Resources & Links

For general information about Archives and how to use them in your research visit the following website. http://archiveshub.ac.uk/guides/usingarchives/

Resources for locating Archives and finding aids in the UK

Discovery
Locating Archives across the UK and access to online finding aids NB: formerly known as the National Register of Archives (NRA).
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/advanced-search

Archives HUB
A gateway to thousands of the UK’s richest archives (catalogues) in UK Universities and Colleges, representing over 180 institutions across the country. https://archiveshub.jisc.ac.uk/

Archive Collections in Cambridge
Janus web server includes numerous collection level descriptions and catalogues of collections held at Cambridge University Archive repositories and other local institutions.
http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=Webpages/Public/about

Archive Collections in London and the M25 area
http://www.aim25.ac.uk/index.stm.

Biographical Resources

Please note that some of these may only be accessible via your local library provider and/or by purchasing a license. Please see the websites for further information.

Whos Who
Biographies of over 30,000 noteworthy and influential people from the UK and beyond.
http://www.ukwhoswho.com/

Dictionary of National Biography (DNB)
Illustrated collection of more than 57,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain's past.
http://www.oxforddnb.com/

Cambridge University Alumni Database (1200-1900)
Biographical details of everyone who has been identified as being academically associated with the University of Cambridge, covering the period approximately from 1200 to 1900.
http://venn.lib.cam.ac.uk/Documents/acad/search.html
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=3997

Other Links:

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
http://www.esc.cam.ac.uk/

Friends of the Sedgwick Museum
http://www.friendsofsedgwickmuseum.com/

Isaac Newton Trust
http://www.newtontrust.cam.ac.uk/



Dec 20, 2018

How do you get thirty-six 8-11yr olds excited about science in museums? Give them a ‘crime scene’ and skills to solve the crime.


Dec 1, 2018

Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated expedition to the North-West Passage has often been in the news ever since he left England on the 19th May, 1845 never to return. Successive searches throughout the 19th century eventually found artefacts and human remains. But it was not until 2014 the wreck of Franklin’s ship, HMS Erebus was found and two years later the wreck of HMS Terror. Now the extraordinary story of HMS Erebus is receiving new publicity thanks to the publication of Michael Palin’s new book – ‘Erebus : the story of a ship’. Whilst the earliest searches did not find any traces of Franklin and his crew, one of them, led by Captain Kellett did find a superb mammoth tusk, which is now part of the Sedgwick Museum’s Ice Age display.