The Northumberland Telescope, erected at Cambridge University Observatory during the 1830s, and still in use, was one of the great engineering triumphs of 19th century science. Professor Simon Schaffer explores why the instrument was built and how it came into use in those troubled times.
Explore the world of stem cells with the MRC Centre for Stem Cell Biology. Along with many games and activities you'll get to put on a labcoat and goggles and use a pipette in a 'wet lab' experiment to see how to feed and care for stem cells on a daily basis.
This new exhibition charts the development of evolutionary thought through the 19th century. Discover the origins of Darwin’s big idea in earlier works, and explore the alternative theories that led to some of science’s most impassioned debates.
The Rare Books Department at Cambridge University Library presents the opportunity to see and hear about some of the world's most lavish and elegant illustrated books on birds, produced in the nineteenth century by the pioneering ornithologist, John Gould.
The Museum archive holds over 800 boxes of materials relating to the history of earth science dating back to the 17th century. View this new exhibition of documents and images and talk to Sandra Marsh, the archivist responsible for this fascinating collection.