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We are one of the UK's largest academic libraries for arts, humanities

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1,800 archival collections


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Results of Senate House Library Survey 2018

We're delighted to share with you the headline results of the Senate House Library Survey 2018 which have shown how much you value the Library and the service provided. 
13 Apr 2018


The Children’s Book that Shaped the Victorian World

On the 200 th anniversary of the publication of The Fairchild Family by Mary Martha Sherwood (1775-1851), we take a look at the prolific, didactic, evangelical author, whose writings dominated education for half a century and whose first generation of readers grew up to shape the Victorian world. From humble beginnings... Roehampton University ; Sherwood, Mary Martha.  The Fairchild Family . London, 1818. Source: Wikicommons
13 Apr 2018
Dr Karen Attar