Research Collections

Absolute Pacifism and Non-violent resistance

The first 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 March.

28 Jan 2015
Charlie Potter

Marginal presences: unorthodox belief and practice, 1837-2014 (23 April, 2015)

Inspired by our extraordinary collections, Senate House Library is pleased to call for paper proposals for a one-day (23 April 2015) symposium on marginal thinkers. The beliefs and lifestyles of those on the margins of society are frequently more revealing of the core values of a culture than its leaders and established interpreters. In their persistent, unobtrusive subcultures, or their prominent demands for reform and re-evaluation, such men and women hold up a mirror to those hegemonic structures from which they deviate.
18 Dec 2014
Dr Richard Espley

All this is your world

Our holidays seem a long time ago… and a long way off. The good news is that Senate House Library can help us all through this limbo period of late Winter with books about travel. Travel writing can make us look back at our own journeys with a smile or think ahead with anticipation, choosing between books about travel writing or accounts of actual journeys. One new book about travel writing is Anne Gorsuch’s  All this is your world: Soviet tourism at home and abroad after Stalin , which examines Soviet tourism and travel mostly under Khrushchev and Brezhnev.
17 Feb 2014