Caroline Playne: a campaigning life

I have been working with the Playne collection and Archives here at Senate House Library in quieter moments for some months, and during that time there has been a constant tension between a growing admiration for the donor, and a near-total absence of reliable information on her life.
21 Feb 2014
Dr Richard Espley

Vogue Archive online

The Senate House Library now has a subscription to Vogue Archive online . This comprises the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, including all text, graphics, ads, covers and fold-outs, all indexed and in colour.
20 Feb 2014
Richard Warren

Visiting Shakespeare

Groups of visitors who come to engage with books in special collections are always welcome. Luke Haisell of the English Literature Society at Royal Holloway writes of a recent visit:
19 Feb 2014
Dr Karen Attar

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


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