Old Library Winter Exhibition - Poetry and Place in Cambridge

Black and white poster of an old map of Cambridge with exhibition information

You are warmly invited to visit Christ’s College Old Library’s latest exhibition, ‘Poetry and Place in Cambridge’.  

The exhibition celebrates the rich history of poetry about Cambridge, by focusing on poems and poets concerned with the places of the city. From Geoffrey Chaucer to the lesser-known Mary Davys, Sylvia Plath to William Wordsworth, the city's students, residents, and visitors have been moved to write about different areas of Cambridge. As well as transporting readers as far as Grantchester and Trumpington, these poems also help us shed new light on central locations, such as the Mill Pond and Market Hill.  

The exhibition includes activities for children and is accompanied by a self-guided walking tour, so you can visit the sites found in each poem. All are welcome to visit this free exhibition between 2pm and 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 18th November 2021.