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EXPLORING THE RENAISSANCE MIND THROUGH THE LIBRARY OF SIR THOMAS SMITH

Wednesday 24 January: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 24 January: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 24 January: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 24 January: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 24 January: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 24 January: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 24 January: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 24 January: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 24 January: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 24 January: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Old Library, Queens' College, Silver Street, CB3 9ET

An exhibition centring on the famous annotated books from the book collection of Sir Thomas Smith (1513-77), an abrasive figure who rose from low beginnings to the highest echelons of Elizabethan society. As well as telling the story of Elizabethan England through reference to Smith’s tumultuous career as a politician, Renaissance scholar, and Queens’ fellow, Smith’s annotated books together with those of other Queens’ contemporaries offer fascinating insights into varied dimensions of life in Cambridge, and into the minds of its Renaissance readers.

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Partial access - please call for details
Phone: 01223 766766

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Age: 8+, Exhibition, Drop in, Free