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Image: John Ruskin's 'Gothic Book' notebook, 1850. Courtesy of The Ruskin, Lancaster University.
Find out the latest news on our major campaign to save Honresfield Library.
21 Jul 2021
FNL forms consortium to save literary treasure trove for the nation
FNL is leading a bid to save Honresfield Library a treasure trove of literary manuscripts.
17 Jun 2021
Stephen Hawking's archive saved for the nation
Stephen Hawking's archive has been acquired by Cambridge University Library and the contents of his office by the Science Museum.
27 May 2021
FNL Annual Report 2020
In 2020, FNL gave 39 acquisition grants to institutions across the UK, enabling the enhancement of collections even in the face of a pandemic
24 May 2021
FNL facilitates major donation
FNL has facilitated the gift of the Book of Lismore (C15th) from the Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement to University College Cork.
30 Mar 2021
Help find Darwin's missing notebooks
24 Nov 2020
The Barrie Cooke Archive
Pembroke College, Cambridge, has acquired the archive of Barrie Cooke, an artist whose closest friends were Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney.
15 Nov 2020
2019 - another record year for FNL!
11 Jun 2020
Happy birthday, Charles Dickens!
7 Feb 2020
David Almond Archive online
The archive was acquired with FNL support and selected parts are now digitised and freely accessible.
1 Dec 2019
Ludlow Roll on display
Acquired and digitised with FNL support, the Ludlow Roll is now on display until January 2020
4 Nov 2019
Judge’s copy of "Lady Chatterley’s Lover" acquired by University of Bristol
The copy of Lady Chatterley's Lover used by the judge in the landmark obscenity trial of 1960 has been acquired by the University with FNL's help.
30 Oct 2019
FNL members' visit to Winchester College
Read about the fascinating visit by FNL members to Winchester College
22 Oct 2019
Great Easton Missal, c15thC
Acquired (1931) and digitised (2017) thanks to FNL support
22 Sep 2019
2018: a record year!
In 2018 FNL awarded over 50 grants to a total value of just under £300,000 - the highest in any year since FNL was founded in 1931.
20 Jun 2019
Ruskin collection saved for the nation
21 Mar 2019
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