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Join us for Picnic Day on Tuesday, 3rd July!

by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 21st June 2018 | 0 Comments

We love picnics - who doesn’t? It’s an absolutely inarguable fact that sandwiches taste better when eaten outside 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 Tuesday, 3rd July!


Living Heritage Project shortlisted proposals revealed

by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 21st June 2018 | 0 Comments

Gladstone's Library and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is pleased to announce the four practices shortlisted to design a prestigious new building and re-develop the existing Grade I listed library and landscape.




Polly Atkin on her February at Gladstone’s Library

by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 13th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Sitting with my feet in a river in rich yellow sun on a June evening, it’s hard to think of February with any clarity. Looking towards the summer solstice after six weeks of (almost) unremittingly fine weather, the library and my wintery sojourn there seems very far away, almost implausible. 


Gray’s Anatomy: the alien world of the human body

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 08th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Upon hearing the phrase Gray’s Anatomy, images may come to mind of the popular American TV series set in a Seattle hospital; however a much different medium bears the origin of this name. Within William Gladstone's own collection there exists a 3rd edition copy of Gray’s Anatomy. Not as some might suspect, a novelised version of the TV series, but rather a complete 'descriptive and surgical' look at anatomy.