King's honours librarian and bibliographer 'Tim' Munby

of ANL ('Tim') Munby

King's College will hold a conference on 28-29 June 2013 to mark the centenary of the birth of A.N.L. (Tim) Munby. Tim was Librarian at King’s from 1947 to 1974, and occupied many other College offices besides.

He was celebrated among bibliographers as a pioneer of the study of British book collecting. He won many friends through his generosity and indomitable capacity to entertain (as a prisoner of war, he produced a Baedeker-style tour guide to the camp where he was interned).

The conference will include distinguished speakers, visits to special exhibitions at the Cambridge University Library, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the King’s Library, and a celebratory dinner. The conference theme is ‘Floreat Bibliomania’ – Great Collectors and their Grand Designs’.

The event is open to the public. For more details see the King's members' website. We hope to see you there!

Posted: 

12 February 2013