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Samuel Pepys and the library of John Dee
A guest post from the Pepys Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge explores books and manuscripts owned and written by John Dee and Samuel Pepys.
8 April 2016
Archive and historical library collections
The RCP's library and archives collections contain sources on developments in medicine and many other branches of learning as they happened over the last five centuries.
20 July 2015
The lost library of John Dee
The Royal College of Physicians library holds more than 100 volumes stolen from John Dee during his lifetime, the largest single collection of Dee’s books in the world.
14 December 2015
Exhibiting the lost library of John Dee
A new exhibition at the RCP opens on 18 January 2016. It explores the life and work of the Elizabethan mathematician and astrologer John Dee through annotated books from his library.
15 January 2016
The mystical objects of John Dee
A guest post from the Science Museum explores mystical objects associated with John Dee, the subject of a current RCP exhibition.
15 April 2016
A work by John Dee in Cambridge
A guest post from Cambridge University Library explores a book written by John Dee and owned by various figures from English history.
22 April 2016
‘Rapt in secret studies’: was Shakespeare’s Prospero inspired by John Dee?
Exploring how Elizabethan mathematician, astrologer and book collector John Dee inspired the sorcerer Prospero from Shakespeare’s play The Tempest.
22 April 2016
Code making and code breaking: John Dee and the art of cryptography
Renaissance polymath John Dee had many interests including cryptography, the art and science of making and breaking codes. Among the books once owned by Dee now in the RCP library is a copy of a cryptographic treatise by Johann Trithemius.
6 May 2016