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The Treasures of Closed Access: Samuel Wesley’s Life of Christ

by Amy Sumner | Monday, 27th February 2017 | 0 Comments

The Closed Access section of the Reading Rooms contains some of the Library’s oldest and rarest literary works and collections. It includes about 15 Incunabula, texts printed between 1450 and 1501, as well as a collection of books once owned by the Glynne family, of whom Catherine, William Gladstone’s wife, was a member.

One of the books housed in Closed Access is Samuel Wesley’s The Life of our blessed Lord & Saviour. An Heroic Poem.


Key Strokes: Writer as Swimmer by William Atkins

by Amy Sumner | Monday, 27th February 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve always been interested in the relationship between the work of the mind and that of the body, how one can influence the other, and the extent to which the physical overlaps with the mental: How the reservoir of one kind of energy seeps into or draws upon the other.


WIN Sunday Lunch for two as part of Wales Year of Legends!

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 24th February 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2017 Wales is celebrating its epic past, present and future. 

Yes, Wales is an ancient landscape, with thousands of years of history and myth. It’s a land of majestic mountains and mighty skies, fringed with an impressive coastline. But it’s also an epic land of thinking and high adventure. Everywhere you go, there are innovative ideas, in ancient places.


Flashing at Gladstone's Library?!

by Amy Sumner | Monday, 20th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Worry not, there’s been no explosion of nudity in the Reading Rooms! But new security measures are in place. Read on as our Director of Collections and Research, Louisa Yates, explains…


Recommend our meeting rooms to a friend!

by Amy Sumner | Monday, 13th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Here at Gladstone’s Library we’ve a definite spring in our step. Spring is just around the corner and in the spirit of new life, we want to welcome to the building users who have never used us before, or who may have been away for a little while.