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Gladfest is looking for volunteers!

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 10th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Gladstone’s Library has a thriving volunteer programme. Volunteers work in the Reading Rooms, help give tours, and tend to the gardens. Volunteers help us extend our team and broaden our skills.



    Gladfest interview: Miranda Kaufmann

    by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 01st August 2018 | 0 Comments

    Miranda Kaufmann is the author of Black Tudors: The Untold Story, and one of the wonderful guests joining us for Gladfest 2018. With just a month to go until the festival, we caught up with Miranda to find out what to expect from her new work, as well as glimpses into her writing life.


      Gladfest interview: Joanna Cannon

      by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 17th July 2018 | 0 Comments

      In the run-up to Gladfest 2018, we caught up with author Joanna Cannon to discuss her latest book Three Things About Elsie as well as her favourite reading memories and top tips for thriving in the world of publishing!


        Winning architects of Gladstone’s Library RIBA competition announced!

        by Amy Sumner | Monday, 16th July 2018 | 0 Comments

        The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is pleased to announce that Caruso St John have won the competition to design a prestigious new building for Gladstone’s Library in North Wales and redevelop the existing Grade I listed library and its landscape.


          A Gladstone’s mystery: solved

          by Amy Sumner | Friday, 06th July 2018 | 0 Comments

          Have you ever wondered what the above symbol is? We use it everywhere - on our website, on our social media, our merchandise, even our business cards – it has, in time, become the symbol for Gladstone’s Library. But what exactly is it a symbol for? Where does it come from and what does it mean?


            Rev Malcolm MacColl and ‘the noblest man whom I ever knew’

            by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 05th July 2018 | 0 Comments

            We, the team at Gladstone’s Library, often come across little things in the library and archives that offer intrigue; especially since some of us are still new here! The library is over 100 years old so there are bound to be secrets to explore! One such occasion, for me, was the inscription in the Theology Room (one of our Reading Rooms), and the declaration of ‘undying affection’ for our founder, William Ewart Gladstone...


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