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Exhibitions

William Blake etching named Head of a Damned Soul.

William Blake’s Universe

Discover William Blake’s universe and a constellation of European artists seeking spirituality in their lives and art in response to war, revolution and political turbulence.

Murder by the Book: A Celebration of 20th Century British Crime Fiction

Sat 23 March - Fri 23 August

Cambridge University Library

Crime fiction is the UK's most read, bought and borrowed genre. Cambridge University Library draws on its world-leading collections of British crime fiction to stage a murderously good exhibition!

Bringing together literature, culture and heritage, Murder by the Book: A Celebration of 20th Century British Crime Fiction illuminates and celebrates the stories of the UK’s most popular fiction writing. Curated by award-winning crime novelist Nicola Upson, the Library's exhibition challenges traditional distinctions between literary fiction and genre fiction. Murder by the Book examines crime’s place in our literary history and the Library’s own Special Collections.

The exhibition showcases rare books and audio-visual recordings looking at the genre from its origins in the works of Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens to contemporary best-sellers Val McDermid and Ian Rankin.

With first editions of The Moonstone and Bleak House, as well as Sherlock Holmes' debut appearance, the exhibition also looks at the Library’s remarkable collections and stylish dust jackets that represent more than a century of British book design.

Curated by crime novelist Nicola Upson.

Booking is essential. Entry is FREE.

Visitors to the exhibition are welcome to enjoy the Library Tea-Room, open 9am – 3pm Monday-Friday, and until 2pm Saturdays.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Book your free tickets to visit the exhibition via the website. Queries can be directed to events@lib.cam.ac.uk.

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Timing

In person

9:00am-6:30pm on weekdays from Saturday 23 March until Friday 23 August (except between Friday 29 March and Monday 1 April)

9:00am-4:30pm Saturday every week from Saturday 23 March until Friday 23 August (except between Friday 29 March and Monday 1 April)

All times

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

Venue

Address: Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 9DR
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