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Annual Lecture 2019 with Dr Karen Attar - "Unsung Powers: Women who shaped Senate House Library"

Join the Friends of Senate House Library for our 2019 Lecture, "Unsung Powers: Women who shaped Senate House Library". 

CH MacDonald
Thursday 24 January 2019, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Court Room, Senate House

Join the Friends of Senate House Library for our 2019 Lecture, "Unsung Powers: Women who shaped Senate House Library"

In our 2019 Lecture, Dr Karen Attar, Curator of Rare Books and University Art at Senate House Library, will tell the stories of some women who were significant for Senate House Library.

This lecture follows on from the University of London’s year-long celebration of leading women. Women have been connected with libraries for many years, but their importance and impact are not always obvious, such as the intimidating Muriel Quinn and the generous Edith, Lady Durning-Lawrence.

This event is free to attend and will start with a short Annual General Meeting.

About Dr Karen Attar

Dr Karen Attar is the Curator of Rare Books and University Art at Senate House Library, University of London, where she has been since late 2001, and a Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies within the University of London's School of Advanced Study. She has published widely on the history of libraries and book collecting, featuring particularly Senate House Library, edited the Library's treasures volume, and edited the third edition of the reference book "Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland".