Oct 8, 2014

As part of the Museum's new exciting project arising from the recent award from Arts Council England Designation Development Fund, a project conservator, Rachel Howie, has been working on some of the Museum's most prized specimens with the aim of enhancing digital access to these special objects.



Sep 4, 2014

One of the most iconic of Cambrian age fossils from the famous Burgess Shale is a little (3.5 cm long) creature called Hallucigenia, which has been the subject of considerable controversy for several decades. Now, researchers, Martin Smith and Javier Ortega-Hernandez from the Department of Earth Sciences have reinvestigated this strange creature and its relationship to other animals.




Jul 30, 2014

A new project is underway at Cambridge’s oldest museum, the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. Funding from Arts Council England’s ‘Designation Development Fund’ is enabling the Museum to make some of its most historically important specimens available to visitors for the first time as high-quality, interactive digital 3D objects.



Jun 17, 2014

The discovery of over 100 fossils of a tiny extinct creature called Metaspriggina from Cambrian age strata, between 500 and 515 million years old and exposed in a number of localities across North America, is helping to clarify our understanding of early fish evolution.



May 23, 2014

A geologically distinctive cobblestone in the Old Court, Clare College in the University of Cambridge has recently been engraved with the initials CLF and relaid in the courtyard. The initials belong to the late Dr Colin Forbes, onetime curator of the University’s Sedgwick Museum.


May 6, 2014

The Round Church or Holy Sepulchre, as it should be called, is a famous Cambridge church, renowned for its antiquity, visual appeal and unusual circular form. Dating from around 1130, the Round Church is one of the oldest buildings in Cambridge and is modeled on the 4th century Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem built by the Roman Emperor Constantine.



Apr 16, 2014


– ‘eclectic and wondrous’ Daily Telegraph

Luckily for Cambridge, the hugely successful Discoveries exhibition, which has been attracting very favourable reviews and crowds of people to 2 Temple Place in London is coming to Cambridge. The London viewing of this display of ‘Art, Science and Exploration from the University of Cambridge Museums’ comes to an end on 27th April but then opens again in the Fitzwilliam Museum from 27 May to 27 July.




Jan 31, 2014

The Sedgwick Museum currently has several high profile objects being exhibited as part of the joint University Cambridge Museums exhibition 'Discoveries' at Two Temple Place, London. Included in the display are an ichthyosaur specimen collected by Mary Anning and items from the founding Woodwardian collection accompanied by the original publication of hand drawn illustrations of Agostino Scilla.





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