The Country House Library

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 18:00
Gordon Cameron Lecture Theatre
An 'Arrol Adam Lecture' by Mark Purcell

Mark Purcell, Deputy Director of the Research Collections at Cambridge University Library and a Bye-Fellow of Pembroke College, will be discussing the country house library as part of the 2018 Arrol Adam Lecture series. For fifteen years he was Libraries Curator to the National Trust.

His book The Country House Library was published by Yale University Press in October 2016. 

The Arrol Adam Lectures were set up in memory of William Arrol Adam, who read Chemistry at Fitzwilliam House in 1905 and died in 1939. It was the stated intention of the bequest, made in 1962 by his widow Jane Wylie Adam, to disseminate knowledge, promote discussion of issues of general interest and concern and to foster the use of plain and simple English.

Book your free place here.


For more information please contact: 
Francis Knights
Contact email: 
fk240@fitz.cam.ac.uk