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The latest news and views from Gladstone's Library.


Nature Notes from the Reading Rooms

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 27th May 2016 | 0 Comments

If you've used the Reading Rooms here at the Library in the last few weeks, you may have heard some peculiar noises. Library Assistant Gary Butler explains all...


Learn a language in a week at Gladstone’s Library!

by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 17th May 2016 | 0 Comments

Sound like a challenge?

Our range of residential language courses is designed for linguists of all abilities. Stay with us for a week in the beautifully tranquil surround of Gladstone’s Library, perfect for study, and leave able to translate and converse.


The Curious Case of the Changeling Chairs

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 13th May 2016 | 0 Comments

Spring is a time of change and natural miracles. Just to walk around Hawarden is to be faced with ample evidence of this: the leaves are new-green, lambs hop in the fields, and country strolls frequently feature herds of cows who enjoy slobbering on my hands and terrorising my taurophobic co-worker.



Gladstone's Library, commuting and Kung Fu

by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 11th May 2016 | 0 Comments

I am asked frequently by visitors to Gladstone's Library, and by my friends, what it is that I do during my time here. This blog will give a bit of insight into my routine as the only non-residential intern currently on the team at Gladstone's Library.



Snowdonia by Amy Liptrot

by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 04th May 2016 | 0 Comments

This morning I put my swimsuit on under my clothes and drove from the Library to Snowdonia. On the way, I stopped at a Holy Well (‘The Welsh Lourdes’, 1 pound entry) where they displayed the crutches of pilgrims, no longer needed after taking the Holy Water.