Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Milton Exhibit at Cambridge

To mark the 400th anniversary of John Milton's birth, the Cambridge University Library has mounted a major exhibit, "Living at This Hour: John Milton 1608-2008." "As part of a nationwide programme of events to mark his life and works, the University Library will be exhibiting unique manuscripts and rare printed texts to illustrate his influence on contemporary and modern politics, literature, art and language. Amongst the exhibits are a selection of documents from the University Archives tracing his academic progress; a first edition of his plea for the liberty of the press, the 'Areopagitica'; and beautiful modern fine press editions of his shorter poems."

The exhibition runs from 15 January to 12 July 2008 (closed 21-24 March inclusive). Admission is free. For details of other events in Cambridge to mark the quatercentenary, see http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/milton400/.

I don't expect I'll get to see the real show, but the web version is quite nicely done.

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