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Welcome to the Whipple Library

The Whipple Library is the subject specialist library for the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in the University of Cambridge.

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"It is not difficult to define a BIRD": ornithological related postcards and books

Our current book display features a selection of books on ornithological topics, ranging from the ancient work of Aristotle though to the 19th century natural history of J.G. Wood and beyond. It is interspersed with postcards of birds. It can be viewed during normal Library opening hours on Level 1, or through our virtual exhibition...

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Planning successful research trips

May 10, 2017

Informal brown-bag session offering advice on planning a successful research trip - Tuesday 23 May, 1-2pm HPS Board Room. Graduate students in all arts, humanities and social science areas welcome.

Coming soon

May 10, 2017

Our next book display, 'Staging the History of Science: an exhibit in three acts', will launch with a special event on Thursday 1 June. Find out more...

Look after yourself this term

May 10, 2017

Bottled water is fine in the Library, and will help keep you hydrated and alert while you're working, but please don't bring in other drinks or any food. Please read on to see why...

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