British Library Open Days are a chance for PhD students to discover the British Library’s unique research materials. From newspapers to maps, datasets to manuscripts, ships’ logs to websites, the collections cover a wide range of formats and languages spanning the last 3,000 years. Doctoral Open Days are designed to explain the practicalities of using the Library and its services, plus help you navigate the physical and online collections. As well as hearing from the British Library expert and friendly staff, students will have the opportunity to meet researchers in all disciplines. Each day concentrates on a different aspect of the Library’s collections and most take an inter-disciplinary approach. Students are welcome to choose the day they feel is most relevant to their studies.
The 2017 Open Days are as follows:
Asian &African Collections 16 January
News & Media 23-Jan
Social Sciences 30-Jan
Boston Spa 01-Feb
Music Collections 13-Feb
Pre 1600 Collections 20-Feb
17 & 18th Century Collections 27 February
19th Century Collections 6 March
20th & 21st Century Collections 13 March
All events take place in the British Library Conference Centre at St Pancras, London, except for the event on 1 February 2017, which takes place at the Library’s site in Boston Spa, Yorkshire. This is a new addition to the programme for 2017. Suitable for researchers of all disciplines and subject areas, it will showcase the expanding range of research material accessible to researchers at Boston Spa. However, speakers will also provide an overarching introduction to the Library that will be of interest to anyone planning to explore our collections for PhD research – whether that is in Yorkshire, in London or online.
For further details of the all Open Days and how to book please see the British Library website. Places cost £10.00 including lunch and other refreshments.