Upcoming closures

Now that we’re getting into the summer, we’re spending some time exploring aspects of Special Collections provision over the period of the Templeman redevelopment and taking stock of the collections. This means that we need to close the reading room on a few occasions over the coming weeks.

Special Collections will be closed

  • from 1pm on Monday 24th June
  • all day Friday 28 June
  • from Tuesday 2 – Thursday 4 July inclusive

We hope that this will not cause too much inconvenience; please do contact us if you have any concerns.

An Historical visit

Just so that you know, tomorrow, Thursday 9 May, Special Collections will be hosting a visit of the local Canterbury branch of the Historical Association, to show off some of our local history – and some of our just exciting – materials. This means that the reading room will be closed from 1pm tomorrow in order to set up.

The visit will take place from 5-6pm; if you are interested in coming to see what sort of materials we have, please do feel free to drop in.

Even better, we are delighted to be hosting the Historical Association’s lecture at 7pm on the 9th May, which will be given by Dr Sally Dixon-Smith, Curator of the Tower of London, on Royal Beasts: the menagerie at the Tower of London. This will be held in TR201, on level 2 of the Templeman Library. All are welcome to attend; admission is free for students and HA members, all others are asked for a contribution of £3.