London Rare Books School 2013

24 June 2013, 11:00 - 05 July 2013 17:00

Event Type:
Summer School


Arcimboldo, The Librarian, 1566

24-28 June (Week one) 
1-5 July (Week two)

The London Rare Books School (LRBS) is a series of five-day, intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects to be taught in and around Senate House, which is the centre of the University of London's federal system.

The courses are taught by internationally renowned scholars associated with the Institute's Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies, using the unrivalled library and museum resources of London, including the British Library, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Senate House Libraries, and many more.

The LRBS will take place for two weeks from 24 to 28 June (Week one) and 1 to 5 July (Week two).  Each course on offer will consist of thirteen seminars, amounting in all to twenty hours of teaching time spread between Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon. It is therefore only possible to take one course per week.

There will be timetabled 'library time' that will allow students to explore the rich resources of the University's Senate House Library, one of the UK's major research libraries. There will also be an evening programme with an opening reception and talk, a  book history lecture, and receptions hosted by major London antiquarian booksellers.

 Find out more about LRBS and the courses offered in 2013.