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Interview: Nicholas Draper on Remembering Slavery

by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 28th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Nicholas Draper is Director of the new Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership at UCL. Prior to this he was Co-director of the recent Structure and Significance of British Caribbean Slave-ownership 1763-1833 project, and was a founder member of its precursor, the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project (2009-2012).

    Easter fun at Gladstone's Library!

    by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 28th March 2017 | 0 Comments

    Sunshine-yellow daffodils are in full bloom which means that the milder weather is on its way! It also signifies the coming of Easter and as such, our annual Easter Craft Fair which takes place in our beautiful Grade-I listed building 10.30am – 4pm on Saturday, 15th April and is completely free to attend.

      Stay and study with us on a residential course

      by Amy Sumner | Monday, 20th March 2017 | 0 Comments

      Gladstone's Library is a haven for reading, learning and conversing. Silent study spaces and more lively communal areas in our truly unique setting allow you to make the most of your time with us in whichever way you choose.

        The Swiss Intern

        by Amy Sumner | Monday, 20th March 2017 | 0 Comments

        My name is Jennifer, I’m 22 years old and I’m the current Swiss intern at Gladstone’s Library. But how did somebody from Switzerland get to work here? Long story...

        April Jelly Day announced!

        by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 09th March 2017 | 0 Comments

        We were overwhelmed with the attendance and the positive feedback we received following our February and March Jelly Days. It was wonderful to see so many people working, meeting new people and really making the most of the Library space.

          The Treasures of Closed Access: Samuel Wesley’s Life of Christ

          by Amy Sumner | Monday, 27th February 2017 | 0 Comments

          The Closed Access section of the Reading Rooms contains some of the Library’s oldest and rarest literary works and collections. It includes about 15 Incunabula, texts printed between 1450 and 1501, as well as a collection of books once owned by the Glynne family, of whom Catherine, William Gladstone’s wife, was a member.

          One of the books housed in Closed Access is Samuel Wesley’s The Life of our blessed Lord & Saviour. An Heroic Poem.

            Key Strokes: Writer as Swimmer by William Atkins

            by Amy Sumner | Monday, 27th February 2017 | 0 Comments

            I’ve always been interested in the relationship between the work of the mind and that of the body, how one can influence the other, and the extent to which the physical overlaps with the mental: How the reservoir of one kind of energy seeps into or draws upon the other.

              WIN Sunday Lunch for two as part of Wales Year of Legends!

              by Amy Sumner | Friday, 24th February 2017 | 0 Comments

              In 2017 Wales is celebrating its epic past, present and future. 

              Yes, Wales is an ancient landscape, with thousands of years of history and myth. It’s a land of majestic mountains and mighty skies, fringed with an impressive coastline. But it’s also an epic land of thinking and high adventure. Everywhere you go, there are innovative ideas, in ancient places.

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