Adam Sedgwick’s boots return to Cambridge after 191 years

Rounding off a geological tour of Scotland in September 1827, two young ‘rising stars’ of British geology, Adam Sedgwick and Roderick Murchison, visited the Scottish home of another pioneer of 19th-century geology – Charles Lyell. Sedgwick left his field boots behind and now 191 years later, the Gifford family, relatives of Lyell, have kindly donated them back to the Sedgwick… Read full article

3 Odd Things You Can Make From Natural Materials

The Green Museums project explores environmental themes across the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM). Our objects hide a history of how we have understood the environment and the problems it now faces, deep in their archives and in the objects in plain sight. In this second instalment in the Green Museums blog series, Rosie Amos explores Earth Skills. These days… Read full article

Sedgwick’s paper “time machines”

21 May 2018 marked two hundred years since Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) became the Woodwardian Professor of Geology in Cambridge. Staff at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences have organised events and displays to celebrate this special anniversary. In this blog we look at the Archive – beginning with Sedgwick’s early journals. There are more than 60 journals and sketchbooks in… Read full article