12.00 and 12.00-13.00 | ALL WELCOME

Exhibition conservation: behind-the-scenes

An exclusive tour for members of the Friends of Cambridge University Library.

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TALK | 29 Aug 18.00-19.00 | ALL WELCOME

Anxiety: What is it, what causes it, and how we can cope with it [FULLY BOOKED]

Part of our Science Past & Present speaker series.

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TOUR | 2 Sep 14.00-15.00 | ALL WELCOME

Genizah Show & Tell

Your opportunity to book a visit to our Genizah Research Unit.

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TOUR | 13 Sep 10.00-11.30 and 14.00-15.30 | ALL WELCOME

Books! Books! Books! What you do with 8 million of them [FULLY BOOKED]

A behind-the-scenes tour to our closed stacks for Open Cambridge.

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TOUR | 14 Sep 10.00-11.30 and 14.00-15.30 | ALL WELCOME

Books! Books! Books! What you do with 8 million of them [FULLY BOOKED]

A behind-the-scenes tour to our closed stacks for Open Cambridge.

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TOUR | 16 Sep 10.00-11.00 | ALL WELCOME

Heritage tour of Cambridge University Library

Join our Deputy Director for Research Collections for this Heritage Open Days tour of our Art Deco building.

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TOUR | 19 Sep 16.00-17.00 | ALL WELCOME

Heritage tour of Cambridge University Library

Join our Deputy Director for Research Collections for this Heritage Open Days tour of our Art Deco building.

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TOUR | 21 Sep 11.00-12.00 | ALL WELCOME

Heritage tour of Cambridge University Library

Join our Deputy Director for Research Collections for this Heritage Open Days tour of our Art Deco building.

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

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