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Earth Science Week at the Sedgwick Museum

The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences will be taking part in the Geological Society’s Earth Science Week 2014 with family activities on Saturday 18 October. Some are drop-in and others … Continue reading

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My Museum Favourite: Osmunda regalis

With over 5 million works of art, artefacts and specimens within our collections, how exactly do you go about choosing a favourite? This was the challenge faced by staff and … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stone Age to Iron Age

The National Curriculum for History at Key Stage 2 now includes British prehistory as a compulsory element, and we at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology could not be more … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

From tables to transistors: how to approach the history of calculation

This summer, I was charged with a fascinating and daunting task. Where does one begin to discuss the history of calculation? It is broader than mathematics itself: the world’s earliest … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Museum Favourite: Kathleen Scott, Youth, 1920

With over 5 million works of art, artefacts and specimens within our collections, how exactly do you go about choosing a favourite? This was the challenge faced by staff and … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Castle Hill Open Day 2014

In her book Period Piece, Gwen Raverat (whose work is currently on display in the House at Kettle’s Yard) includes a description of the Castle Hill area in a chapter … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Take a tour with Culture Finder

CultureFinder will offer visitors to Cambridge the opportunity to browse through many of the city’s treasures and create or follow cultural tours around the city centre. To create a tour … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Scott Polar Research Institute awarded £500,000 from Heritage Lottery Fund

Today, through its Collecting Cultures programme, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced a £5 million funding package which will benefit 23 museums, libraries and archives across the UK, including … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment
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