A new exhibition will be opening in November, exploring entomology, in the historic collections at Queens College. The display was curated by Emma Sibbald (Rare Books Curator) with Prof David Sattelle. Exhibits include works by notable scientists and natural philosophers, such as Carl Linnaeus, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Francesco Redi and many more. By tracing the history of humanity’s fascination with the miniature worlds of insects in Queens historic print collections, we can observe a variety of cultural, political, and scientific developments from the Renaissance to the present day.
Visitors from the Department are very welcome. The Porters and Visitor Liaison will be aware of the exhibition, so visitors to the exhibition should come through the College into Old Court and enter through the War Memorial Library (student library) accessed via the passage beneath the sundial. There will be a sign on the door to direct visitors. Bags and coats can be left before walking upstairs and through the connecting door to the beautiful Old Library.