Age 11+

Here you can find out about women and men in Cambridge with exceptional stories, that helped them make a mark in our city and our museum. You can read about them, and come to the museum to see some of the objects that played a role in their lives.
In each text, you’ll find pop-up dialogue bubbles that will tell you more about particular things. You’ll also find activities at the end of each text.

Elizabeth Woodcock, Miraculous Survival After Being Buried in Snow For EIGHT DAYS (1799)

Charles “The Cambridge Wonder” Rowell, ‘Long Distance Champion of the World’

Eglantyne Jebb, Founder of Save The Children

Annie Carnegie-Brown (1891-1981), Cambridge’s First Policewoman and WW2 Spycatcher

Francis Williams and The Mystery of the First Black Student at Cambridge University

Millicent Fawcett, Forgotten Hero of the Women’s Suffragist Movement

Alexander Crummell: The pioneering African American minister and abolitionist who studied at Cambridge

Here is a list of sources that our volunteers have used to research this.