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Open Day at the Parker Library, Corpus Christi College

10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday 9 September

Corpus Christi College, The Parker Library, Trumpington Street, CB2 1RH

The Parker Library is one of the greatest national heritage treasures. It is internationally renowned for its important collection of medieval and renaissance manuscripts, as well as its valuable holdings of early printed books. It is one of the most significant surviving renaissance libraries in Europe.

Visitors will have a chance to see the old library and view our current exhibition: "Anchorless Bodies: Navigating Arabic in Medieval Manuscripts with new work by Emii Alrai". There will be demonstrations of how manuscripts were assembled and are conserved today by the Cambridge Colleges’ Conservation Consortium. As the College celebrates this year the start of "40 Years On: Women of Corpus", the Archives will have an exhibition on display for just today.

Please note: Parker Library is located upstairs. Participants must be able to walk 25 steps of uneven stairs. Not suitable for young children.

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Booking Information

Booking not required


Partial access - please contact us for details

Additional Information

Adults, Young Adults 12 – 18, Exhibition, In person, Free