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Brotherton 75th talks series

Celebrating the Brotherton Library's 75 years: a series of talks examining the past, present and future of the Library, culminating with a lecture by the University's Chancellor, Melvyn Bragg.

No booking required for most events, just come in good time to the Brotherton Room in Special Collections, Brotherton Library.

The Book of Books - the radical impact of the King James Bible, 1611 - 2011

The Brotherton Lecture by University Chancellor, Melvyn Bragg

When: Thursday 6th October, 6.00pm

Where: Great Hall, University of Leeds

This is a ticketed event. Tickets can now be obtained online from:

http://brotherton75lecture.eventbrite.com.

There will be a special exhibition open to all in the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery.

The Brotherton Library of the Future

When: Wednesday 7th September, 13:00 - 14:00
Where: Brotherton Room, Brotherton Library

University Librarian Dr Stella Butler will present her vision for the Library, cultivating knowledge - Library services for the University of Leeds in the 21st century, supported by Jodie Double, head of the Library's Digital Services speaking on the Digital Shift.

Join the optional 'mystery tour' revealing the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Brotherton Library and Special Collections.

Present Excellence

When: Thursday 7th July, 17:15
Where: Brotherton Room, Brotherton Library

A showcase of short talks demonstrating how the Brotherton's collections have inspired research at the University, delivered by the researchers themselves. Prof. Russell Goulbourne will speak on the potential of the French collections in the Brotherton, Dr Chris Hammond will discuss how a Physics Department exercise book reveals the origins of the Braggs' 1915 Nobel Prize, and Dr Michael Brennan will talk about his own experience of using one of the Library's most recent major benefactions, the Fay and Geoffrey Elliot Collection.

Refreshments provided.
Join the optional 'mystery tour' revealing the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Brotherton Library and Special Collections.

The Lessons of the Past

When: Friday 27th May, 13:00-14:00
Where: Brotherton Room, Brotherton Library

John Smurthwaite presents an intriguing 'History of the World in Two Objects' - two museum objects in the Brotherton Library form the starting-point for a visit to the West Yorkshire of eighty years ago - discover the connection between the Brotherton, Victorian engineering and the Torquay Eisteddfod. Andrew Cooper gives a fascinating insight into the history of computerisation in the library and the impact and changes it brought on the library and its staff – from the manual tyranny of filling in and filing of slip cards to the early "computerised" paper Student Library catalogue.

The First 75 years: Launch of the Brotherton Library's Year of Celebration

When: Tuesday 17th May, 17:15
Where: Brotherton Room, Brotherton Library

Join us for a fascinating journey through the Brotherton Library's 75 years, charting the creation of the most impressive building on campus, its early years, the people and events that moulded its development and revealing some of the treasures it holds. Your guide is our Head of Special Collections, Chris Sheppard. The University Librarian, Dr Stella Butler, will launch six months of celebrations for the Brotherton Library's 75 years.

Refreshments provided.
Join the optional 'mystery tour' revealing the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Brotherton Library and Special Collections.