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‘Material mediums’. Sarah Sparkes (mixed media, 2014)

Image credit: ‘Material mediums’. Sarah Sparkes (mixed media, 2014)

Voices in the dark: a season celebrating the séance (22 Oct – 13 Nov 2015)

Incorporating items from the Library’s impressive paranormal holdings, events include: Geraldine Beskin on Helen Duncan (prosecuted in 1944 under the Witchcraft Act), Michael Coffey’s live recreation of a fraudulent séance, Sarah Sparkes on artistic responses to our paranormal holdings, and a guided walk by author Scott Wood to sites of spiritualist and occult interest.

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The Digitisation Studio

The Library offers a commercial digitisation solution for small to medium-scale projects. The Digitisation Studio is supported by the Library’s Conservation Team.

Current Exhibition

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London: Power, Progress and Pleasure

Discover rare books, fascinating manuscripts and objects that tell London’s story. The exhibition includes items from Senate House Library, the LSE and UCL libraries.

From the blog

300 years of Pope’s Iliad

2015 marks the 300th anniversary of Alexander Pope’s Iliad. Karen Attar highlights this translation, which took Pope more than six years to complete.