Special Collections

The People's London: Insights from the collections of Senate House Library, University of London

[IMAGE Exhibition brochure] [IMAGE Exhibition brochure] 11th April – 28th October 2005 Senate House Library organises two major themed exhibitions each year in the Exhibition Hall. This new exhibition, ‘The People’s London’, explores life in London for its inhabitants, from medieval times to the early twentieth century, and draws upon a wide range of printed book, archival and manuscript collections.
11 Apr 2005
Christine Wise

A Pratchett Preview: Fifty 1948-1998: Celebrating 50 Years of the Discworld's Creator

Oakham: Davis’es Brewing Co. , 1998 The Streets of Ankh-Morpork Stephen Briggs and Terry Pratchett London : Corgi, 1993 March – June 2004 A ‘taster’ exhibition of material from The Colin Smythe Terry Pratchett Archive. The Archive, represents every facet of Terry Pratchett’s published output and has been donated by Terry Pratchett’s agent, Colin Smythe.
5 Mar 2004
Special Collections

Friend and Foe: Anglo-German Affinities and Antipathies in the Long Nineteenth Century

<!--end .entry-details --><!--end .entry-header -->[IMAGE The Royal Family around a Christmas Tree Illustrated London News Dec. 1848 Periodicals Collection] [IMAGE The Royal Family around a Christmas Tree Illustrated London News Dec. 1848 Periodicals Collection] The Royal Family around a Christmas Tree Illustrated London News Dec. 1848 Periodicals Collection 7 November 2003 – 2 April 2004 Introduction
5 Nov 2003
Dr Karen Attar

Senate House Library: from Burlington Gardens to Senate House

[IMAGE The Senate House, from Malet Street, with the tower under construction. The tower, for Library collections, is 210 feet high and at the time was called "London 's first skyscraper" by the press. The entire structure was completed on Friday 10 September 1937, with the laying of the last two stones in the coping.]  
1 Sep 2003
Special Collections

Dreams or Swords: Further themes on social and cultural change

This exhibition is the second in a rolling display providing an array of insights into works of social and cultural change in the last five hundred years. The exhibition attempts to show how succeeding generations have tried to document and to make sense of their world: to challenge, shape and change opinions.
5 Feb 2003
Special Collections

Worth Ten Thousand Words

The collections of printed illustrated books in Senate House Library are a particularly rich and varied resource. They reflect the history of book illustration from the birth of printing in the fifteenth century to modern times. To give an insight into the sheer variety of material, some of the books on display will be changed from time to time over the period the exhibition is running.
1 Jan 2003
Special Collections

Book Conservation: A Co-operative Venture with Camberwell College of Arts

9 October – 10 November 2000 Senate House Library has mounted an exhibition on book conservation to show the importance of work being undertaken in this area. During 1999, the Library made available books needing conservation for use as project material by MA students in Conservation at Camberwell College of Arts. Conservation was carried out to a specification agreed between the students and teachers of the College and Historic Collection staff of Senate House Library.
5 Oct 2000
Special Collections