A downloadable, nine-page resource, including icebreakers and exercises on the themes of cosmography and evolution, with stimulus pieces by Darwin and Tennyson. From the digital archive of the Cambridge University Library.
Over the course of six centuries, Cambridge University Library’s collections have grown from a few dozen volumes into one of the world’s great libraries, with an extraordinary accumulation of material.
The collections cover every conceivable aspect of human endeavour, spanning most of the world’s cultural traditions. The archive includes a Sanskrit collection, a Spanish chapbooks collection, and notebooks belonging to Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking, among others.
This nine-page resource was written by First Story writer Anthony Cartwright. It was specially commissioned to mark First Story’s three-year partnership with Cambridge University and the BBC Young Writers’ Award.
The workshops follow a template where scientific texts are paired with creative or literary texts, in order to create new ideas and pieces of work.