'In a summer season when soft was the sun': Piers Plowman on display

Folio 4 recto of SL V/17, showing the beginning of the second passus of Piers Plowman For two more weeks there is a rare opportunity to see a Senate House Library treasure in the flesh: one of our manuscripts of William Langland's Piers Plowman is currently on loan to the National Poetry Library for their exhibition, A Fair Field Full of Folk,  celebrating the poem.
23 Jun 2017
Tansy Barton

The Elzeviers: 1617-2017

On 4 February 1617, Louis Elzevier died. He had founded a family firm which was to be prominent in printing, publishing and bookselling in the Netherlands throughout the seventeenth century; whose books were to spread throughout Europe; and whose output would become highly collectable. Senate House Library celebrates the anniversary, and its Elzevier Collection—Britain's only dedicated Elzevier Collection—here.

19 Jun 2017
Dr Karen Attar

Feature of the Month: Byrom's Shorthand

June's Feature of the Month celebrates the 300th anniversary of the publication of John Byrom's groundbreaking system of shorthand, represented in Senate House Library's internationally significant Carlton Shorthand Collection.

30 May 2017
Dr Karen Attar


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