The Unveiled Cambridge Library Tower
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 817 , Segment 6
Episode: Venezuela Re-elects Maduro, Getting the Brain Tingles, Unveiling the Cambridge Library Tower
- May 22, 2018 11:00 pm
- 17:21 mins
Guest: Mark Purcell, Deputy Director, Research Collections at the University Library at the University of Cambridge Most countries have a law that requires at least one copy of every book that’s published in the country to be sent to a central archive. In America, that place is the Library of Congress. In England, there are several libraries that get a copy – one of them is at Cambridge University. And if you’ve ever visited Cambridge you’ve seen the tower that looms over campus – that 17-story tower is where the library has stashed many of those books. It’s been off-limits to the public and rather mysterious for many years. But all summer long, Cambridge Library staff will offer weekly guided tours. They’re calling the exhibit “Tall Tales: Secrets of the Tower.” If you’re headed to the UK this year, “Tall Tales: Secrets of the Tower” is open until the end of October. Take a virtual tour here.