British Library Open Days for new doctoral students


If you’re a new doctoral student at Brighton, you may be interested in taking a trip to London in the new year to attend one of the British Library’s Open Days for Doctoral Students.

These Doctoral Open Days are a chance for you to discover the Library’s unique research materials. From newspapers to maps, datasets to manuscripts, ships’ logs to websites, the British Library’s collections cover a wide range of formats and languages spanning the last 3,000 years. Each Open Day concentrates on a different aspect of the Library’s collections and most take an inter-disciplinary approach.

The Open Days are aimed at first year PhD students and are as follows:

Asian & African Collections                16 January 2017

News & Media                                   13 January

Social Sciences                                   30 January

Boston Spa                                         01 February

Music Collections                               13 February

Pre 1600 Collections                          20 February

17 & 18th Century Collections            27 February

19th Century Collections                    6 March

20th & 21st Century Collections         13 March (Sold out)

Each day costs just £10 and the price includes lunch and refreshments. Places are limited so visit the British Library’s event page to book your place today. And if you do attend one of the Open Days and fancy writing a blog post about your experience, please get in touch with your RSA or Lorraine Slater. We’d love to hear from you!