Exhibition

Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth

21 Oct 2022 - 19 Feb 2023

When it comes to making myths, Alexander the Great’s story has it all.

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Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

From Magna Carta and Shakespeare to Florence Nightingale and Gandhi. Explore some of the world’s most exciting, beautiful and significant books, maps and manuscripts.

Upcoming events

At the Library

Unearthing the South Asian Collections: Workshop 2

The second of two workshops looking inside the British Library’s South Asia collections.

Limited places

Other events

At the Library and online

Josephine Hart Poetry Hour: the Poetry of Philip Larkin

Introduced by Mary Beard.

At the Library and online

The PEN Pinter Prize 2022: Malorie Blackman

The annual award for freedom of expression in literature.

At the Library

Polari Prize shortlist showcase

Writers shortlisted for the UK’s only LGBTQ+ book awards showcase their work.

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Online Course

Learn Live: Old English for Beginners

An introduction to the study of Old English.

Limited places

Tours of the Library

Treasures tour

A one-hour journey through some of the Treasures of the British Library.

Building tour

Discover more about our history, collection and architecture on a tour of the public areas of the Library.

Group visits to exhibitions

Organising your group visit