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Rooksnest, the house that inspired 'Howard's End'.

New 'Howards End' begins Sunday, 12 November.

10 November 2017
Jane Austen

Following the success of July's open day, which was attended by over 1,000 people, King's College Library is opening its doors to the public once more to showcase treasures related to Jane Austen and her family.

7 September 2017

The story behind E.M. Forster's posthumous novel 'Maurice' is being explained this Sunday, 9 July.

5 July 2017

The 18 July 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen, and King’s College Library joins the commemorations with an exhibition showcasing rare first editions of all of her novels

5 July 2017
Photograph of C.R. Ashbee in Jerusalem, c.1919.  [CRA/1/44, f.356]

Online exhibition using archives to explore C.R. Ashbee’s life, ideology and achievements.

Recent accessions to the Ashbee papers are the subject of the latest post on our special collections blog.

4 July 2017
E.M. Forster, aged about 2 years old, with his mother sitting on a chair beside him. Taken by W.J. Hawker (EMF/27/149).

Online exhibition using archives to explore the relationship certain famous King's College alumni had with their mothers.

10 February 2017
John Bernard Bury (1917-2017)

Pioneering art historian John Bernard Bury (born 1917) passed away on 18th January 2017, at Wimbledon, aged 99. John studied at Balliol College, Oxford, where he read modern history (1935-38).

21 February 2017

King's Library receives £44,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for an upcoming project.

24 May 2016

King's publishes a limited edition of John Saltmarsh's history and commentary of the Chapel.

11 November 2015

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