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The latest news and views from Gladstone's Library.
by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 26th November 2014
Eight of the world’s most exciting writers will spend up to a month at Britain’s only residential and Prime Ministerial library, as part of Gladstone’s Library’s increasingly competitive Writer-in-Residence scheme.
by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 06th November 2014
Within the first month of my internship, Siân (one of the previous interns) had embarked upon a day-long bookbinding course. Although I’d spent much of my life around books, as silly as it seems, the thought had never occurred to me that some books were made by human hands. I rather expected all books nowadays to be stamped into existence by a great, clunking, efficient machine. I thought that hand-bound books belonged to the centuries before industry charged into towns and cities and made flesh hands idle and cold metal grind.
by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 15th October 2014
This is a rare opportunity to join the successful intern programme at Gladstone’s Library. We are proud to say that almost all previous interns have, as a direct result of their experience here,
by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 24th September 2014
TWO 19th century institutions located on opposite sides ‘of the pond’ have signed an historic agreement.Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden, North Wales and Virginia Theological Semi
by Amy Sumner | Friday, 22nd August 2014
During my month at the Library I became fascinated by what draws us to the places we choose to work. I was lucky enough to be able to use the same desk in the History Room all month. It was lovely t
by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 21st August 2014
The winners have been announced for the 2014 Gladstone’s Library Mystery Lady Writing Competition.Now in its second year, the competition is inspired by the portrait of an unnamed lady whic
by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 29th July 2014The shortlist for our 2015 Writers in Residence programme has been announced.Now in its fourth year, the prize was established by Gladstone’s Library in association with Damian Barr (salonie
by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 08th July 2014
I like the motto on the orange pencils (made out of CD cases) which you can buy at Reception. I couldn’t believe my luck at getting a chance to try. I’d half-wondered if it was the prose
by Amy Sumner | Friday, 04th July 2014Seb Harris has been at the Library for the past week for work experience. Now he looks back on his week with us.I chose Gladstone’s Library for my work experience for one specific reason:
by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 15th May 2014
Sin Morgan discusses romance in Jane Eyre, ahead of tomorrow night's Museums at Night.
by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 15th May 2014
Gary Butler unravels the covert messages of Roland Barthes' epic structuralist commentary 'A Lover's Discourse', a book in which "disasters of language can befall anyone in love
by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 13th May 2014
Ceri Williams explores romantic display in Daphne Du Maurier's 'Rebbeca'.
by Amy Sumner | Monday, 21st April 2014
Ceri Williams, renowned library intern and sleuth, unveils some of the scandals and secrets she has uncovered while working with the Glynne-Gladstone Correspondence.
by Amy Sumner | Friday, 04th April 2014
Gladstone's Library has been playing host to a special guest these past three months, Irene Marin has joined us from Barcelona as our newest intern. In this blog post she writes about the experien
by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 01st April 2014
Martha Watson has been at Gladstone's for three months. Now, on the morning she leaves, is her parting message to the Library, its staff and residents. We'll miss her!
by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 27th March 2014
Peter Moore, our current Writer in Residence, takes some time out of his busy schedule to draw on the magic of Gladstone's as he tells us what has made his stay special to him.
by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 06th March 2014
What better place to be for World Book Day than Gladstone's Library? Phillip Clement tells you about what we've been up to today...
by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 28th January 2014
Our newest recruit and library intern extraordinaire, Ceri Williams, shares the experiences and impressions of her first month here at Gladstone's.