A map dating from 1574 describes Cambridge as a very famous city. A copy of this exquisite document is one of the many thousands of treasures contained in the Cambridgeshire Collection. Chris Jakes, Local Studies Manager for Cambridgeshire Libraries, will give an introduction to a unique archive as part of Open Cambridge (13-15 September).
In medieval times Stourbridge Common was the site of one of Europe’s largest fairs – a bustling centre for shopping, eating and revelry, offering temptations of every kind. An Open Cambridge event on Saturday 10 September will tell the fascinating 800-year-old story of Stourbridge Fair.
Don't miss the chance to visit one of the world's best collections of medieval manuscripts when the Parker Library welcomes visitors as part of Open Cambridge.