Special Collections

The Pelling Collection

Karen Attar announces a new special collection, the Pelling Collection (some 800 left-wing political pamphlets assembled by Henry Pelling), which is now available to researchers.

24 Aug 2016
Dr Karen Attar

The building of Senate House

A seminal event for both the University of London and the city itself, Senate House Library Archivist, Richard Temple dusts off the blueprints to explore the building of Senate House, and the early years of this remarkable piece of architecture.

10 Aug 2016
Richard Temple

Shakespeare's First Folio

In this guest blog post, Professor Emma Smith takes a close look at Shakespeare’s First Folio, and examines why it has become such a prestigious and world-renowned artefact.

20 Jul 2016
Emma Smith

Shakespeare and Walking

Shakespeare used the idea of walking in many of his plays. In this post, Jordan Landes takes a stroll through the Bard’s use of the word, and the many different meanings of “walking” for Shakespearean characters.

7 Jul 2016
Dr Jordan Landes

Translating Henry VI

In this guest blog post, Line Cottegnies discusses the highlights and challenges of translating Shakespeare's work into French.

29 Jun 2016
Line Cottegnies

Forget the "A" Team, meet the "Bee" Team

To Bee Theatre Company are group of students from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama who are working with Senate House Library for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. In this guest blog they tell us more about their story and the workshops they will be running as part of the Shakespeare: Metamorphosis season.

8 Jun 2016
To Bee Theatre Company

Feature of the month: John Smith's Generall Historie of Virginia

In 2016 Senate House Library is commemorating the quartercentenary of the death of William Shakespeare. This year’s Features of the Month celebrate books published in the same year as Shakespeare’s first four folios: 1623, 1632, 1664 and 1685. This is the final book featured for 1632, John Smith's The Generall Historie of Virginia.

1 Jun 2016
Dr Karen Attar