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The Age of Reason, Religion and Ridicule in the Library of the Revd David Hughes (c.1704-77)

Monday 11 March: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday 12 March: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 13 March: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Thursday 14 March: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday 15 March: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Monday 18 March: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday 19 March: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 20 March: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Thursday 21 March: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday 22 March: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Old Library, Queens' College, Silver Street, CB3 9ET

Focussing on the science and theology of Isaac Newton and his Cambridge followers, this exhibition traces the path to modernity forged in 18th-century Queens’ through the recently catalogued collection of Revd. David Hughes (Queens’ Fellow (1727-77) & Vice President).

Assisted by astronomical, religious, and profane imagery in Hughes’s pamphlets and books, the exhibition juxtaposes the big questions of Man, Society and Creation as posed in 18th-Century Cambridge with their portrayal in scurrilous satire of the period.

Booking Information

No need to book.

Accessibility

Partial access - please call for details
Phone: 01223 766766

Additional Information

Exhibition, Drop in, Free