The Pethick-Lawrences: A Radical Partnership

Visitors to the Wren Library during the next few weeks will be able to see a special display case containing items from the Pethick-Lawrence collection. For those unable to visit, we have devised an online exhibition. Click on the top left box labelled Prologue to begin.   For those who would prefer to examine the …

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Navigating Newton’s Novels: Exhibiting the Value of Personal Libraries

A blog post by Graduate Trainee, Emma Carter. Personal libraries of famous people and scholars have long been revered for their wealth of insight into the lives of their collectors. We can analyse the content of a library by subject area in order to identify its strengths and weaknesses, track the signatures and dedications inscribed …

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