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

Radical Sounds

Sound Artist in Residence, Orlando Harrison, discusses four audio pieces created as part of the Radical Voices exhibition season. Each work is included in the post, offering an exclusive chance for you to listen online.

19 May 2017
Orlando Harrison

New Special Collections acquisitions: Joan Brossa, and book from ‘one of the crackedest men of his time’, private presses, Houdini and magic

Senate House Library’s Special Collections are made up of rare and early material and specialist research collections that have been deemed to be of particular value (in many senses).  Some of the collections continue to grow and develop through new acquisitions from our trust funds , set up by donors to enrich, develop and enhance the Library’s holdings. Below are some highlights from purchases from the first part of this year. Any of the items can be consulted in the Special Collections Reading Room by request.
17 May 2017
Tansy Barton


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