On Halloween, Reading PhD student Evan Hayles Gledhill will be running a free session at the British Library to introduce library users to the magical texts, and texts about magic, held within the collections. Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them is a 45 minute lunchtime session that will be fun for those who have a general interest in the topic, and useful for those who study the history of the book, magic and folklore, and cultural studies.
Full details and booking instructions are found on the British Library website. The British Library offers a regular programme of Discovery sessions for groups, and you can book a free 1-2-1 session on a topic of your choosing also. This is a great way to start your research on a undergrad dissertation project. The team of reference specialists are online between 10 and 4 daily, and answering your enquiries by email, as well as being available in person at the reference desks in the reading rooms.
During their time as a PhD student here at Reading, Evan has also been employed by the British Library for over two years, and keeps finding new resources! Reading students are lucky to be a short train ride from London, and can make use of this wonderful institution in person as well as online.