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Stories of Ageing / New Discoveries from the Cole Library

Collections Research Network: Stories of Ageing / New Discoveries from the Cole Library

A book collector and bibliophile from his schooldays until his death, Francis Joseph Cole (1872-1959) amassed a huge library of around 8000 volumes of books and scientific papers, from earliest times to the present day. As Professor of Zoology at the University of Reading, Cole founded the Cole Museum of Zoology and used his magnificent library of works on the history of early medicine, zoology, comparative anatomy and reproductive physiology for teaching and research.

Three hundred significant titles have now been made available for the first time, thanks to funding for cataloguing from the Collections Project. These include works by Hunter, Perrault and Severino and can be viewed in a pop-up exhibition at Special Collections, on Wednesday 4 March, 2-4 pm.

We will be joined by Andrew Mangham and Kate Mattacks to tell us about their Stories of Ageing: Patient Experience and Patient Care project, with a talk and a workshop.


4 March 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Museum of English Rural Life (The MERL)
Redlands Road
Reading, RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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