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Interview: Debbie Lewer on Art, Faith and Failure

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 16th March 2018 | 0 Comments

At the beginning of April Gladstone’s Library welcomes Debbie Lewer from the University of Glasgow to deliver a course exploring art, faith and failure within visual art from the Middle Ages to the present day. 

Debbie is an art historian who lectures on topics across the field, including on wider media such as photography and architecture. As we edge closer to April, we spoke to the her to find out a little more about her ideas, her work and what we can expect from 'Utterly Human: Art, Faith and Failure'... 


From the Archives…William Gladstone, patron of the arts

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 16th March 2018 | 0 Comments

William Ewart Gladstone, a lifelong student and scholar, is well known as a voracious reader and collector of books: Gladstone built up a remarkable personal library, reflecting the wide range of interests of a true Victorian polymath.

However, Gladstone is perhaps less well known for collecting paintings, sculpture, fine porcelain and ivories.


Beware the Ides of March

by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 15th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Beware the Ides of March; a saying that can often be heard around this time. But why? Why are we warned to 'beware the Ides of March' and what is the story behind it?



Making the most of your visit to Gladstone’s Library

by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 07th March 2018 | 0 Comments

So, you’re visiting Gladstone's Library for the first time, fantastic! What’s the plan?

We recommend arriving around 11am. Our on-site café and bistro Food for Thought is open to the public (10am - 5pm), and a nice hot cup of coffee is the perfect start to your day.