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Top Level Tips: Using Discovery
15 September | 14:00 to 14:30
Learn our top tips for using our catalogue, Discovery. Within half an hour you will come away with all of the tools needed to make the most of the catalogue for your research.
Meet the Author: Wendy Holden: The Governess
16 September | 19:30 to 20:30
Wendy Holden discusses her fascinating novel about Marion Crawford – a young, progressive woman with a social conscience who took on raising a future queen. This is the ultimate behind the scenes story, perfect for lovers of The Crown.
Talk: Out in the City: Queer Club culture in London, 1918–1967
18 September | 14:00 to 15:00
Victoria Iglikowski-Broad reveals some of the clandestine LGBTQ+ spaces that were raided and closed by police, and the covert methods of communication that had to be relied upon in 1918-1967.
Meet the Author: Trevor Barnes: Dead Doubles
7 October | 19:30 to 20:30
In conversation with Professor Chris Andrew (author of the official History of MI5, The Defence Realm), Trevor Barnes will discuss his new study on one of the Cold War’s most notorious spy cases – the Portland Spy Ring.
Meet the Author: Rebecca Gowers: The Scoundrel Harry Larkyns
18 November | 19:30 to 20:30
Rebecca Gowers talks about the fascinating story she uncovered within her family tree. That of Harry Larkyns – an attractive cad who fell in love with the wife of noted photographer, Eadweard Muybridge. Our Collections Expert, Katherine Howells, will join Rebecca to showcase some of Muybridge’s pictures.
Meet the Author: Roger Dalrymple: Crippen
23 November | 19:30 to 20:30
110 years to the day after the execution of Dr Crippen, Roger Dalrymple will talk about how the murder caused a sensation at the time that still resonates today. Roger will draw on official records to examine the case itself and the public’s fascination with the brutal crime.