Old Library open for Open Cambridge 2017

10:00 to 16:00
Old Library, First Court

We are delighted to open our doors once again for Open Cambridge 2017.  Join us on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September from 10am-4pm and explore our exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of Christ's College Old Library.

350 years after the publication of alumnus John Milton’s seminal Paradise Lost, explore rare material documenting four centuries of poets and poetry at Christ’s College in our magnificent 16th century Old Library. This fascinating display of treasures includes documents signed by Milton himself, letters from Ezra Pound, and manuscript poetry written by an 19th century College servant. The exhibition also explores contemporary poets of Christ's bringing us right up to the present day with current students' work. Learn about the grand tradition of teaching and studying poetry at Christ's beginning in the 16th century with alumnus John Leland and see how Christ's poetry spans the globe with a section on poetic works in translation.