Students gather around Professor McKenny Hughes in Malverns, 1892. Some of these women became the first female fellows of the Geological Society, in 1919. (ref. SGWC 02/02/10)

Women in the Sedgwick Museum Archives – A virtual exhibition

Inspired by the fantastic ‘Wonderchicken’ exhibition, I set about pulling together facts, stories, and records to create a new virtual exhibition in Shorthand in 2020. This would look at women’s learning experiences and contribution to Geological science from 1885 until the First World War. This blog looks at the processes involved in creating a new virtual exhibition, and what the… Read full article

A child holding gravel

Gravel Hunters

Last summer at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, we challenged our selves to get families back outside after being locked-down all spring and to find out more about the geology local to Cambridge. Flint gravel was the answer. It is easily recognised and easily over looked as a good fossil hunting ground. It has also been important to the… Read full article

Nine collections, six months

On 19 March, the University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden closed to the public following Government advice. This week, we will be fully or partially open again across all sites for the first time in over six months. This post describes some of the activity we have delivered in that time, how we continued to serve our audiences, and… Read full article