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/



Nov 7, 2017

Dr Elizabeth Harper has been appointed Acting Director of the Sedgwick Museum following the retirement of Dr Ken McNamara.


Oct 30, 2017

Celebrating 100 years since John Edward Marr (1857-1933) became the 9th Woodwardian Professor, Monday 30th October: Visit our online Archive gallery