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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.

Magdalene College


Mallory: from Magdalene to the Mountain

Magdalene College Archives holds the largest and most important single collection of papers about George Mallory (1905-1909).  This will be the first opportunity to see a fascinating range of materials, from AC Benson’s diary entries about him, to the three letters recovered from Mallory’s pocket when his body was discovered on Everest in 1999, together with a selection of the 367 letters Mallory wrote to his wife Ruth.  The exhibition seeks to show that behind the mountaineering fame, the romance and mystery of his life and death, there lies a man of intriguing personality, and of many remarkable talents.


Thursday 23rd November, 11.30-13.00, 13.45-16.30

Thursday 30th November, 11.30-13.00, 13.45-19.00

Please ask at the Porters' Lodge for directions to the Old Library, where the exhibition is taking place.

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 or Sonya Adams.