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British Library Tour with Professor Joel Faflak - sold out
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

British Library at St. Pancreas, 96 Euston Road, London, UK, NW1 2DB

UK Reception U15 Event

Join Professor Joel Faflak, Director of the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities at Western, for an alumni group tour of the magnificent British Library. The tour guide will meet our group at the Information Desk in the Entrance Hall. Please note that the tour must start by 6:15 p.m. sharp.

The tour covers the history of the British Library and its collections, and explains how the millions of items are stored and how they are requested, then delivered to researchers in the reading rooms. You will find out about the 'jewel in the crown' of the library's collections: the King's Library, which once belonged to King George III. The tour will take you behind the scenes into a book handling room and also, where possible, to the viewing platform, where you can see researchers inside the Humanities Reading Room. Finally the group will be taken to the Treasures Gallery, where some of the most precious and iconic items are on display.

Alumni will proceed to a nearby pub for cocktails following the tour. More details to follow.

There is no fee to attend, but please confirm your attendance by Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Map and Directions

Please contact Western Alumni if you require information in an alternate format, or if any other arrangements can make this event accessible to you.

joel faflak
Joel Faflak
Director of the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities at Western

We are sorry, the deadline for registering for this event online has passed. Please email alumnirsvp@uwo.ca or call 1-800-258-6896 and press 2 if you are still interested in attending. Please leave your name, email, phone number, the name of your guest and specify which event you will be attending.

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