Members' Area

Members of The London Library have access to a unique humanities library for use in their own homes or workplaces, in addition to congenial spaces in which to read and work.

 

House Historian

Final jacket cover House Histories copyTuesday 28 November 2017 6pm-8pm
Members’ Room

Melanie Backe-Hansen, author of House Histories and Historic Streets and Squares, will reveal fascinating stories of people and events that she has uncovered in her work researching the history of houses across the country. Melanie will present details of a Cotswold house connected to Queen Elizabeth I, a Nottinghamshire house where Byron engaged in amateur dramatics, and a London mansion block used by the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War. During her talk Melanie will reveal tips and tricks to researching the history of houses, involving a variety of sources, many of which are found on the shelves at The London Library.

Places are at this event are free of charge but strictly limited to 25 spaces. Reserve your place herePlease note this event is for London Library members only. 

 


Christmas Party webMembers' Christmas Party

Thursday 30 November 2017

6.30pm-8.30pm Reading Room

Join fellow members and staff of The London Library to celebrate the festive season. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance - make your booking here. Please note that this event is for members in the first instance and we are not yet able to make tickets available to members' guests - guests can, however, reserve a place on the waiting list in the event of tickets becoming available in the last week of November. 


 

The Dandy at Dusk with Philip Mann

Wednesday 24 January 2018 (please note different date from Magazine)

6.00pm-7.30pm

Members' Room 

Philip Mann chronicles the relationship of dandyism and the emerging cultural landscape of modernity via portraits of Regency England’s Beau Brummell – the first dandy – and six twentieth-century figures: Austrian architect Adolf Loos, The Duke of Windsor, neo-Edwardian couturier Bunny Roger, writer and raconteur Quentin Crisp, French film producer Jean-Pierre Melville, and New German Cinema enfant terrible and inverted dandy Rainer Werner Fassbinder. He blends memorable anecdotes with acute analysis to explore their style, identity and influence and interweaves their stories with an entertaining history of tailoring and men's fashion. The Dandy at Dusk contextualises the relationship between dandyism, decadence and modernism, against the background of a century punctuated by global conflict and social upheaval. 

Places are at this event are free of charge but strictly limited to 25 spaces. Reserve your place herePlease note this event is for London Library members only. 




The London Library Philosophy Group

 

Every second Wednesday of the month

Members’ Room

The group is open to all members, from complete beginners to those who are well read in the subject. All that is asked is that members are willing to join in the discussion and should have read the text that is being discussed which will be circulated in advance of each meeting.

London Library members wishing to attend meetings should register their interest with the group co-ordinator, Library member John Robinson, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a name and contact phone number.

Members will receive further details about the group, and a reading and resources list which relates to the topic being discussed at the end of each meeting.

Free to members. Numbers are limited to 15 members each meeting.


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