Organised by the Hertfordshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Cambridge University Libraries and Darwin College

  • King's College |
  • Guided Tour |
  • Thursday 7 September 2017 - 10:30 until 15:30

Rosie Zanders will guide the group on a visit of both the University Library and the Squire Law library on the Sidgwick site of the University, followed by an exclusive tour of Darwin College.

In the University Library the group will see and hear about the Genizah Collection in the Discarded History exhibition, displaying fragments of manuscripts rescued by Cambridge academics from a Cairo synagogue 200 years ago.

The Squire Law Librarian will then lead a visit of the Norman Foster-designed Law faculty building, looking at recent art works on the Sidgwick site by Edmund de Waal and Anthony Gormley.

After the lunch break around Silver St Bridge, there will then be an exclusive tour of Darwin College led by the Dean, Dr Duncan Needham. This college was founded in 1964 in Newnham Grange, the family home of Charles Darwin’s son and grandson. The college has a fine collection of paintings including work by Gwen Raverat, nee Darwin, wood engraver and author of the classic Cambridge book, Period Piece, as well as a number of portraits of the Darwin family.   The afternoon will end at 3.30pm.

Meet at 10.30 am outside the main entrance to King’s College on King’s Parade.

This event has been organised by the Hertfordshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

King's College
Kings Parade, Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 1ST