Research Collections

Plans for International Peace Councils

The second of a short series of posts on the philosophical underpinnings of pacifist positions by Charlie Potter, of Senate House Library. Readers are also very welcome to join Charlie for a lunchtime talk on Bertrand Russell and the philosophy of pacifism in 11 March at 1PM in the Durning-Lawrence Library.

6 Mar 2015
Charlie Potter

‘It is obviously ridiculous to wear anything at all when swimming’: the marginal presence of Alec Craig

One of the attractions of the forthcoming Marginal Presences symposium (23 April 2015) for me is that there is an excellent opportunity to explore, and to revel in, the eccentricities, foibles and passionately held views of the many unorthodox figures whose papers and libraries have been entrusted to our care. Not least amongst these is the writer and campaigner Alec Craig , who published by way of introduction to a book of his poetry a summation of his life which could stand for many of our other donors, ‘making ever diminishing demands with ever diminishing hope’.
24 Feb 2015
Dr Richard Espley

SHL Research Guide for KCL History Module- Red, White and Blues: Jazz and the United States in the Twentieth Century (6AAH3029/30)

Senate House Library has many resources to support the research of Jazz in the United States. The following presentation will discuss research search strategies and databases relevant to beginning your research.  It was written to help orientate those on the King’s College London History module, Red, White and Blues: Jazz and the United States in the Twentieth Century (6AAH3029/30) to Music specific resources.

24 Feb 2015
Colin Homiski

Senate House Library, for the latest fashions in knitwear

Yesterday found me reading some correspondence* between former librarians held in the University of London Archive, as research for my forthcoming paper at the Gerald Aylmer Seminar . The smallest details mentioned in passing in such records can often be the most evocative, such as the memory that in Senate House there used to be signs reading “Gentlemen are requested not to smoke before 1 p.m.”; ladies, presumably, did not even consider smoking at any time of the day.
3 Feb 2015
Dr Richard Espley