Library and Archive Centre open to the public

EM Forster

EM Forster

The Library is opening its doors to the public this Friday (13 September) as part of Open Cambridge 2013.

An exhibition staged jointly by the Library and Modern Archives will showcase papers, books, scores, photographs and other documents relating to EM Forster, Benjamin Britten and Jane Austen.

This year marks important anniversaries for all three figures. It is the centenary of Britten's birth and of Forster's writing of Maurice (the 1987 screen adaptation of which was partially filmed at King's), and the bicentenary of the publication of Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The exhibition will also focus on Britten's opera Billy Budd, a collaboration with Forster.

The Library will be open to visitors from 10.30am-4pm. All are welcome and no advance booking is required.

For more events this weekend see the Open Cambridge website.

9 September 2013