Political women in the early United States
International Women's Day lecture
Could women be political before they got the vote? 'Yes', says Catherine Allgor, Director of Education at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California. Allgor examines the political influence of white ruling class women on the early United States and its democratic future. Talk given on 8 March 2017.
Thanksgiving Day: Henrietta Liston and the prehistory of the 'Special Relationship'
Professor Frank Cogliano's talk explores the early history of British-American relations, with particular reference to the astute observations of Henrietta Liston. Henrietta was married to Robert Liston, the British Minister to the United States between 1796 and 1800.
You are Here … at last: The story of the map exhibition
In her talk, our Maps, Mountaineering and Polar Collections Curator Paula Williams reveals the challenges of putting together our maps exhibition, 'You are Here'. Talk given on 28 September 2016.
Sparkiving: Loitering with intent to catalogue
Our Muriel Spark Project Curator, Dr Colin McIlroy, takes us on a journey through newly discovered highlights of author Muriel Spark's archive. Talk given on 23 June 2016.
Playing Shakespeare: 400 years of great acting
Great actors have brought Shakespeare's characters to life over the past 400 years. Our Literature and Arts Curator, Andrew Martin, puts some of them centre stage in this illustrated talk. (Around 50 minutes. Q&A session not included in the recording.) Talk given on 19 May 2016.
Read about the 'Playing Shakespeare' display held at the Library from 17 March to 12 June 2016.