London Rare Books School

The London Rare Books School (LRBS) at the Institute of English Studies, University of London runs a series of intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects taught in and around Senate House and online.

LRBS runs short courses throughout the year, as well as a longer summer school in June and July.

LRBS 2024 | 10-14 June 2024 & 17-21 June 2024

Unless otherwise specified, LRBS summer school and short courses are introductory and no specialist prior knowledge is required. However, participants are normally expected to hold an undergraduate degree or equivalent professional experience.  For more information, please contact the Director, Dr Andrew Nash.  

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LRBS | Short Courses

Information about LRBS short courses available in 2024 can be found here.

LRBS short courses take place in a variety of locations throughout the year. We offer intensive courses taught over three days, one-day courses focused on specific topics or library collections, and workshops held in London and elsewhere.

Course fees with discounts for students vary according to the duration of the course. Bursaries to support those who would otherwise be unable to attend are available for some courses. 

LRBS Staff

Dr Andrew Nash

Reader in Book History and Director of the London Rare Books School

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