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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

'Survivors' by Bernadette Schramm (2016 Winner, Photographs of College Life)
04/05/2017 - 14/06/2017

Entries to the College's annual Art and Photography Competition will be on display in the Library Exhibition Area from 4th May, for the duration of the Easter term.

The competition is open...

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.