Lines of Thought

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Today my husband had two more Addenbrookes hospital appointments, both in the morning so lunch in the University Centre was in order. As we boarded the bus, at the hospital, to go into town, his mobile rang, it was the hospital to say that his appointment, which had been cancelled for yesterday (6 July), could be rebooked for the morning (8 July) at 0900 hours if he was able to attend at this short notice, so another Addenbrookes appointment tomorrow. My nail appointment had to be cancelled and my Ocado order delivery time changed so that I can drive him. I am getting slightly fed-up with visiting Cambridge (six days out of the last eight for various reasons, so it is likely that we will come straight home, although it is possible that a visit to Scotsdales Garden Centre might be in order!

After lunch we went to the ‘Lines of Thought’ exhibition, which is on at the Cambridge University Library. There will be several exhibitions, spanning hundreds of years, the first two are free, although I do not know what the charge will be for the rest. It was a very interesting exhibition, some more so than others, with old manuscripts written in Latin on display as well as other interesting books and articles relating to Newton, Franklin, Watson and Crick, Darwin and many more. I particularly liked one of the documents, which Darwin had produced his notes on, he had ten children, which I did not know and he gave some of his notes for his children to draw on the back; one was on display.

Today’s picture is of the poster on the outside wall of the Library, photographs are allowed, provided flash is not used, but I did not take any. The exhibition was cool and air conditioned, with dimmed lights, in order not to destroy the documents. They have disabled access and toilets.

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