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300 years of Welsh history: 1719, 1819 & 1919

by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 19th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Wales is a small country with a big presence. Integral to the history of the British Isles and attracting tourists from all around the world, it should be hard to overlook the history of Cymru, however it is often wholly conflated with that of neighbouring England to its disservice. Gladstone’s Library is an international institution, but we are very proud of our Welsh location that was decided by our founder, the former Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone, who was English but spent around 50 years with the Hawarden Estate as his family home.



    A day in the life of a Graduate Work Experience student

    by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 06th June 2019 | 0 Comments

    While it's totally cliché to say this, no two days are the same when it comes to being a Graduate Work Experience student (GWE) at Gladstone’s Library. However, the motions we go through are pretty similar, and always full of valuable experience!


      Muriel Maufroy: Community book stall

      by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 04th June 2019 | 0 Comments

      As many of you will know a dear friend of Gladstone's Library, Muriel Maufroy, passed away in 2017. Muriel's family kindly deposited much of Muriel's personal library to us, and many of the volumes have now been added to our collections for the benefit of all.


      Reading Rooms closure: 21st - 23rd June

      by Amy Sumner | Saturday, 01st June 2019 | 0 Comments

      Please note, the Reading Rooms will be closed 21st - 23rd June 2019 for our Alibis in the Archive event.


        New for 1819! Books published 200 years ago…

        by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 15th May 2019 | 0 Comments

        At Gladstone’s Library we rotate our History Room display every month to focus on a different aspect of our collection. This month we’ve dug out some of our best examples of works published in 1819, exactly 200 years ago, to give you a taste of what people were reading during the Georgian Regency period of British history. 



        The British Crime Writing Archive

        by Amy Sumner | Friday, 03rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

        Gladstone’s Library has, for three years, been home to the British Crime Writing Archive, made up of materials from the Crime Writers’ Association and The Detection Club. Martin Edwards, the Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association and the President of The Detection Club has worked closely with the Gladstone’s Library team to make the collections publically viewable here at the library.


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