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“It’s a mere nonsense”: Gladstone’s Homeric Age

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 23rd June 2017 | 0 Comments

‘Looked into my papers on Homer: & I am strongly tempted to undertake something…’ wrote Gladstone on 7th July 1855, unaware that that ‘something’ would occupy his thoughts for much of the next three years. What began as a small project to be completed while out of office grew to a three volume work: Homer and the Homeric Age (1858).


    WIN a bundle of theatre and Gladfest tickets for Uncle Vanya

    by Amy Sumner | Friday, 16th June 2017 | 0 Comments

    As we approach Gladfest, we are pleased to announce that we will be running a series of competitions to win a selection of fabulous festival prizes. 

    The first of these competitions is run in conjunction with our friends at Theatr Clwyd whose new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya opens in September.


      Day closure for Founder's Day: 3rd July

      by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 13th June 2017 | 0 Comments

      Please note, the Library will be closed for the day on Monday, 3rd July for our Annual Gladstone Lecture and Founder's Day.


        Interview: Genesis Redux with Lyn Bechtel

        by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 13th June 2017 | 0 Comments

        Lyn Bechtel is a feminist Hebrew Bible scholar. 

        Over the week of 26th – 30th June, Lyn leads a course at Gladstone’s Library entitled ‘Genesis Redux’. The course examines three disturbing stories from the Book of Genesis which represent a theology that is foundational to the theology of Jesus; Deuteronomic theology. These stories are Lot and his Daughters (Genesis. 19), Dinah and Shechem (Genesis. 34) and Tamar and Judah (Genesis. 38).


          Join us for Picnic Day on Thursday, 6th July!

          by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 13th June 2017 | 0 Comments

          We love picnics - who doesn’t? It’s a mysterious but inarguable fact that sandwiches taste better when eaten on grass in the sunshine. The same goes, funnily enough, for quiche, salad, salmon, baked potatoes and cold meats. Which, by an incredible coincidence, are the exact foods that will be on offer at Picnic Day at Gladstone’s Library on Thursday, 6th July!


            Volunteer at Gladfest!

            by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 06th June 2017 | 0 Comments

            We are currently looking for a small team of Site Information Volunteers for our Gladfest literary festival which takes place at the Library 1st – 3rd September.


              Final 24 hours to secure your stall at the Gladfest Market Place!

              by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 06th June 2017 | 0 Comments

              There are just 24 hours remaining to secure your stall at the Gladfest Market Place. This is the hub of independent traders, businesses, arts and crafts which takes pride of place on the back lawn of Gladstone’s Library at our Gladfest literary festival on Saturday, 2nd and Sunday, 3rd September.