A notebook recording the fauna of Cambridgeshire observed and collected by the Reverend Leonard Jenyns between 1820 and 1849 has been published in full for the first time. A significant naturalist in his own right, Jenyns turned down the offer of a place on HMS Beagle, recommending instead a younger colleague, Charles Darwin.
China’s heritage industry and the politics of the past are just some topics up for discussion in a series of public heritage seminars this term.
On Monday (29 October) the Fitzwilliam Museum will host an opera that will take the audience on a surprising tour of some of its greatest treasures. Lost was commissioned by the Festival of Ideas and written by Toby Young and Katy Austin.
The Fitzwilliam Museum has today announced the launch of a Public Appeal to acquire Nicolas Poussin’s masterpiece Extreme Unction (c. 1638-40).
A new exhibition launching at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology explores the psychology and politics of living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa, where social stigmas meant that those suffering with the disease have had to campaign for work, education and life-prolonging drugs.