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Winners in Life's Race

Arabella Buckley, Winners in Life's Race, featured on the Whipple Library Books Blog.

The Whipple Library was founded on the gift of Robert Stewart Whipple of his rare scientific books to the University in 1944, and is the largest specialist library in the history and philosophy of science and medicine in the UK. It functions as the Departmental Library and provides the basis for research and teaching at both undergraduate and graduate level.

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02 April 2014

Skulls in print
Our current book display, curated by James Poskett, examines the publication history of Samuel Morton's Crania Americana. Watch and listen to James talking more about his research here:
Skulls in print: scientific racism in the transatlantic world

04 March 2014

Opening hours
Evening opening (until 7pm) continues until Thursday 13 March (inclusive). We will close at 5.30pm on Friday 14, and from Monday 17 March we will revert to normal vacation opening hours: Mon–Fri, 9.15–5.00pm. We remain open throughout the vacation, except on Friday 18 and Monday 21 April on account of Easter.

Online exhibitions

November 2012

Bernard Hollander

Know thyself: phrenology in the Whipple Library
A selection of books on phrenology from the Whipple Library's collection.