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Cambridge University Library is a legal deposit library, meaning that it is entitled to claim a copy of every publication in printed form published in the UK and Ireland. Almost all of this material is claimed and can be consulted in the Library. It also holds extensive collections of books, journals, maps, microfilms, photographs and sound recordings published overseas and has extensive special collections of rare books, manuscripts, and other materials.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 9.00-19.00 (22.00 in full Easter Term), and 9.00-17.00 on Saturdays. The Library is closed on Sundays and for Christmas and Easter (see opening hours page for details).

Admission charges

Private and business researchers may apply to use the Library for reference if their research requires access to materials held at the University Library. Please note that researchers wishing to access the University Library must be aged 18 years or over.
A £10 administration charge for 6 months applies to applicants from non-UK universities and the public.

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Solomon Schechter

Cluescape: Solomon Schechter & the Chamber of Secrets

  • 17 May 2017 6-6:50pm, 8-8:50pm
  • 19 May 2017 6-6:50pm, 8-8:50pm
Sorry, fully booked

UPDATE: Tickets to this event have now sold out.

Dr Solomon Schechter sits with his head in his hands. His travels in Egypt and the procurement of the precious Genizah in the past few months has been both exciting and exhausting. His quest to uncover the secrets of the Genizah has left him weary. And the good doctor has found that he now carries with him his own secrets...

The Genizah collection has occupied a place of honour among the literary treasures of the University of Cambridge for more than a century. Scholars are still uncovering important historical insights and meaning.

You and your colleagues are a team of conservators working on the preservation and exploration of this priceless collection. One day, whilst at work, you suddenly discover a secret vault and room adjacent to the original depository….

During this 50 minute escape game you will come to realise that there is more to the collection than first thought. You are about to discover the great secret that Dr Schechter kept hidden within his precious haul. Yet it's a race against time - your academic rivals are dangerously close to also uncovering Dr Schechter‘s great mystery. Dr Schechter has given you a head start, can you solve the puzzles and crack the clues he set over one hundred years ago to unearth the secrets of the Chamber?

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 7-10


£30 per team (teams of 2 to 8 players).


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