The British Library is a crucial source of news and media content across all formats. Our vast newspaper collections cover national and local press of all kinds. We are archiving websites about significant events, to ensure that these vital sources are not lost. In our Reading Rooms you can access hundreds of thousands of TV and radio programmes, including all news broadcast in the UK over the last two years.
Our Doctoral Open Days are a chance for new PhD students to discover the British Library’s unique research materials. At this event you will learn about our news and media collections, find out how to access them, and meet our expert staff and other researchers in your field. The events are solely for first year PhD students who are new to the Library. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
To make the most of your day, you may wish to get a free Reader Pass before the event.
Students will learn about our collections, find out how to access them, and meet our expert staff as well as other researchers in their field. In addition to an understanding of the Library’s collections, the students gain a wider introduction to the information landscape in their field and research opportunities opening up in digital information environment. Numbers are limited and, as these events are very popular, we do encourage early booking. Places cost £5.00 and this includes lunch.
Students are welcome to attend any Open Days if they feel it is relevant to their area of research.
For details of the all events taking place at the British Library please see the British Library website.