Exhibitions

Our online exhibitions allow you to look at some of the archive records in the collection. 

If you have any questions, or would like to visit the Archive please contact the Archivist. Telephone: 01223 765717 or email: sedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk


Woodwardian Professor 200 years ago

Celebrating the life and times of Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) through archives.

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Woodwardian Professor 100 years ago
Celebrating the life of John Edward Marr (1857-1933) through archives.

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Brian Harland at 100
Celebrating the life of Walter Brian Harland (1917-2003) through archives.
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W.B.R. King was awarded the Military Cross for bravery with the British Expeditionary Force before being evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940. He was a Cambridge graduate and World War I veteran who pioneered the use of geological expertise in the theatre of war. King went on to become the 11th Woodwardian professor of geology in 1944.




The recent discovery of Ice Age mammoth and rhino remains near Cambridge became national news. By coincidence, the Sedgwick Museum at the University of Cambridge has a new exhibit which tells the story of late Ice Age times and how the life and environments of Cambridgeshire were dramatically altered by climate change.