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Treasures of the British Library

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From Magna Carta and Shakespeare to Ada Lovelace and The Beatles

Events at the Library

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How to write a book in your lunch hour with Kate Clanchy: Poetry with Raymond Antrobus

Following on from 2019’s ‘How to Write a Book in a Day’ sessions, over three lunch hours, hear how masters of the trade manage to translate what's in their heads and hearts to the page.

Other events

Special Event FREE

How to write a book in your lunch hour: Non-fiction with Kate Summerscale

Following on from 2019’s ‘How to Write a Book in a Day’ sessions, over three lunch hours, hear how masters of the trade manage to translate what's in their heads and hearts to the page.

Special Event FREE

How to write a book in your lunch hour: Fiction with Patrick Gale

Following on from 2019’s ‘How to Write a Book in a Day’ sessions, over three lunch hours, hear how masters of the trade manage to translate what's in their heads and hearts to the page.

Special Event FREE

Judith Butler: The force of nonviolence

Join live as Judith Butler presents a lecture and Q&A chaired by Amia Srinivasan that draws on her new book, which shows how an ethic of nonviolence must be connected to a broader political struggle for social equality.

Talks and Discussions

Literature Matters: RSL 200 – Stephen Fry and Meera Syal

Join Stephen and Meera in conversation as they discuss the importance of writing in 2020 and beyond.

Tours of the Library

Group visits to exhibitions

Book a group visit and you’ll receive a 10% discount on your ticket price