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Christmas Craft Fair - 30 Nov

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Exploring Mindfulness - 25 Oct

Co-ordinated by Avril Robarts, this exploration is for anyone interested, whether already practicing mindfulness or not. There is no focus on any particular belief or philosophy, just an exploration of techniques and a sharing of ideas. ..
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Fun Palaces - 04 Oct

Stories, poetry, creative writing, mystery plays, storytelling marathon and Consequences with a Twist... it must be Fun Palaces at Gladstone's Library. ..
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What's happening at Gladstone's Library

At  Gladstone's Library, we have an evolving programme of courses and events that keep us connected with a wide range of writers and thinkers – see our programme brochure for full details and below to see some of the highlights coming up soon.

Have you seen our aerial video courtesy of Skyquad? This incredible video shows the exterior of Gladstone's Library in all its glory. Enjoy!

We hope that you didn't miss our Warden, Peter Francis on Radio 4 Midweek where he spoke about our favourite 'health spa of the mind' with Sir Richard Eyre, Andrew Fusek Peters, Abbie Ross and Libby Purves. If you did, don't worry we have a link to it here.


Join us for a micro literary festival where you can choose the events that you would like to attend, have dinner with Gladstone’s writers in residence and then gather round the hearth for stimulating and entertaining conversation.

Be prepared to be enthralled and informed.  

To find out more click here.

Christmas lunches at Gladstone's Library

Our Christmas lunches will begin on November 30. 

Served every day from 12-2pm, with a choice of two courses for £14 or three courses for just £17.

All served with filter coffee and mince pie. 

Please note Christmas lunches will run up until December 18. 

All Christmas lunches must be booked in advance by calling 01244 532350 or by email

 Gladstone’s Library is one of a kind – a residential meeting place dedicated to dialogue, debate and learning for open-minded individuals and groups who are looking to explore pressing questions as well as to pursue study and research in an age of distraction and easy solutions.


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Book Afternoon Tea at our Food for Thought coffee shop. Available Monday to Friday from 3pm to 4pm
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Sophia has watched over the library since 2010. Find out more about her here:
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Come and catch a Glimpse of the library at 12pm, 2pm or 4pm, and find out more about the Grand Old Man.
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