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Exhibitions

The following list details current, forthcoming, and past exhibitions held in the Library. These are usually displayed in the Library Exhibition Area located between the Old Library and the Working Library (on entering the Working Library turn left and walk through the reference section and periodicals area). The Exhibition Area is open to visitors Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

Please note that these details are provisional and may be subject to alteration.

Current exhibitions

19/06/2017 - 22/09/2017

From ‘bagging’ Munros in Scotland to sheep farming in New Zealand, Johnians have explored and experienced a great deal of what the world has to offer. Whilst some of these experiences and...

Future exhibitions

Crucifixion scene, from f.35v of MS C.9, Irish Psalter. 10th-11th century.
08/09/2017

This exhibition brings together some of the most spectacular items in the College's collections, treasured for their beauty, historic value, uniqueness, fascinating content and personal...

Crucifixion scene, from f.35v of MS C.9, Irish Psalter. 10th-11th century.
09/09/2017

This exhibition brings together some of the most spectacular items in the College's collections, treasured for their beauty, historic value, uniqueness, fascinating content and personal...

02/10/2017 - 21/12/2017

The exhibition runs in the Library Exhibition Area from 2 October to 21 December, and is open to the public Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (...

Online exhibitions

A series of exhibitions take place in the College Archive Centre every term, and they are displayed below as 'virtual exhibitions' for those who were not able to attend.

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An unhappy student taking a University exam.

A diary of a 19th century undergraduate, which provides a rare insight into the life of a Cambridge student, is among the items going on public display at St John’s College this...

The Good House-wife made a Doctor (1691)

This is an online version of the exhibition held in the Library Exhibition Area until October 2014.

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