1 December 2016 - 21 May 2017

Examining the historical origins of our ideas about other animals and the consequences of these for ourselves and our planet.


15 September 2016 - 15 January 2017

Tracing the rise and fall of the mental asylum and how it has shaped the complex landscape of mental health today.

blog series

This series showcases different voices and perspectives from people with lived experience of mental ill health and explores their ideas of personal asylum.


Drop in

Thursday 15 December


Late-night shopping with a festive twist, including offers, cocktails, treats and carols.

Hungry for more? Join us for delicious lunches, drinks and afternoon tea on level 2.

Do you have an idea for a small participatory event that you would like to hold in our Reading Room?