Old Library Exhibition: Mary Astell's Books
Magdalene Old Library will be opening its doors to the public over summer.
The July exhibition will focus on Mary Astell's Books. The Library has a collection of books by the 17th century feminist author Mary Astell, which will be displayed alongside books from Astell’s personal library containing her handwritten inscriptions.
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.
Readers and researchers who wish to consult the collections are asked to contact the Library in advance for an appointment.
Magdalene College, Old Library
Magdalene St, Cambridge CB3 0AG, UK