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Exhibitions

Katharine Cashman FRS and Emma Stibbon RA at Spike Island, Bristol in 2018.

Creative Connections: Portraits of Women Scientists and Artists

An exhibition of photographic portraits of female scientists and artists.

Portrait of Wordsworth by Henry William Pickersgill (1833)

Wordsworth at 250

Mon 20 January - Fri 24 April

St John's College Library

Arguably St John's College’s most famous alumnus, William Wordsworth is celebrated the world over as the definitive poet of nature and the chief instigator of the literary movement known as British Romanticism. From relatively humble beginnings amid the mountainous landscape of northwest England, he went on – via Cambridge, London, France, Dorset and Germany – to settle in the Lake District, where he composed some of the most memorable and enduringly popular poems in the English language. While his finest work dates from his twenties and thirties (with the period 1799–1808 often referred to as his ‘golden decade’), Wordsworth’s publishing career spanned six decades, and from 1843 until his death he served as Poet Laureate to Queen Victoria.

Curated to mark Wordsworth’s 250th birthday, this exhibition showcases items from the College’s Wordsworth Collection. Here you can observe not only his face (as cast from life) but his breakfast teacup, as well as letters to his eminent contemporaries and first-edition copies of his greatest works.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Timing

9:00am-5:00pm on weekdays from Monday 20 January until Friday 24 April (except on Bank Holidays)

All times

Mon 20 January 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 21 January 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 22 January 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 23 January 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 24 January 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 27 January 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 28 January 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 29 January 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 30 January 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 31 January 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 3 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 4 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 5 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 6 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 7 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 10 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 11 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 12 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 13 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 14 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 17 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 18 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 19 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 20 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 21 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
TodayMon 24 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 25 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 26 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 27 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 28 February 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 2 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 3 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 4 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 5 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 6 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 9 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 10 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 11 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 12 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 13 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 16 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 17 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 18 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 19 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 20 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 23 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 24 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 25 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 26 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 27 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 30 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 31 March 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 1 April 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 2 April 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 3 April 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 6 April 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 7 April 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 8 April 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 9 April 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 14 April 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 15 April 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 16 April 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 17 April 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 20 April 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 21 April 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 22 April 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 23 April 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 24 April 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Venue

Address: St John's College Library
Library Exhibition Area
St John's Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1TP
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Email: library@joh.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: 01223 338669
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