Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy

Open until 1 Sep 2015

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

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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

Cornelia Parker: Magna Carta (An Embroidery)

Monday to Sunday

A new artwork by Cornelia Parker that responds to Magna Carta in the digital era

Events at the Library

Lecture

David Starkey: Magna Carta and Us

David Starkey gives a compelling account of Magna Carta and its story

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Other events

Talk

The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour: the Poetry of W B Yeats

A selection of poetry put together by Josephine Hart and read by noted actors

Special Event FREE

Kinokophonography Night: an evening of listening

A curated sound cinema event featuring audio works from around the world

Conference

Visual Urbanism: Locating Place in Time

Presentations and panel discussions examine interdisciplinary approaches to investigating urban space

Talk

Magna Carta's American Adventure

Magna Carta's legacy in America includes the idea of an organic, evolving constitution

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

General Guided Group Tour

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