Bernard Quaritch Ltd

28 April 2020 11:00am to 12:30pm

Unfortunately this visit has had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 virus.  All those who had booked places will be advised of the new date in due course.

The Office of the Court of the Lord Lyon

12 March 2020 2:00pm to 3:30pm

H.M. New Register House, Edinburgh, EH1 3YT

The visit will begin with a welcome from the Lord Lyon King of Arms and the Lyon Clerk and Keeper of the Records. The Lord Lyon will then give a presentation on the history and work of the Court and an introduction to Heraldry in Scotland, which is carefully regulated by the Court. 

Beckford’s Tower and Museum

10 March 2020 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Lansdowne Road, Bath, BA1 9BH

Writer and collector William Beckford (1760-1844) moved to Bath in 1822 and created a mile-long landscape at the top of which was built the 120ft high Beckford’s Tower.  The tower was his study retreat, where he could withdraw from the city, work on his writings and contemplate the surrounding landscape.  It also housed part of his impressive library of rare volumes and valuable bindings. 

The Ruskin - Library Museum and Research Centre

25 February 2020 12:30pm to 3:30pm

University of Lancaster, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YB

In 2018, the Ruskin received unprecedented assistance from FNL towards the acquisition of the pre-eminent Whitehouse Ruskin Collection (see FNL Annual Report 2018).  The current exhibition Ruskin: Museum of the Near Future features items from the collection.

Campion Hall

10 December 2019 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Brewer St, Oxford OX1 1QS

Founded in 1896, Campion Hall is one of the Permanent Private Halls of the University of Oxford.  It is run by the Society of Jesus and occupies a fine late-Lutyens building, built in 1935. The Hall’s collection, assembled by the celebrated Fr. Martin D’Arcy includes many fine works of baroque and twentieth century art, as well as books associated with St Edmund Campion, including the very rare secret printing of Decem Rationes

Wallace Collection Library and Archives

4 November 2019 2:00pm to 3:30pm

The Wallace Collection Library and Archives house an extensive collection of around 35,000 books, historical and institutional records relating to the museum and its founders, and several collected archives. The topics represented in the Library and Archives mirror those of the museum: French 18th century fine and decorative arts, arms and armour and the history of collecting are its main subject areas.

Winchester College Fellows' LIbrary

10 October 2019 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Thursday 10th October, 2-4.30pm
Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, SO23 9NA

Winchester College was founded in 1382 and is one of England’s oldest schools. Over the past six centuries it has acquired a remarkable historic collection of more than ten thousand books and manuscripts, including volumes from the library of the founder, William of Wykeham. The visit will include a viewing of some of the library’s treasures, from medieval manuscripts to contemporary artist’s books. There will also be an opportunity to visit a temporary exhibition in the school museum celebrating the bicentenary of John Keats’ visit to Winchester.

Limited to 25 places.

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