Her Story: Eliza Brightwen’s Bible Album

The Her Story series, exploring the stories of fascinating women in the University of Cambridge collections, begins at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science. Rosanna Evans reveals the secrets of a very special Victorian scrapbook… Eliza Brightwen is not the most obvious female scientist to showcase as a part of Her Story – she is not the most renowned… Read full article

Her Story: A Change Makers Action Group Project

Happy International Women’s Day! We’re celebrating with the launch of Her Story, a new project from the Change Makers Action Group. Her Story is a new project by the Change Makers Action Group.  We’ll be exploring the stories of fascinating women in the histories of our collections, from artists and scholars to collectors and (wannabe) explorers. Watch out for regular… Read full article

RA250 at the Fitz: Stephen Chambers

Stephen Chambers is one of 7 Royal Academicians, who have connections with Cambridge, taking part in RA250 at the Fitzwilliam Museum. We asked each to pick a work in our collection that has inspired them and tell us why. Stephen chose a print by William Blake from The Gates of Paradise, c.1825, At Length for hatching ripe/he breaks from the shell. … Read full article