Monthly Archives: September 2012

Printing, cutting, folding and ringing

At the moment the Loftus Room is packed with students, sixth formers, and a clutch of others, watching the matinee of the Tin Ring. As there are three more performances of the show, staff have spent the morning preparing membership packs and … Continue reading

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The Tin Ring Begins

This afternoon saw the first  performance of The Tin Ring. More than half the audience of 70 people were students from Northumbria University, most of whom study under Jane Arnfield. The performance took place in the intimate surrounding so of … Continue reading

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James Naughtie and David Almond in the Silence Room

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Conversations in the Silence Room

At the time of writing this blog (Tuesday afternoon), sound engineers from the BBC were here, setting up the Silence Room which was to be used to record an episode of BBC Radio 4’s Book Club. James Naughtie is interviewing … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life

Let’s rewind to yesterday, Wednesday 12th September….. It’s 7am and with two and a half hours until the library opens to members and the public, our three cleaners and caretaker arrive to prepare the building for the busy day ahead.  So … Continue reading

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New Institution for Lectures in Natural Philosophy

New Institution for Lectures in Natural Philosophy

April 2nd 1803

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Denmark, Saffron Walden and Half Price Tickets

Yesterday we welcomed a group of 30 people who were participating in Durham University’s Summer School. A flying visit, really, but because the theme of the week was Victorians,  they could not have visited a better place! After a quick cup … Continue reading

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