Buildings for books: the complete story of the library

13 Nov 2013

For 20 years architectural historian Dr James Campbell waited for someone to write a definitive book about libraries. When he decided to write one himself, his research took him to 82 libraries in 21 countries. The Library: A World History is much overdue but well worth waiting for.

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Inspiring images: Engineering captured on camera

16 Oct 2013

From rainbow coloured liquid-crystal molecules, to tunnels deep under the ground, this year’s entries from the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering photo competition help to bring engineering brightly and vividly to life.

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Discover: scientific imagery

31 Jan 2013

Cutting-edge science, and its communication to the public, is often brought to life with sophisticated imagery. But how do you go about photographing a distant star formation or the inside of a locust’s brain? Cambridge researchers and technicians reveal all.

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Drying Patterns of AKD on Glass

Caught on camera: engineering in action

15 Oct 2012

The winning entries of the 2012 Photography Competition at the Department of Engineering, sponsored by Carl Zeiss, provide a stunning visual insight into the ways in which engineering makes a vital contribution to our lives.

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One of the photos taken by Captain Scott during the Terra Nova expedition

Lost Captain Scott photos dazzle Parliament

04 Jul 2012

The ‘lost’ photographs of Captain Scott’s final expedition to the South Pole, purchased by the Scott Polar Research Institute with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund, were on show at the Houses of Parliament yesterday.

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