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New Book: Thomas Killigrew and the Seventeenth-Century English Stage

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Thomas Killigrew and the Seventeenth-Century English Stage: New Perspectives Edited by Philip Major, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK Series: Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama Despite his significant influence as a courtier, diplomat, playwright and theatre manager, Thomas Killigrew (1612-1683) remains a comparatively elusive and neglected figure. The original essays in this interdisciplinary [...]

Stop Senate House Library selling their first four Shakespeare folios!

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/senate-house-library-university-of-london-reconsider-the-proposed-sale-of-its-first-four-shakespeare-folios?utm_source=Ken+Spelman+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=a6d2ffbe23-Newsletter_copy_02_2_6_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6d3e78b04f-a6d2ffbe23-25487869 The Director and Trustees of the University of London’s Senate House Libraries are proposing to sell copies of the Library’s first four Shakespeare folios. Although a “public consultation” is planned, it is understood that the books are already with Bonhams the auctioneers, with a sale scheduled for November. These folios [...]

The Women’s Library is seeking a new home

Monday, March 26th, 2012

On Wednesday 14 March, London Metropolitan University’s Board of Governors announced that they will be seeking a new home, custodian or sponsor of The Women’s Library’s collections. If a new home is not found by the end of December 2012, the Library will move to opening hours of one day per week for a period [...]

Samuel Pepys Award to Michael Hunter

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

From The Bookseller: Samuel Pepys Award to Michael Hunter 26.10.11 | Katie Allen Academic Michael Hunter has won the 2011 Samuel Pepys Award for his “fascinating” biography of 17th-century scientist Robert Boyle. Boyle: Between God and Science (Yale) was awarded the £2,000 prize and a specially commissioned medal at a special dinner held at St [...]

Barry Coward Memorial Fund

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

The Barry Coward Memorial Fund The Historical Association are starting a special fund in Barry Coward’s name to support the Great Debate and, hopefully, to raise money to support adults returning to education. Barry was President of the HA from 2005 to 2008 seeing us through our Centenary Celebrations in 2006 and the first Great [...]

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