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P1010291We're delighted to welcome Loyd Grossman CBE who on Thursday 16 March will be giving an illustrated talk to an invited audience on the theme of redefining heritage and cultural value in a post-truth world. As the authority of objective facts is challenged in public discourse today, he will examine how to define what is worth preserving for future generations.

Chairman of the Royal Parks and the Heritage Alliance, a founding member of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and an active London Library member, Loyd has made a unique contribution to the cultural heritage sector. His varied career has seen him take leadership roles within English Heritage, the Museums and Galleries Commission, the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England and National Museums Liverpool, amongst others, in addition to journalism, television and music.

Loyd's talk takes place in our magnificent Reading Room and is accompanied by a drinks reception starting at 6.30pm.

"A LIBRARY STEEPED IN HISTORY"

Tom Holland

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