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Friends priority booking for Gladfest 2016 open now!

by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 28th April 2016 | 0 Comments

The UK’s friendliest literary festival returns 2nd – 4th September 2016 and to all of our valued Friends, we’re offering first dibs on festival tickets and exclusive accommodation for our most popular event of the year, Gladfest, as a thank you for your generous support.


Queensferry roundabout closure 4th - 9th May

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 22nd April 2016 | 0 Comments

For any guests visiting us at the beginning of May, please be aware that the Queensferry roundabout will be closed overnight on Wednesday, 4th May and from Friday evening to Monday morning 6th - 9th of May.


Exploring the sexual revolution with Timothy Sedgwick

by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 21st April 2016 | 0 Comments

In June we welcome Timothy Sedgwick of the Virginia Theological Seminary to deliver a course exploring just that. Considering a history of the transformation of desire, body and society, and the aftermath of the revolution, this course runs 13th – 14th June 2016 and will be an open forum for ideas and discussion.



The Writing Process by Susan Barker

by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 13th April 2016 | 0 Comments

A writer I like, Mohsin Hamed, wrote an essay for the New York Times a couple of years ago, in which he described the DNA of fiction as a double-helix: one strand comprised of what the writer knows, and the other strand comprised of what the writer wants to know.


DemFest 2016: what not to miss!

by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 07th April 2016 | 0 Comments

What is DemFest?’ we hear you cry! 

DemFest is the newest addition to the Gladstone's Library calendar. It’s a festival of democracy, celebrating the values of liberty and free-speech that Gladstone held so dear in his lifetime, and it’s happening from 13th May – 14th May 2016 throughout our beautiful Library building.  


A day in the life of a Library Intern

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 01st April 2016 | 0 Comments

Just what do our interns do all day? In her final blog, outgoing intern Kirsten-Rose Brooks bids farewell to the Library and provides an insight into life on the Library team.