From the archives: What to do with the libraries?

In our previous post about the Ministry of Information (see here) we noted that the ‘exigencies of war’ alongside the occupation of Senate House by the Ministry caused various problems for the University of London.  One of these was a question over what to do with the libraries.  In the lead up to this year’s… Continue reading From the archives: What to do with the libraries?

The #BloomsburyFest 2013 interviews: Alex Beeching, the Orwellian Garden

In the run-up to #BloomsburyFest 2013, we are sharing a series of blog posts offering a sneak peak at this year’s line-up of performances, events, talks and workshops hosted by the School of Advanced Study. In this post we introduce Alex Beeching and his team who will be transforming the Russell Square car park of Senate House into… Continue reading The #BloomsburyFest 2013 interviews: Alex Beeching, the Orwellian Garden

Literature at #BloomsburyFest 2013 – Talks and Book Launches

Will Self

“they discuss Bloomsbury’s history as a meeting place and point of intersection for poets, radicals, and visionaries of all kinds” ————————————————————————————————————————- Bloomsbury is famous for its literary heritage, and still evokes a powerful hold on the literary imagination today. For this year’s Bloomsbury Festival the Institute of English Studies, drawing on contributions from across the… Continue reading Literature at #BloomsburyFest 2013 – Talks and Book Launches

Literature at #BloomsburyFest 2013: Libraries, Museums, and Archives

“to evoke a wind that blows through Senate House library, opening books and prompting unexpected stories” ————————————————————————————————————————- This year’s Bloomsbury festival contains a whole raft of events focused on what are, perhaps, the archetypal Bloomsbury institutions: libraries, museums, and archives.  Indeed there is something every day from the Tuesday (15th October) right through to the… Continue reading Literature at #BloomsburyFest 2013: Libraries, Museums, and Archives

From the archives: The Ministry of Information moving into Senate House

This year’s Bloomsbury Festival (15-20 October 2013) takes a look back and forward with the University of London’s Senate House as its focus.  Built in the 1930s as the second tallest building in London (second only to St Paul’s Cathedral) Senate House soon became home to the newly established Ministry of Information at the outset… Continue reading From the archives: The Ministry of Information moving into Senate House