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Notice: May Bank Holidays

by Gladstones Library | Tuesday, 30th April 2019

Please be advised that on the May Bank Holidays (Monday, 6th & Monday, 27th May) the Reading Rooms will be closed to all but residents and no Glimpses will be running.

    On Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

    by Gladstones Library | Tuesday, 23rd April 2019

    On Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day our thoughts and prayers are with the Armenian people, both the diaspora and those living in Armenia today.

      Gladstone and the Romantics: our new April display

      by Gladstones Library | Friday, 05th April 2019

      Today when we consider the word ‘romantic’ we think of love and sentimentality, but the term ‘Romanticism’ had a much broader meaning, historically. Romanticism was a period which spanned the late 18th and early 19th centuries, emerging as a response to the disillusionment with the Enlightenment values of reason and order in the aftermath of the French Revolution of 1789. It covered a range of developments in art, literature, music and philosophy and William Gladstone himself would have been witness to its peak during his lifetime.