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Cambridge colleges library and archive exhibitions and events: Events and temporary exhibitions

What's on in Cambridge college libraries and archives

This guide features regular and temporary exhibitions in Cambridge colleges and will be updated as new exhibitions and events are announced.

Find more information on the colleges with libraries that are regularly open to the public: Christ's, Corpus Christi, Magdalene, St John's, and Trinity.

You can also find our more about college libraries and archives that are hosting events and temporary exhibitions, including exhibitions and events for Open Cambridge in September.

Churchill College

Uphill All the Way: A Century of Women in Parliament

 01223 336087

 Free exhibition

Wednesday 21 November 2018 - Friday 18 January 2019.
         Open to the public every day, 9am-7pm.

 The exhibition is on view in the Foyer of the Wolfson Hall at Churchill College. The building is accessible via ramps and there are four disabled parking spaces available for visitors. All parking is free on site.


St. John's College


The Crown : Royal documents at St. John's College from Richard the Lionheart to Queen Victoria

 01223 338631

 Free exhibition

  Wednesday-Thursday, 10.00-15.45 or by appointment by telephone.

  The exhibition will be held in the Archive Centre, the School of Pythagoras, St. John's College.

Old Library, Queens' College


The Age of Reason, Religion and Ridicule in the Library of the Revd David Hughes (c.1704-77)

Focussing on the science and theology of Isaac Newton and his Cambridge followers, this exhibition traces the path to modernity forged in 18th-century Queens’ through the recently catalogued collection of Revd. David Hughes (Queens’ Fellow (1727-77) & Vice President).  Assisted by astronomical, religious, and profane imagery in Hughes’s pamphlets and books, the exhibition juxtaposes the big questions of Man, Society and Creation as posed in 18th-Century Cambridge with their portrayal in scurrilous satire of the period.

 01223 335550

 Free exhibition

  Thursday 22 – Friday 30 November 2018.

         1.30-4.30pm (open late until 7pm on Tue 27 Nov)

  The library is situated on the first floor of an historic building. Regrettably, due to the age of the building, there is no lift access to the library. Access through the War Memorial Library.

Contact details

For further details about the exhibitions and events listed above, please use the contact details provided for each college. For more general information about the college libraries in Cambridge, see the Cambridge College Libraries guide.

If you are a Cambridge college library or archive and would like to have your event featured in this guide, please contact Catherine Sutherland, Sonya Adams or Rosie Austin.