Gladstone’s Library: A History of the Collections

Gladstone’s Library is a unique institution holding remarkable collections. Hear the story of how our four-times Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone established the library in the 1890s, and learn not only about the history of the library, but what makes rare books so rare, and special collections so special.

 Gary Butler Assistant Librarian, Gladstone Library
 03/02/2020, 7:30PM


The Wordsworths at Dove Cottage

Melissa will introduce William Wordsworth, his sister Dorothy, and their life at Dove Cottage in Grasmere, where they lived from 1799-1808. It was here that Wordsworth wrote a great deal of his best-loved poetry, and where Dorothy kept her famous Grasmere journal. Through studying their own manuscripts, we’ll explore the lives of this remarkable family, and how some of the UKs greatest literature came to be, in the year of Wordsworth’s 250th birthday.

 Melissa Mitchell Assistant Curator, The Wordsworth Trust
 02/03/2020, 7:30PM
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