Upcoming events - Queens' Old Library

Upcoming events

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
Monday-Friday
1.30-4.30pm (until 7pm on Thursday 24 October)
15-min Curator's Talk on Wednesdays at 1.30pm

Free admission, drop-in
(For access, please see Visit Us)

Poster available here


Exhibition on Sir Thomas Smith now available online

NOW LIVE

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.


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