NEW EXHIBITION IN OLD LIBRARY
FROM HEAVENLY HARMONY TO EARTHLY DISCORD IN QUEENS’ OLD LIBRARY
Books and manuscripts that embody the role of music as an agent of change in the ground-breaking advances that shook religion and learning in early modern Cambridge.
The exhibition is part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.
Public opening hours:
14 October - 7 November 2019
1.30-4.30pm (until 7pm on Thursday 24 October)
15-min Curator's Talk on Wednesdays at 1.30pm
Free admission, drop-in
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Poster available here
Exhibition on Sir Thomas Smith now available online
Books and Power in Tudor England: The Renaissance Library of Sir Thomas Smith (1513-77)
Sir Thomas Smith (1513-1577) was one of Queens' College's most eminent alumni. Though he achieved high office as Secretary of State to Edward VI and Elizabeth I, ambassador to France and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Smith is remembered as much more than a statesman; his remarkable annotated books, bequeathed to Queens' College, capture the mind of a man of singular intelligence and learning with an acerbic wit. These annotations and doodles reveal how humanist politicians like Smith used books as sources of power in Tudor England.
Visit the exhibition here.