Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy

13 Mar 2015 - 1 Sep 2015

To mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta we are holding a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition - book now!

Book tickets
Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

Open free of charge - the world's most beautiful and influential books and documents, from Codex Sinaiticus to the Beatles

Exhibition FREE

Lines in the Ice: Seeking the Northwest Passage

Monday to Sunday

Examines why Europeans are drawn to explore the Arctic and, in particular, the fabled Northwest Passage

Events at the Library

Lecture

Scott McCloud: The Sculptor

Scott McCloud visits the British Library to discuss The Sculptor, his first graphic novel for nearly 10 years

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Other events

Talk

Magna Carta: old and new

Why have recent discoveries altered the way we understand the context of Magna Carta?

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Lecture

Peninsular Nationalisms Contrasted

This seminar explores the origins of the continuing political conflict in Spain

Limited places
Lecture

The future of the Arctic

Our panel explores the challenges and opportunities arising from increases in Arctic activity as a new environment emerges

Talk

Inside the Nixon White House

Alexander Butterfield shares his memories of Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal

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Tours of the Library

Library individual tour

Discover more about our history, collections and architecture on this tour - includes the Viewing Gallery

Conservation studio tour

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see our world-renowned conservators in action

Library group tour

Book a tour for up to 15 people to discover more about our history, collections and architecture - includes the Viewing Gallery