Research Collections

Senate House Library, for the latest fashions in knitwear

Yesterday found me reading some correspondence* between former librarians held in the University of London Archive, as research for my forthcoming paper at the Gerald Aylmer Seminar . The smallest details mentioned in passing in such records can often be the most evocative, such as the memory that in Senate House there used to be signs reading “Gentlemen are requested not to smoke before 1 p.m.”; ladies, presumably, did not even consider smoking at any time of the day.
3 Feb 2015
Dr Richard Espley

Absolute Pacifism and Non-violent resistance

The first of a short series of posts on the philosophical underpinnings of pacifist positions by Charlie Potter, of Senate House Library. Readers are also very welcome to join Charlie for a lunchtime talk on Bertrand Russell and the philosophy of pacifism in March.

28 Jan 2015
Charlie Potter