Alice and the World of Children’s Literature

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Join us on this four-week course as we explore Alice in the context of the development of children’s book publishing since the mid-18th century

Course dates: Wednesdays 2 March, 9 March, 16 March and 23 March 2016.

Lewis Carroll’s Alice books were a landmark in the development of literature for children. And as our current Alice in Wonderland exhibition shows, the texts have also had a significant impact on wider culture since their first publication.

We’ll delve into the aspects of Carroll’s books that have influenced other writers – nonsense and paradox; anthropomorphic fantasy; and the psychology of the child. You’ll also hear from British Library curators, who will lead an exclusive tour of our popular Alice in Wonderland exhibition.

The course is led by Dr Adam Lively, Middlesex University, with contributions from British Library curators.

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Adult Learning Courses at the British Library

Our courses are aimed at anyone interested in developing their personal interests and passions. Deepen your engagement with a wide range of topics and use our world-renowned collections to inspire your own creativity. We’ll bring you together with Library experts and guest specialists, providing a unique learning experience.  

Multi-session courses offer high-quality, in-depth learning experiences that encourage discussion with both experts and fellow learners. To make sure you get the most from your time with us, we limit class sizes to 16 participants.

So if you want to develop fresh perspectives with leading thinkers or create with contemporary artists, our new programme is the place to start.


Name: Alice and the World of Children’s Literature
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £220.00
Senior 60+: £198.00
Student: £187.00
Registered Unemployed: £187.00
Friend of the BL: £187.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546