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Science Library open as usual during ground floor works

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UCL Library Services has extensive archives including rare books, manuscripts, personal papers, historical records and artefacts across a range of subjects. Each year there are themed exhibitions in the Main Library that draw particularly on highlights from UCL Special Collections.  There are also both temporary and permanent exhibitions at other UCL libraries.  On occasion, the libraries arrange exhibitions at alternative UCL and external locations too.

Current exhibition

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Fair play and foul: connecting with Shakespeare at UCL

Marking the Shakespeare400 anniversary in 2016, this exhibition considers his enduring influence on language and learning, as well as our perennial fascination with the Bard.  Shakespeare’s patrons, peers, scholars and imitators are represented with items drawn from UCL Special Collections and the Newsam Library and Archives, UCL Institute of Education.

The exhibition will run from 1 February to 15 December 2016

Previous exhibitions

Our last 3 exhibitions are listed below.

Information about all our previous exhibitions is also available.

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Queen of the Sciences: a celebration of numbers and the LMS
February - December 2015

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Art and Honour : contemporary impressions of WWI
February - December 2014

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Natsume Sōseki, the Greatest Novelist in Modern Japan
21st November-18th December 2013

Current exhibitions

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Queen Square Library, Archive & Museum, UCL Institute of Neurology & The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery (UCLH)
The Queen Square Archive, Rare Books and Museum collections are housed in and managed by the Queen Square Library.

Previous exhibitions

Banham Bartlett and Beyond

Banham Bartlett and Beyond at UCL Bartlett Library
Banham taught at The Bartlett as senior lecturer of architectural history from 1964-1978. The exhibition seeks to revive Banham’s legacy, elucidating his role at The Bartlett and his wider cultural impact.

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Queen Square Library, Archive & Museum, UCL Institute of Neurology & The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery (UCLH)

Includes Queen Square Archives and Museum and Rare books and Queen Square reprints.

Moorfields Eye Museum exhibit case

Joint Library of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital & UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
Including Moorfields Eye Hospital Museum and rare and historical collection of books on ophthalmology.

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