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Thresholds Project



'Thresholds' was a poetry project supported by the University of Cambridge, Arts Council England, Cambridge City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council. The Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, invited ten poets to take part in series of residencies at museums and collections in the University of Cambridge in the spring of 2013, and each poet spent time exploring their institution's collection and working with members of staff and with young people from schools in Cambridgeshire. The ten poets were also commissioned to write a new poem informed and inspired by the collections. The project was co-ordinated in Cambridge by Helen Taylor.

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Thresholds Project Poetry Archive

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10043
Scope and Contents

Drafts and copies of the poems commissioned for the Thresholds Project, together with other poems produced during the residencies, and related items. The participating poets were supplied with 'Thresholds' notebooks, some of which form part of the collection.

Dates: 2013-2014
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (