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Little Explorers

Little Explorers A different Polar story each session with renowned storyteller Marion Leeper. For under 5s only. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Places cost £1.50 per child payable on arrival. Children under 1 are free.

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First World War Family History Day

First World War Family History Day

Sat 16 September 2017

Cambridge University Library

Have you ever wanted to discover more about your family’s military past? Visit the University Library for this First World War Family Research Day, where historians of the Cambridgeshire Regiment 1914-18 and other local regiments will be on hand to offer expert advice and assistance on researching your relatives in the Great War. You can also bring along your First World War pictures, medals and artefacts for identification.

In addition to medals awarded to men from the local area, other equipment and weaponry – including a contemporary Vickers machine gun! – will be on display.

Two further displays will be available:

100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele – Entrance Hall, open to all

A display about the author Basil Godfrey Quin MC, student at St. John’s College and a Cambridgeshire Regiment officer decorated for gallantry in September 1917, that will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele.

Trench Maps – Map Room, 17s and over only

Adults will also have an extra opportunity to visit inside the Library to enjoy a pop-up exhibition in the Map Room, where a collection of Trench Maps from the First World War will be on display.

A free, family-friendly event. No booking required.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Enquiries: Francesca Harper Website Email: fh322@cam.ac.uk Telephone: 01223 333920


All times

Sat 16 September 2017 10:00AM - 4:00PM


Address: Cambridge University Library
Milstein Seminar Rooms
West Road
Email: library@lib.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: 01223 333000
Fax: 01223 333160