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

New month, new flowers: Henry Rogers Broughton, 2nd Lord Fairhaven’s generous legacy

The Fitzwilliam Museum has one of the most important collections of botanical art in the world. This is due to the generous bequest of Henry Rogers Broughton, 2nd Lord Fairhaven, who donated his entire collection to the Museum in 1973. This included over a hundred oil paintings including works by Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625), Jean Baptiste Monnoyer (1636-99) and… Read full article

RA250 at the Fitz: Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley is one of 7 Royal Academicians, who have connections with Cambridge, taking part in RA250 at the Fitz. We asked each to pick a work in our collection that has inspired them and tell us why. Antony chose Man with a broken nose, by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), on display in Gallery 5: Here, Gormley explains why he chose… Read full article