Event: Euclidean Collections Close Up

This is a past event

As part of Oxford University's Seeing Euclid project, the University of Aberdeen was invited to become part of a Euclidean network of Special Collections and Libraries showcasing their own rare, pre-1700, annotated copies of Euclid's Elements. Join us for a rare glimpse inside three rare copies of Euclid's 'Elements'.

The University of Aberdeen's Special Collections contains a number of unique and beautiful mathematical texts and Rare Books curator, Jane Pirie, has selected three particularly important copies of Euclid's 'Elements' to feature in a facsimile display that will be on show outside the Reading Room on the lower ground floor of the Library throughout the summer.

On Thursday 28th June, there will be a rare opportunity to see the actual books at a special "Euclidean Collections Close Up" event.

Drop into the Special Collections Seminar Room, opposite the Reading Room on the lower Ground Floor of the Library between 1-2.30pm.

This event is FREE and open to all.


For more about the Euclid network visit Seeing Euclid


Hosted by
Special Collections Centre, University of Aberdeen
The Sir Duncan Rice Library

For details, email scc.events@abdn.ac.uk

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