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Definition: unusual, exciting and daring experience
...excitement arising from or associated with danger or risk


Latin advenire or adventare 'to arrive'; Latin adventurus 'about to happen'

[Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 2007]

The biographies grouped under this theme explore adventures in love, the 'House of Silence' and nineteenth century Fiji. Who owned the Fitzwilliam Museum's magnificent collection of arms and armour before it came to Cambridge in 1933?