Members' Area

Members of The London Library have access to a unique humanities library for use in their own homes or workplaces, in addition to congenial spaces in which to read and work.

 

MEMBER EVENTS

Robert Graves and Goodbye to All That

Monday 7 November 2016; 6pm-7.30pm
Members' Room

Robert Graves wrote poetry about the First World War as well as prose, but it is his autobiography of the period, Good-Bye to All That, which links him most firmly to one of the most significant events in modern history. Criticised fiercely by fellow war-memoirists Siegfried Sassoon and Edmund Blunden for its cavalier attitude towards historical facts, Good-Bye to All That nevertheless has enabled generations of readers to re-live a period which now lies a century behind us.

In this talk, Dr Jean Moorcroft Wilson – biographer of Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg, Edward Thomas and Charles Hamilton Sorley, and currently preparing a new book on Graves – will bring fresh research to bear on the writing and reception of what Paul Fussell has called a 'classic' memoir of the First World War. 

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Please note this event is for London Library members only.


Members' Christmas Drinks

Thursday 24 November 2016; 6.30pm-8.30pm
Reading Room

Start off the festive season and enjoy a glass of wine in the Reading Room with your fellow Library members.

Please note the Library will be closed to members before the event between 5.30pm and 6.30pm. 

Places at this event are free of charge but limited. Reserve your place here

Please note this event is for London Library members only.


Literary Highgate

Monday 6 February 2017; 6pm-7.30pm
Members' Room

Join Library member Isabel Raphael for a gentle literary tour of Highgate Village without leaving the comfort of the Library. Discover the remarkable collection of writers from Samuel Taylor Coleridge to John Betjeman who have made Highgate their home, in a talk illustrated with pictures from the archives of the Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution (HLSI).

Isabel Raphael lived in the heart of Highgate for 23 years when she was Headmistress of Channing School and later the first woman President of the HLSI. She runs adult reading groups in Latin and Ancient Greek at the HLSI and in Hammersmith.

Places at this event are free of charge but limited. Reserve your place here

Please note this event is for London Library members only.


PhD Members' Group

For any members currently studying for a PhD, there is a monthly meeting held at the Library on the first Wednesday of every month. The informal meetings provide an opportunity to share information on a variety of subjects including research, funding opportunities as well as informal networking. Contact Library member Cleo Roberts on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.


Newsletter

Members receive a quarterly e-newsletter full of Library news and exclusive special offers. If you are a member and wish to find out about these events and offers, please ensure that you have informed us of any changes to your email address by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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