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Department of History and Philosophy of Science

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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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Exploring Deep History

Our current book display stems from a generous donation of books and prints from Professor Martin Rudwick, affiliate of the Department of HPS and leading expert in the history of the earth. The items on view reflect the unearthing of the “deep history” of our world, and the recognition that this history was far longer and more complex than previously imagined.

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Whipple Library bags

Jun 02, 2017

Our Whipple Library canvas bags cut a dash and will remind you of happy times spent here (we hope). Don't leave Cambridge without one - £4.50 from the Library desk!

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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