The Charles Holden Lecture

Speaker: Professor David McKitterick (Trinity College Cambridge)
30 October 2014, 18:00 – 20:00
Venue: The Chancellor’s Hall (Senate House, first floor)
Address: Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Description: ‘Academic libraries in the early 21st century: metamorphosis or dissolution?’

As they face ever more complicated demands from readers, publishers, financial challenges and skills shortages, libraries are meeting change in many different ways. How far do headline-grabbing stories of achievements and disasters reflect the nature of change, and its cumulative effects for the future? In his lecture, David McKitterick will re-examine some recent news stories, and suggest how both classical mythology and the great changes among English libraries in the sixteenth century may help us to understand what is happening.

Attendance free, all welcome. Followed by a wine reception.

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