As part of our launch event at the Cambridge Festival 2022, we showed short films highlighting collections research in our areas of focus. Below you can see James Freeman of the University Library discussing Curious Cures, his research project into medieval medical recipes in the Cambridge collection

                               

The CCC will support research addressing declining physical, mental and emotional health. We will use the collections to answer questions such as:

  • How can health and wellbeing be improved through engagement with collections, and associated physical and digital spaces? 
  • How might involving communities - of all ages and identities - contribute to public wellbeing and health? 
  • Can people’s sense of their place in this world, their pleasures and responsibilities, be enhanced through collections?
A microscope held at the Whipple Museum