Uncovering LGBTQ+ history at the Sedgwick Museum

Being able to ‘look things up on the computer’ is something that all of us rather take for granted. Even in a Museum where the size and scope of the collections is such that full digitisation is a daunting task, it is still hard to think back to being entirely reliant on drawers of catalogue cards and hand-written indexes. As… Read full article

Luke Jerram's The Moon installation

To the Moon and beyond!

Ely Science Festival this year focused on showcasing space science, marking the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.  Held in the magnificent setting of Ely Cathedral, this was a great opportunity for the Sedgwick and Whipple Museums to take their collections and expertise out to new audiences, many of whom were not familiar with our museums. Throughout the festival, meteorites… Read full article

Studying the earliest animal life

A new temporary display at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences showcases the work of scientist Dr Emily Mitchell.   Emily, a Henslow Research Fellow based in the Department of Earth Sciences, studies fossils of some of the very oldest and strangest animals found in remote locations in Newfoundland. Museum Director Liz Hide had a chat with Emily, and with exhibition… Read full article