Queens’ College Old Library will be opening its doors to the public as part of this year’s Open Cambridge festival. On display will be an exhibition of books acquired by Queens’ in the 17th century entitled ‘The Advancement of Learning’ at Queens’ in the 17th century: Revolution, Innovation… & Book Collecting. Included are some beautifully decorated medieval manuscripts as well as fine specimens of 17th century printing that reflect the advancements in arts and sciences that took place during that century. There will also be on display the College’s 17th Century Donors’ Book. Most importantly, visitors will also be able to view the interior of one of Cambridge’s most interesting and impressive historic libraries. Booking is not necessary, just drop in. Please note, only five visitors will be allowed in at any one time.  If you have any enquiries, please contact Tim Eggington, the College Librarian at tje25@cam.ac.uk or telephone 01223 335549.
For more information on Open Cambridge and to see what other exciting events are on offer that weekend, visit the Open Cambridge website.