The Institute of Historical Research Library will be closed on 21st November 2017.
The University of London is having its Foundation Day which is the annual celebration of the grant by William IV of the University’s first charter in 1836.
The University presented its first honorary degrees in June 1903. Among the recipients were the Prince of Wales (LLD) and the Princess of Wales (DMus), later King George V and Queen Mary.
Since then, this accolade has been bestowed on a wide range of distinguished individuals from both the academic and non-academic worlds. Their names are recorded in the Register of Honorary Degrees and recipients have included Judi Dench, T S Eliot, Margot Fonteyn and Henry Moore. A video newsreel film (1948) of Sir Winston Churchill being awarded a Doctor of Literature honoris causa at the University of London, Senate House can be watched here .
More information can be found here: Foundation Day
Foundation Day 2015
We will reopen on Wednesday 22nd November as usual at 9am – 8.45pm!
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you from The Library Team