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‘To Make Much of Time’: Calendars, chronicles, coyness and clocks

10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday 23 March

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The Old Library, St John's College, St John's Street, CB2 1TP

The poet Robert Herrick, best known as the author of To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time (Gather ye rose-buds while ye may…), died 350 years ago. His alma mater, St John’s College, is marking this sesquarcentennial in the beautiful surroundings of the 17th-century Old Library, with an exhibition on the subject of time, and how humans have for centuries measured, recorded, used and wasted it.

Across medieval manuscripts, rare printed books and personal papers, the exhibition sees theology, physics, poetry, horology and science fiction facing down clock faces, making destinies of dates, and taking stock of ticks and tocks. Get it in the diary and set your watches, if so inclined; whether you do or not, old Time is still a-flying.

We regret that access to the Library is by stairs only. An online version of the exhibition will appear in due course.

Booking/Registration is: UNAVAILABLE

Additional Information

Age: Adults, Young Adults 12 – 18
Format: Exhibition
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Theme: Society, Discovery
Accessibility: Partial access - please contact us for details

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