History events at the IHR

Libraries at war: a walk through London's print culture in the Second World War

25 June 2013, 17:30 - 19:30

Event Type: Seminar


Meeting point: Foyle Special Collections Library, King's College London, Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1LR

Tube:  Chancery Lane or Temple 
Map:  www.kcl.ac.uk/library/collections/archivespec/visiting/location.aspx 

This brand new walk will carry you back through time to hear aboutof the Second World War’s impact on London’s libraries. You are invited to spend a summer evening discovering how librarians, publishers and printers responded to conditions in London between 1939 and 1945.

From Chancery Lane to the streets of Bloomsbury, Alice Ford-Smith will guide you through a book focussed account of the Second World War. You will hear of lives lost, bombed buildings and destroyed books, but also tales of resilience, ingenuity and a thirst for knowledge.   

The walk’s meeting point will be the Foyle Special Collections Library of King's College London and we will begin with viewing a display of material relating to the evening’s with a wartime theme. We will then set out to explore the streets of London. The walk ends at approximately 7.30pm in Bloomsbury, not far from the tube or pub. 

Numbers are limited to 25 people, and pre-booking is essential.
Please email Jon Millington (jon.millington@sas.ac.uk) to reserve your place. Tickets, which are non-refundable, are £10 each. Payments should be sent by cheque, payable to ‘University of London’, to Jon Millington, Institute of English Studies, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1H 9ER. This event is open to all, so early booking is recommended.

SOLD OUT - The Library Walk is fully booked. Please contact jon.millington@sas.ac.uk in case any places are cancelled.

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