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Activities of the Club over time

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Menu for 1906 Sedgwick Club Dinner, side one of two. Note that the Sedgwick Club establishment date is mistakenly written as 1881. (Sedgwick Museum: SGWC_02_03_01)
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Menu for 1906 Sedgwick Club Dinner, side two of two. The food items listed have been given appropriate names! (Sedgwick Museum: SGWC_02_03_01)
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Photograph from a field excursion to Criccieth, Wales in 1924. (Sedgwick Museum: SGWC_02_02_19)
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Photograph of Cecil Edgar Tilley during the 1924 Criccieth field trip. (Sedgwick Museum: SGWC_02_02_19)
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Photograph of students during a 1925 mapping course. (Sedgwick Museum: SGWC_04_01)
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Side one of two of a letter from John Edward Marr, Woodwardian Professor of Geology at the University of Cambridge. (Sedgwick Museum: SGWC_01_01_14_170A)
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Side two of two of a letter from John Edward Marr, Woodwardian Professor of Geology at the University of Cambridge. (Sedgwick Museum: SGWC_01_01_14_170B)
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Itinerary and kit-list for a field excursion in 1936 to the Lake District. (Sedgwick Museum: SGWC_02)
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Itinerary and kit-list for a field excursion in 1953 to Church Stretton. (Sedgwick Museum: SGWC_02)
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Throughout its history, many events such as dinners, field trips, and other social events have been organised and hence recorded by the Sedgwick Club. Whilst the Club no longer has an annual dinner, the field excursions are now replaced with a social escape through the Magical Mystery Tour.

Another anecdote from the 1924 Criccieth trip: On recrossing the road the welcome word " LUNCH " was spoken, after which several of the party amused themselves, and others by target practice with hammers at an empty beer bottle.

By embracing the duality of the social and science sides of the Sedgwick Club as our past members have, we hope to encourage undergraduates taking Natural Sciences at Cambridge to enjoy and further explore Earth Sciences.

Notable members of the Club

Distinguished members include (not all can be mentioned here!): Dr JE Marr - famous for his work on the Lake District; Dr Tom McKenny Hughes - supervised the building of the Sedgwick Museum; Dr Alfred Harker - a petrologist who started the Harker Collection of Rocks and Minerals held in the museum; Prof WW Watts - President of Imperial University of Science and Technology 1934-1936, Sir David Attenborough, and many more!

Members of the Department of Earth Sciences were often undergraduates at Cambridge: a fun game to often play is to visit the Photograph corridor in the Department and spot-the-lecturer!


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