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Museum directors discuss the nature of discovery

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On Tuesday 10 June the Fitzwilliam will be hosting an evening panel discussion with five directors from the University of Cambridge Museums. Paul Brakefield from the Museum of Zoology, Beverly Glover from Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Tim Knox from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Heather Lane from the Polar Museum, Robin Osborne from the Museum of Classical Archaeology, Josh Nall from The Whipple Museum of the History of Science, and Nick Thomas from the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology will all be speaking at the event celebrating the Discoveries exhibition in Cambridge.

Together they will they debate how differing notions and meanings of ‘discovery’ have enriched our understanding of the world and inspired the creation of their extraordinary collections.

After the discussion visitors will be invited to see the exhibition after hours until 20.00.

The event is part of Universities Week, where universities across the UK invite everyone to be inspired, get involved and discover the work that they are doing. Universities Week has been going since 2010 and this year is being run by Universities UK with Research Councils UK, the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement.

Tickets for panel discussion The Nature of Discovery are £5, to book call 01223 332904 or email education@fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk .

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