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Sandra Freshney

Sandra Freshney


Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Brighton Building
Madingley Road

Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 765717


I studied History as an undergraduate at University of East Anglia (2000-2003) specialising in the History of Medicine. I worked at the Churchill Archives Centre (2004-2008) as an Archives Assistant whilst also studying for my Masters in Archives and Records Management (UCL, 2006-2008). Since qualifying I have worked at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), Birkbeck College Library London, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, and the Levehulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Science.  I live in Cambridge with my husband Jon, a senior test engineer, and our two cats, Samson and Angel.

Research Interests

The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences first professional Archivist (from May 2014). Responsible for archive management of the collections - access, description, preservation and outreach.  Interests in scientific records and data, outreach, preservation training, and volunteer management.  I co-established an informal UCM (University of Cambridge Museums) Archive group in 2013.