Date Event Speaker Description
1 March 2016
18:00 – 19:00
The Charles Holden Lecture 2016 – Senate House Library: Rise of the Phoenix Jackie Marfleet, Senate House Librarian Senate House Librarian Jackie Marfleet traces the history of the Library from its creation to the present day, and explores the opportunities and challenges it now faces. The Charles Holden Lecture is organised by the Friends of Senate House Library. To register, please contact: The venue is: The Chancellor’s Hall (Senate House, first floor), Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.
3 March 2016
18:00 – 19:30
Bronze, silver and hair: an evening of discussion Dr. Ruth Richardson, Professor Elizabeth Valentine, and Jane Wildgoose. To coincide with the Library’s exhibition, ‘Not with Words but with Things’, three speakers will reflect upon three diverse objects in our care: a silver teaspoon belonging to Charles Dickens’ companion Ellen Ternan, a Carpenter medal awarded by the University of London to Nellie Carey, and a generous hair sample, seemingly of William Cobbett. Join us for an exploration of the residual value of such relics in an academic library. Further details, including registration for this event, will be announced shortly.