Archive for 'Tales from the Reading Room'

Reader 5000!

We have been waiting with bated breath in the Reading Room for the registration of our next Reader because that person would be the recipient of Reader’s Ticket number 5000! ...

Sketchbooks, Maps and Minute Books: a busy week in the Reading Room

It was another busy week in the Reading Room last week, and our readers were studying a range of topics. We had welcomed a group of volunteers from Baddesley Clinton, ...

Closed Week in the Reading Room

From 16th to 20th December the Reading Room was closed to Readers so that we could undertake some work behind-the-scenes and make some changes. We had a long list of ...

Tales from the Reading Room is taken over by Bridgetown Primary School!

Takeover Day is a national event giving children the opportunity to experience the world of work and workplaces and staff to get new perspectives. Whilst this was the second year ...

Explore Your Archive Day – Tudor Life in the Reading Room

  Written by Madeleine Cox, Reading Room Services Co-ordinator. Last week was Explore Your Archives Week, a national event organised by the TNA to raise awareness of the rich variety ...

Exploring the Origins of Stratford’s Shakespeare Libraries

Last week we welcomed Edina Pillók to the Reading Room, originally from Hungary, but coming to us from Finland, to complete research for her dissertation proposal for a Librarianship course. Edina ...

Vivien Leigh’s Birthday Centenary

This week saw the centenary of Vivien Leigh’s birth and we were looking at some of the stunning Angus McBean photos we have in our collections of the Vivien and ...

Tales from the Reading Room – Episode 40

Voltaire, Garrick and Shakespeare, September 6-9th and a man in a blue suit decorated with frogs….! Another week of connections and finding items in the collections with unexpected links! Readers ...

Tales from the Reading Room – Episode 39

We are busily preparing for Heritage Open Days in the Reading Room at the moment and from Thursday 12th September until Sunday 15th September we will be providing tours of ...

Tales from the Reading Room – Episode 38

  I’ve been writing to staff and students at Interlingua School in Liski (Russia) for three years now, ever since they first wrote to the Library and Archive and asked ...

A freely available online exhibition exploring keys aspects of the music in Shakespeare’s plays, as well as music inspired by Shakespeare.