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Introducing Special Collections

Introducing Special Collections

Cost: Free
Duration: 1.5 hours
Suitable for: A Level

What are Special Collections? How can you find out what’s in Special Collections? What research skills do you need to use when studying primary sources?

Old fashioned, printed text.

Language change

Cost: Free
Duration: 1.5 hours
Suitable for: A Level English Language

Available weeks commencing 5 November 2018 and 11 March 2019.

View and discuss a sequence of books from the Library’s historic collections. Explore texts from Caxton, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Johnson and others to illustrate developments in English.

Maximum group size is 15.

Available summer term Monday 4 June, Tuesday 5 June and Wednesday 6 June 2018.

Please contact us for 2018 / 2019 dates.

[preparing the pages for a new book]


Cost: Free
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Suitable for: Any

Available weeks commencing 26 November 2018, 3 December 2018, 1 July 2019 and 8 July 2019.

Join us to have a go at making a full sewn book, exploring the techniques binders used put together the books that sit on the Library shelves.

This is one of our most popular sessions and offers a real sense of achievement for pupils who will take away a hardback book they have created.

Please contact us for further information on availability and booking.

Bookmaking Teacher Info Sheet.pdf

[exploring the passages]

Library tour

Cost: Free
Duration: Between 30 minutes and 1 hour
Suitable for: A Level

Tour the Library with a member of the education team and learn more about its fascinating history.

Combine the tour with any of our workshops or as a stand alone activity.