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William Ewart Gladstone: From birth to death

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 18th May 2018 | 0 Comments

19th May 2018, marks the 120th anniversary of William Ewart Gladstone’s death. The use of the word ‘anniversary’ may seem too jolly for such a sombre event; William Gladstone’s life was extraordinary and in this post we shall celebrate it and the man behind the podium.



    Cal Flyn: Bilberry Woods / May

    by Amy Sumner | Friday, 18th May 2018 | 0 Comments

    Over a long day confined to a desk a mind can wander great distances. But bodies need exercise too. To this end, every evening before dinner – or sometimes after – I’ve been stepping into the dappled light for a walk or a jog through the Bilberry Woods, on the edge of the Hawarden Estate.


      ReaderPLUS – protecting Gladstone’s users for the future

      by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 15th May 2018 | 0 Comments

      If you’ve visited Gladstone's Library recently, you might have noticed a change in the front corridor: new Reader Application forms! These grass-green beauties – very appropriate for spring – replace the well-known A4 Reader Form that every Reader will have completed at one time or another.


        The Irish answer

        by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 01st May 2018 | 0 Comments

        The items on show in our Display Cabinet this month have been curated by intern Alex Locke. Entitled ‘The Irish Answer’, the display concentrates on William Gladstone and Irish Home Rule, and shows not only the complexity of the issue, but the many different types of printed matter the subject generated. In this blog, Alex gives us more on one of the major political problems of the 19th Century…