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The latest news and views from Gladstone's Library.
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Tuesday, 05th November 2013
Library Intern, Jamie Stokes, takes us through a new task at the Library and sheds light upon one of the lesser known trinkets of the Library: 'The Paraphrase of Erasmus', translated by Queen Mary
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Wednesday, 30th October 2013
I am over half way through my residency at Gladstones and my public events are all over. I have decided what I want to achieve before I leave on 24th October. So what have I been up to while I have be
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Wednesday, 23rd October 2013
Writer-in-Residence, Angela Topping reminisces about her time spent in libraries, from ours to those of her childhood. In sharing her thoughts over the past two weeks, she presents a case for the Libr
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Friday, 18th October 2013
Our most recent Writer-in-Residence talks education, poetry and children. She expands upon themes to be discussed over the course of her stay with us and presents her own impassioned views of the situ
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Wednesday, 09th October 2013
The newest addition to our team, Sin Morgan, writes about her experiences settling into life at the Library as an Intern. She tells us about life behind the scenes after dark and a little about hersel
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Tuesday, 08th October 2013
Jamie Stokes, Library Intern at Gladstone's Library, tells of a book he found buried in the Annex of the Library.
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Wednesday, 02nd October 2013
Muriel Maufroy reviews John L. Esposito and Dalia Mogahed's intriguing collaboration 'Who Speaks for Islam' and shares her interpretations of the book and its teachings with relation to co
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Friday, 20th September 2013
Vanessa Gebbie, Writer-in-Residence at Gladstone's Library, explains how in finding a seat in which to work she found inspiration.
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Wednesday, 11th September 2013
Writer-in-residence Vanessa Gebbie talks about her experience at GladFest and her time at the Library.
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Tuesday, 03rd September 2013Not content with a whole month in this lovely place, I decided to have a week here busily engaged in learning Welsh, before my residency officially began. Thus it was that the intrepid Mr Gebbie and I
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Friday, 30th August 2013
Gladstone's Library are delighted to announce the results of our very first creative writing prize, launched to celebrate short and flash fiction. Writers from all over the world entered original
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Wednesday, 21st August 2013The first weekend of July saw an eclectic mix of doctoral students, early career scholars, and permanent post holders, from a range of institutions across the UK and the USA, converge on Gladstones Li
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Tuesday, 06th August 2013
You never know what you might discover when looking through the shelves of Gladstones Library. In the room which contains the whole collection of the books Gladstone originally donated over 30,000 v
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Friday, 26th July 2013
Greg Garrett writes about his current stay at Gladstone's Library, what the library means to him, why he keeps coming back, and what he does here!
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Wednesday, 24th July 2013Gladstones Library welcomed Professor A.C. Grayling to the Library as part of its Founders Day celebrations this month. As part of the days events he gave a lecture on The necessity of a liberal educa
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Wednesday, 10th July 2013
The title is certainly intriguing. Intriguing too is the fact that Gladstone clearly read this autobiography (the author remains anonymous) carefully, as attested by his many pencil written annotation
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Friday, 28th June 2013The usefulness of books constantly changes over time. While library buildings remain fixed as permanent structures, the collection of books within them are always in a state of flux. Reorganising lib
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Monday, 24th June 2013
That different people may at times hold completely opposite opinions on a specific subject, appealing in both cases to large audiences, is strikingly evident to anyone browsing through the shelves of
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Monday, 10th June 2013
Gladstones Library is certainly not short of history books, especially when it comes to the Victorian era. However, history is inevitably the view of the past that someone holds which causes their vie
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Tuesday, 04th June 2013
Liam Cookson, a work-based learning student from the University of Chester, has been working in the library for five weeks. While on placement, Liam was able to attend a workshop offered by the Flints
by Elizabeth Newmarch | Monday, 03rd June 2013
The range of subjects Gladstone was interested in never ceases to astonish me. Whilst in Gladstones Library, I recently stumbled upon a little thin book with an unusual cover three horizontal bands