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Being Human is the UK’s first national festival of the humanities – Between 15 and 23 November 2014, the festival will engage people across the UK with innovative research. More…
World War One and Dissent: 22 November | 10.30am-5pm – Senate House Library will host a Wikipedia edit-a-thon for both new and experienced Wikimedians interested in improving content in the online resource, giving participants access to rare and useful materials on the subject. Training will be provided. Free admission | Booking required. Find out more…
Anthony Davis Prize 2014-15

Anthony Davis Book Collecting Prize 2014-15

Calling all student book collectors. This is your chance to win £500, and take part in a fantastic competition. Find out how to enter the 2014-15 Anthony Davis Book Collecting Prize. Or, learn about the previous winner.
The Friends – book sale


Lots of bargains, starting at £1.50! 3 December (12 – 6pm) and 4 December (10 – 3pm). Location: Institute of Historical Research common room, Senate House (north block). Includes a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books.
LIBER 2015


The 44th LIBER Annual Conference, hosted by Senate House Library, Imperial College Library, LSE Library and UCL Library Services, will be held from 24/06/15 to 26/06/15. Learn more…
Current exhibition


Oceans of Learning – Explore our complex relationship with the sea through books, maps and manuscripts. Find out more…