National events

A virtual visit to Salisbury Cathedral Library

Come and join Dr Anne Dutton, Assistant Librarian, on a virtual trip (via Zoom) up the spiral staircase and into the beautiful 15th-century Cathedral Library. You will be able to see the library, and learn about some of the treasures in the superb collection of medieval manuscripts and early printed books. You will also hear about the current project to catalogue the collection to modern professional standards, and how the cataloguing of this historic collection differs from that of many other libraries. The visit lasts an hour, and there will be time for questions.

This virtual visit has been organised by CILIP RPG (Retired Professionals) in association with CILIP South West, CILIP East Midlands and u3a (University of the Third Age).

There is no charge for u3a members to join this virtual visit.

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The British Museum and Camden Adult Learning are running a set of free 90 minute history webinars (on Zoom) this term. The courses are free and available for all adult learners across the UK. They do not require travel to the Museum and the talks cover different aspect of British, world and museum history. No prior knowledge needed with a chance to ask questions at the end of each talk.

The autumn term webinars are listed below. If you would like further information about each webinar or to enrol just follow this link to the Camden Adult Learning site

Close to Home: objects from London in the British Museum
1 Nov 2021, 11:00-12:30

Mummies and Maps: how to get to the ancient Egyptian afterlife
8 Nov 2021, 11:00-12:30

Collections and collectors at the British Museum
13 Dec 2021, 11.00-12.30

Gift giving at the British Museum
20 Dec 2021, 11.00-12.30