Old Library Exhibition: Ferrar Papers
Magdalene Old Library will be opening its doors to the public over spring.
The April exhibition will focus on Ferrar Papers: a selection of the Old Library’s Ferrar Papers recently returned from exhibition at the Jamestown Museum in the United States. The selection of papers on display will focus on the lives of women who travelled from England to settle in Virginia four hundred years ago and what challenges they encountered.
Distinct from the Pepys Library, the Old Library has housed the historic books of the College in First Court since the fifteenth century, in what was the medieval Prior's residence.
As well as enjoying the historic, book-lined rooms, Visitors will see displays of items from the College's special collections and archives, which are not normally seen in public.
The exhibition is free to attend and all are welcome.
Readers and researchers who wish to consult the collections are asked to contact the Library in advance for an appointment.
Old Library, Magdalene College
Magdalene St, Cambridge CB3 0AG, UK