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From April 2018

All visitors of Dr Williams's Library:

Visitors to the Library who wish to consult materials which are not on open access in the Reading Room will need to give the Library at least one week's notice (the same as for manuscripts) and provide in advance the titles and, if available, the shelf marks. If the materials need to be read in the rare books reading room it may be difficult to accommodate visitors during busy periods.

Dr David Wykes

New Titles added March 2018

2:29pm, 04/04/18

    Christianity in the post secular West 2007.   Islam and English law 2013.   Post-war Bristol 1945-1965 2000. read more …

Blog 7 is out.

9:49am, 04/04/18

William Artaud William Artaud (1763-1823) was a history and portrait painter, noted as being a ‘violent democrat’ with nonconformist views and connections. See our new blog. read more …

New Intern: Emma Hewson

11:30am, 12/03/18

Having graduated with a BA in History from the University of Warwick, I am undertaking this internship to learn about the practices of archives and researchers before going to study for an MA in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute in October. Here at Dr Williams's Library my main project is to research a self-portrait painting by William Artaud, an artist largely forgotten. Alongside this, I am being taught about archives and cataloguing, and will be assisting in the photographing of the Artaud portait as well as an album containing letters and artworks relating to John James Masquerier. read more …

March Seminar: prof Erik Goldstein

2:30am, 03/03/18

 ‘Dissenter Diplomacy: Sub-diplomatic efforts in the making of the Anglo-American alliance, 1850-1918'. read more …

Visiting Library Fellow

10:52am, 21/12/17

Dr Williams's Visiting Library Fellow The Trustees have been pleased to elect Professor Erik Goldstein to a Library Visiting Fellowship for 2018. Erik Goldstein is Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University (Massachusetts). His current research project is on the sub-diplomatic networks that helped to build the Anglo-American alliance during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. read more …

2016 Friends Lecture is available.

3:31pm, 07/08/17

The 2016 Friends of Dr Williams's Library Lecture given by Dr Alan Argent: Dr Williams's Library 1729-1793 "a good library, under the direction of the dissenters"  is now available. read more …

Friday Closure

3:45pm, 26/04/17

Dr Williams's Library will be open from Monday to Thursday but closed every Friday from Friday the 7th July 2017 until further notice. This will allow staff to work on cataloguing and other essential projects. read more …

10:46am, 28/03/17

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