Special Collections

The Library of Victoria, Lady Welby

[IMAGE Welby's manuscript index of her notes and marginalia in Betrand Russell's The Principles of mathematics (1903).] The Special Collections of Senate House Library (SHL) include many smaller, less well known collections.  The Lady Welby Library is one such, deposited a hundred years ago this year.  It provides a fascinating insight into the interests and methods of this important writer and theorist.
13 Dec 2012
Tansy Barton

London University 1932 graduates list

[IMAGE Students on Presentation Day, 1930.] Just over eighty years ago, the class of 1932 graduated.  The list of London University graduates of 1932 has recently been added to the student records webpage . The student records webpage now includes lists of students covering the period, 1836-1932. [IMAGE Students on Presentation Day, 1930.] Students on Presentation Day, 1930 (reference UoL/FG/5/2)
11 Dec 2012
Special Collections

Buildings, books, blackboards and the beginnings of Senate House Library

‘Buildings, books and blackboards: intersecting narratives’ was the title of an international conference on the history of libraries and education held at the RMIT, Melbourne, Australia , 28 November – 1 December 2012. An examination of the early University of London Library covers all three categories: Buildings: when the University of London moved into its first purpose-built accommodation in Burlington Gardens in 1870 a large room was designated as the library, although its founding collections had not yet been given;
3 Dec 2012
Dr Karen Attar

The 'Senate House Library', book launch, 23rd November 2012

[IMAGE Senate House Library, book launch] [IMAGE Senate House Library, University of London book cover] The ‘Senate House Library, University of London’ book (often referred to as the ‘treasures book’) was launched on Friday last week. Professor Adrian Smith, Vice Chancellor of the University of London, gave a speech, followed by Christopher Pressler, Director of Senate House Libraries. Guests at the event were treated to a live string quartet from the University of London’s, Royal Academy of Music.
26 Nov 2012
Dr Karen Attar

From the Reading Room.

[_CPH9319] IMAGE ['Cherries nice, cherries nice, come choose, Fresh and fair ones, who'll refuse?'] ‘Cherries nice, cherries nice, come choose, Fresh and fair ones, who’ll refuse?’
26 Nov 2012
Special Collections

Health in History

[A Choice Collection of Rare Secrets and Experiments in Philosophy: as also Rare and Unheard-of Medicines Sir Kenelm Digby, edited by George Hartmann London: for the author, 1682 *P [Digby]
29 Jun 2011
Special Collections

Walter de la Mare and T. Sturge Moore: Literary Champions

[IMAGE De La Mare] [IMAGE De La Mare] De la Mare The writers Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) and Thomas Sturge Moore (1870-1944) were acquaintances and almost exact contemporaries. Both were poets and literary critics in addition to following other bents: in Sturge Moore’s case, designing; in De la Mare’s, writing short stories and novels and anthologising. Both men had personal libraries, and both annotated their books – both their own writings and those of others.
1 Dec 2010
Special Collections