Daniel Zeichner MP went back to his undergraduate days and discover the treasures of Cambridge University Library and tour the library this week.
Daniel Zeichner will return to the UL to explore the library’s impressive collection of maps of Cambridge before receiving a tour of the building.
The visit comes as the UL celebrates its 600th anniversary following its foundation in 1416. Over the last six centuries, the UL’s collection has grown from a few dozen volumes on a handful of subjects to several million books, maps, manuscripts and journals.
To mark the anniversary, the UL is hosting a series of exhibitions. Currently, the “Curious Objects” exhibition tells the story of the UL using its more unusual and unexpected items. The curious objects on display until 21 March range from an ostrich feather and ectoplasm to an old boot and a boomerang. They come from all corners of the world and every era of human history from the Stone Age to the Space Age.
Daniel Zeichner MP said: “I am thrilled to be invited by the staff of the University Library during this special anniversary to discover its wonderful collection of maps of Cambridge. I first visited the Library when I was a History student at King’s College and I regularly visit to make use of the collections.”